September 27, 2020

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Your life is Art

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Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971, Camden, NJ; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) makes paintings, collages, photography, video, and installations that draw on art history and popular culture to create a contemporary vision of female sexuality, beauty, and power. Your grandfathers paintings are a American as apple pie. His nostalgic patina of nineteet-century rural imagery is classic. I especially Christina’s World, the abstract qualities of light, time,form and space places his work at the pinnacle of American fine art. Thanks for sharing. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. Connecticut Collects: An Exhibition of Privately Owned Works of Art in Connecticut. 4 October – 3 November 1957. Catalogue with text by Charles C. Cunningham. Annual Exhibition 1963 – Contemporary American Painting. Exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1963. Seitz, William C. The Responsive Eye. Exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1965. 70 Years of Abstract Painting—Excerpts, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, April 6-May 20, 2011. The paint has been applied quite flatly in some areas and very thickly in others. The artist scratched through the thick paint making actual texture there. After the painting dried, she rubbed purple paint into some areas of the textured white. This gives a sense of unity to the picture, which might otherwise seem to consist of isolated parts. When unpleasant melodies are played, the posterior cingulate cortex activates, which indicates a sense of conflict or emotional pain. The right hemisphere has also been found to be correlated with emotion, which can also activate areas in the cingulate in times of emotional pain, specifically social rejection (Eisenberger). This evidence, along with observations, has led many musical theorists, philosophers and neuroscientists to link emotion with tonality. This seems almost obvious because the tones in music seem like a characterization of the tones in human speech, which indicate emotional content. The vowels in the phonemes of a song are elongated for a dramatic effect, and it seems as though musical tones are simply exaggerations of the normal verbal tonality. Go Sync Project a Million Songs to help unlock the health effects of music. BLOCK PARTY: An Exhibition of Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, July 15-August 26, 2006. Polat, S., Gürol, A., ÇelebioÄŸlu, A., & Yildirim, Z. (2015). The effect of therapeutic music on anxiety in children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 1(1), 42-46. MUSIC PROVIDES STRUCTURE. Music is rhythm, rhythm is structure, and structure is soothing to an ADHD brain struggling to regulate itself to stay on a linear path. Music exists in time, with a clear beginning, middle, and end,” says Kirsten Hutchison, a music therapist at Music Works Northwest, a nonprofit community music school near Seattle. That structure helps a child with ADHD plan, anticipate, and react”.

Cummings, Paul. Abstract Drawings 1911 – 1981. Exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1982. Exhibition at Fashion and Textile Museum looks at the work of fashion photographers, both behind the scenes and front of house, at the world’s most important fashion shows. Krout, R. (2007). Music listening to facilitate relaxation and promote wellness: Integrated aspects of our neurophysiological responses to music. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 34(2), 134-141. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. Dada and Surrealism in Chicago Collections. 1 December 1984 – 27 January 1985. Catalogue titled In the Mind’s Eye: Dada and Surrealism with texts by Dawn Ades et al. In many cultures, there is less distinction between performing and listening to music, since virtually everyone is involved in some sort of musical activity, often in a communal setting. In industrialized countries, listening to music through a recorded form, such as sound recording on record or radio became more common than experiencing live performance, roughly in the middle of the 20th century. By the 1980s, watching music videos was a popular way to listen to music, while also seeing the performers. The inspiration for the Griffith Gallery show came after Lewis saw an exhibition of WPA era art at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. At the time, Lewis knew Loran as the author of a famous book, “Cézanne’s Composition,” which was first published in 1943, and remained in print for over 60 years. Lewis had not known of his work as an artist before seeing a landscape in that exhibition. As a celebrated founding member of the conceptual art movement of the 1970s, Lawrence Weiner has inspired several generations of artists to explore the parameters of the traditional art object. Weiner employs the immediacy and universality of language to break down the barriers of art-historical precedents by inviting the viewer to interpret the work from his or her own personally relevant contemporary reality – without the influences of historical reference. First seen in the exhibition Embrace!, AS TO BE IN PLAIN SIGHT was installed on a dizzying wall on level four of the Hamilton Building. Today, it can be viewed as an outdoor work on the south wall of the North Building. This is the part of the brain that recognizes tactile or touch feedback. This sensory cortex controls tactile feedback while playing an instrument or while dancing. This can also occur while at a concert or a club and the speakers play so loud that the whole building shakes and you can feel the vibrations in your body. When this occurs, you are feeling the low frequency vibrations that occur in the music. In relation to people who are deaf, this would be the case. Often when hearing is damaged, it is more difficult for a person to hear higher pitches and softer sounds. So when music can be recognized through touch, feeling the vibrations, it is that much more pleasing to those that are deaf or hard of hearing.

After the Nazis forced the closing of the Bauhaus in 1933, many of its artists immigrated to the United States. There they greatly influenced American architecture and graphic design. László Moholy-Nagy came to Chicago in 1937 and opened the New Bauhaus. The New Bauhaus closed after only a year but Moholy-Nagy converted it into the Institute of Design and ran it until 1946. This school offered the first complete modern design curriculum in America. The Illinois Institute of Technology is a descendant of the New Bauhaus. Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA. Modern Art at Harvard: The Formation of the Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums. 21 October 1985 – 5 January 1986. Catalogue with texts by Caroline A. Jones, John Coolidge, and John M. Rosenfield. This goes against an earlier experiment by Ulrich Kirk, who found that people find paintings to be more aesthetically pleasing when they’re labelled as having come from a gallery, rather than having been generated by computers. Other anecdotes have also painted an unflattering picture of abstract art. The mother of two-year-old toddler Freddie Linsky managed to dupe the art world by selling her son’s work – including a splash of ketchup on a high chair – on Saatchi Online (admittedly, for a paltry £20). A chimp called Congo fared much better, selling off three paintings for £12,000 at Bonhams auction house. June 24-28. Ages 13-17. In this class, each student will create unique designs, choose beautiful tesserae and create their own mosaic piece to take home. Students will learn the process for making a successful mosaic using glass, tile and various found objects. The class will explore the history and contemporary process of mosaics and at the end of the session, each student will produce one or two final mosaic masterpieces. $125 ($110 advance). 701 Whaley St. 803-319-9949. Chase, K.M. (2004). Music therapy assessment for children with developmental disabilities: A survey study. Journal of Music Therapy, 41(1), 28-54. Note: If shipping your work. Posting larger paintings can be much more of a bind, especially for those without experience. So for selling on eBay etc, it makes sense to keep works at a smaller size that you can cope with, – and send without catastrophe. ( Until you have gained some experience, and access to ideal materials for shipping art of significant size). Cummings, Paul. Twentieth-Century Drawings from the Whitney Museum of American Art. Exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1979. Passive listening isn’t a structured music experience. That’s fine for what it is, but music therapy is carefully designed to elicit specific outcomes. You may listen to music while you’re in the hospital to pass the time and feel more at home. However, music therapy offers more benefits for your physical and mental health.

Donald MacLean (b.1962) is a Scottish artist producing still life and landscape paintings. Brought up in Paisley, Scotland, Donald studied Fine Art (sculpture) at Glasgow School of Art from 1980-85. Much of his student work explored organic forms and textures through clay and wax modelling, and bronze casting. Rapaport, Brooke Kamin. The Great Mystery of Things – Aspects of Vital Forms in American Art.” Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age 1940-1960. Exh. cat. New York: Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2001: 118-119. This tranquil painting of the railway bridge has a strangely modern feel about it, perhaps because this bridge, and others very like it, are still part of the landscape today. Smeijsters, H., & van den Hurk, J. (1999). Music therapy helping to work through grief and finding a personal identity. Journal of Music Therapy, 36(3), 222-252. The exhibition Groups + Pairs 2016 – 2020 features 116 new and existing works and is a dedication to Nixon’s elegant experiments in non-objective painting. View the exhibition online. Gagosian Gallery, New York. Arshile Gorky: Paintings and Drawings, 1929 – 1942. 27 October 1998 – 9 January 1999. Catalogue with texts by David Sylvester et al. Pueblo artists have been making pottery for two millennia, and the works on view not only reflect ancestral knowledge—in the maker’s use of materials, methods, and motifs—but also express the potter’s individuality in her choice of size, shape, and design. 55 Mercer: 12 Years (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Lawrence Alloway and Joseph Masheck. New York: 55 Mercer Street, 1983: illustrated. Now Then Again – Contemporary Art in Dallas 1949-1989. Exh. cat. Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1989: 38, 73. Sixty healthy female volunteers (mean age = 25 years) were exposed to a standardized psychosocial stress test after having been randomly assigned to one of three different conditions prior to the stress test: 1) relaxing music (‘Miserere’, Allegri) (RM), 2) sound of rippling water (SW), and 3) rest without acoustic stimulation (R). Salivary cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase (sAA), heart rate (HR), respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), subjective stress perception and anxiety were repeatedly assessed in all subjects. Authors hypothesized that listening to RM prior to the stress test, compared to SW or R would result in a decreased stress response across all measured parameters. Texture: Strong textures within all colours and areas. Lines and Movement: Strong upward bursting thrust due to the direction of line. Thomas Nozkowski (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Marc Mayer and Robert Storr. Ottawa, Ontario: The National Gallery of Canada, 2009.

Paintings & Sculpture from the Albright Art Gallery. New Haven, CT: Yale University School of Fine Arts, 1961. Sky Cathedral (1958) Assemblage, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gilboa, A., & Roginsky, E. (2010). Examining the dyadic music therapy treatment (DUET): The case of a CP child and his mother. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 19(2), 103-132. Punk Rock is a music genre that emerged in the mid-1970s. Rooted in 1960s garage rock , punk bands rejected the perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. They typically produced short, fast-paced songs with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; many bands self-produce recordings and distribute them through independent record labels. The term “punk rock” was first used by American rock critics in the early 1970s to describe 1960s garage bands and certain subsequent acts they perceived as stylistic inheritors. When the movement now bearing the name developed from 1974 to 1976, acts such as Television, Patti Smith, and the Ramones in New York City; the Sex Pistols, the Clash, and the Damned in London; The Runaways in Los Angeles; and the Saints in Brisbane formed its vanguard. As 1977 approached, punk became a major cultural phenomenon in the UK. It spawned a punk subculture expressing youthful rebellion through distinctive styles of clothing and adornment (such as deliberately offensive T-shirts, leather jackets, studded or spiked bands and jewellery, safety pins, and bondage and S&M clothes) and a variety of anti-authoritarian ideologies. In 1977, the influence of the music and subculture became more pervasive, spreading worldwide, especially in England. It took root in a wide range of local scenes that often rejected affiliation with the mainstream. In the late 1970s, punk experienced a second wave as new acts that were not active during its formative years adopted the style. By the early 1980s, faster and more aggressive subgenres such as hardcore punk (e.g. Minor Threat), street punk (e.g. the Exploited), and anarcho-punk (e.g. Crass) became the predominant modes of punk rock. Musicians identifying with or inspired by punk also pursued other musical directions, giving rise to spinoffs such as post-punk, new wave, and later indie pop, alternative rock, and noise rock. By the 1990s, punk re-emerged into the mainstream with the success of punk rock and pop punk bands such as Green Day, Rancid, The Offspring, and Blink-182. A total of 12 universities were surveyed, with 5 allowing responses to be used for research purposes. The number of clients served ranges from 14 to 75, with one no response. Four of the five university clinics offer both group and individual services, however, two of those universities indicated that the majority of services provided are individual. While board certified music therapists are working in all 5 clinics, only one university indicated the university employs the music therapists full-time. Two universities indicated graduate students supervise practicum students in their clinics. One university has 3 adjunct professors responsible for clinical supervision in the clinic. One university has part-time music therapists who are paid hourly and are not university employees.