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Artistic Creativity and Consciousness: Art as Positive Energy in These Turbulent Times

The renewing energy of art helps to manage the stress of negative events. There is overwhelming research that contemplation, observing and taking in beauty stimulate the brain and create a sense of well-being. In these turbulent times, art can be a vehicle not only for fulfillment but to encourage and expand consciousness through conversation and connection. The panel participants represent a spectrum of viewpoints of nonprofit, artistic and psychotherapeutic perspectives. Each of the panel members will share unique views during the discussion of artistic creativity and consciousness.

MLF Organizer: Robert Melton

MLF: Arts

Image: "Optica 3" by Debra Reabock

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Matt McKinley
Vice President of the Board, ArtSpan; Member, the Art for AIDS Auction; Jury Panelist, SOMArts Curatorial Residency; Program Director, ArtSpan’s Journal Building Studio Residency
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Debra Reabock
Visual Artist, Photo Philanthropist
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Michael F. Shea
LICSW, Integrative Psychotherapist, Consultant; Faculty Member, the Center for Mind-Body Medicine; Board Member, Doctors of the World USA
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Robert Melton
Outreach Coordinator and Curator, de Young College Arts Program; Freelance Curator; Community Events Art Organizer; Founder and Executive Director, Nexus ArtReach Art Collective—Moderator