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2014-06-09

Art and the Brain

2014-02-09

The Mannequin Experiment

2014-01-18

Arts Council Theatre Night

2014-01-09

New Year: New Look. Our Website Changes

2014-01-02

Happy New Year to all our Readers

2014-01-01

The Role of Theatre in Anaheim

2013-11-25

OC Choral Society Plans Big Move to Anaheim

2013-11-10

Updates Today

2013-09-26

Art for Others’ Sake

2013-08-26

Sacred Arts Festival Moves Into 1st Gear

2013-07-17

Looking Back at the Last Few Months

2013-06-20

Why Arts And Humanities Matter

2013-05-29

Catch-up Time

2013-05-04

From STEM to STEAM

2013-04-18

Grant opportunities for older artists

2013-04-08

Arts Council Theatre Night Out

2013-04-08

The Taste of the Arts is Back

2013-03-25

Arts Council Ponders After School Arts Classes

2013-03-25

Congrats to Anaheim Ballet

2013-03-05

Public Forum on After School Arts Education

2013-02-15

Well Deserved Recognition for Becky Areias

2012-12-18

New Performing Arts Center - a Call to the City

2012-11-29

Reflections on the Fall Festival and the Art Crawl

2012-11-24

Champion for the Arts, 2013 - the Race Begins!

2012-11-23

Editor's Pick - What To See Over The Holidays

2012-10-24

Come Together Gets Props in City Council

2012-09-25

What's On In Anaheim?

2012-09-03

The Quest for AIPP

2012-06-30

Wind of Change for Arts Council

2012-06-30

When The Arts Feel The Pinch

2012-05-31

Children’s Festival 20 Years Old

2012-05-05

Hoagy Holguin named as Champion of the Arts

2012-04-27

Wine and Cheese Soiree at the Anaheim White House

2012-04-14

CI Music 'Wows' Arts Council

2011-12-09

Nutcracker Opens December 10th. What a treat!

2011-12-02

Photochemical Art Drips With Strange Noir

2011-11-13

The Heritage Forum: an Opinion

2011-10-16

Art in Public Places

2011-09-01

Bruno Gives Huge Boost to Local Non-Profits

2011-08-17

The Living Tradition Sets Out Full Program

2011-08-07

The Art Crawl Cometh

2011-06-04

Scholarship Winners Share Their Art

2011-05-19

Our invitation to YOU – join our summer party at Battle of the Dance

2011-05-03

Artists Wanted!

2011-03-14

Arts EXPO! Hailed a Success

2011-03-05

Did the News Disappear?

2011-02-13

Arts EXPO! Planned for March

2011-02-02

New Art Experience in Downtown

2011-01-09

An Hour of Inspiration

2011-01-06

Board Member hit by Police Car

2010-11-12

Awards for Art in Public Places

2010-11-07

Gallery Opens in Downtown Anaheim

Art and the Brain

By Michael Buss, 2014-06-09

Arts Training can cause dramatic changes in the brain, including possibly strengthening the “attention network”, a series of regions linked to general intelligence  - The Dana Foundation

I gazed in awe. The fine art and photography Color and Light exhibition was simply stunning! And the question arose, what goes on in the minds of today’s teenagers? Is it all social media, online gaming, rap music and dating? To see the creations of these imaginative young artists is to blow away all such simplistic conjectures. 

Let me show you what I mean.

Here are “thumbnails” of just four pictures from the exhibition. If you are reading this on a computer please click the images to see the full detail.  

Fig 1. Digital art on a tablet. Marisa Gomez. Polaris

Fig 2. Colored pencils. Marisa Gomez. Polaris (Best in Show)

Fig 3. Watercolor. Kim Truong. Western

Fig 4. Charcoal. Julian Romero. Katella

These pictures tell us a great deal about the mind of each artist. All of them reveal tremendous:-

Creative imagination; Intense focus; Persistence; Attention to detail; Technical competence; Empathy (with the subject). 

With a little thought you can easily add to this list.

If I were an employer looking for a new high-flyer in my company, I would want every one of those qualities!!

Truly, a parable in pictures! Need I say more?





 



 


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