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-Experiencing Art Decreases Stress Levels-

Science Shows Art Is Doing Something Amazing to Our Health

Art's sweet relationship with the brain and body makes a trip to the museum worth it.

There's no doubt that art has helped shape society. We build galleries that host priceless creations from the world's best talent. People all over the world are familiar with famous paintings such as the "Mona Lisa," and everything from architecture to fashion falls within the realm of art. But beyond simply appreciating the craft and enriching our lives, can science measure the effect art has on us?

Yes, yes it can. Art can do the brain and body some real good, beyond equipping you with dinner party talking points. Here's the breakdown:

Experiencing art decreases stress levels.

A study from the University of Westminster found that participants' stress levels decreased after a lunchtime visit to an art gallery. Participants self-reported their stress levels before entering the gallery and then spent 35 minutes exploring the space in any way they wanted. Upon exiting, they expressed being less stressed. Furthermore, they also had lower concentrations of cortisol, commonly known as the stress hormone.

The catch? There was only a decrease in cortisol levels if the visitor came in with relatively high levels. But considering how many of us…

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Posted by MySLArt.org on December 18, 2014 at 11:51am

Art is Where Food Was 30 Years Ago..

Art is Where Food Was 30 Years Ago

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Something’s changed about the broader public’s interest in art and it is not just the celebrities showing up at art fairs. In many ways, art is at the beginning of a long journey into public awareness—and popularity—similar to the path taken by gourmet and artisanal food:

It would be hard to separate the growth of interest in art from the increasingly visual culture created by the internet and mobile technology. In the age of Instagram, communicating through images has become a necessary part of contemporary life. No longer a luxury, finding meaning through images is becoming a Maslovian need.

You can think of this in terms of food. The U.S. is in the midst of yet another phase of transforming tastes in food. Not 30 years ago, processed foods were ascendant in American culture. Today, companies who ruled that era are facing a growing preference for fast-casual restaurants that serve food prepared with fresh, whole ingredients. McDonald’s and Twinkies are down; Chipotle and Whole Foods are up. The canary in the prep kitchen, the signal that preceded this massive shift, was a change in high-end restaurant culture.

In the 1980s and 1990s, a generation of college-educated chefs followed Alice Waters’s lead and built restaurants that were more inviting and inventive showcases of food than the stuffy old restaurants in a few global cities. Over the course of 30 years, diners became accustomed to learning the about the…

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Posted by MySLArt.org on December 14, 2014 at 3:32pm

Life can be good

December has been a rather busy month thus far.  I have a wall of photos up at Green Door and Creative Art Galleries, am involved in group shows at Norton (won honorable mention) and Carol-Gregory gallery (opening Saturday where I sold four images), have a one man show at the Webster Library and four large (30x40") large images up at Des Pares Hospital through SlART (and have sold one).  I also sold four large images two weeks ago. There can be life after the art fairs.

Thank you Jenny for selecting me to be a part of the SLART presence at the Des Pares Hospital although as I was putting images in 30x40 inch frames I was starting to have second thoughts.  All worked well and it is nice to push the limits at times.

Wish all a wonderful Holiday season.

Posted by Charles Dana on December 10, 2014 at 1:46am

December 2014 Meet the Photographic Artist

Our December artist is Tiffany Howard who is relatively new to MySLArt but has already shown in a couple of our 33 shows. Most of the work she has shared is macro photography. Her work stood out to me because of the  bold colors and lines which isn’t what you usually think of in macro. She won the Visitor’s Choice award sponsored by Shirt Kong at the 33 October show.

 

In talking with her about her work, Tiffany explained that she plans her shots and spends the time editing to be sure to get the look she wants for her final images. Here is a little bit about Tiffany in her own words.

 

My stats: 

I was born in St. Louis on November 13, 1979.

I was raised by my mom and am the second oldest of four children.

I have a cat named Shadow.

I have 5 nieces and nephews ranging in ages from 11mths-4yrs old...whew!

 

My camera of choice:

I currently shoot with a Canon Rebel T3.

Although I've made the switch to digital, my favorite camera will always be my Minolta 35mm film.

 

My involvement with MySLArt:

I was looking for a forum where I could gain some insight and wisdom from other local artists who had experience with showcasing their work. I was searching online and stumbled across MySLArt. It was a great find, and I've learned so much already.

 

In the short time that I've been affiliated with MySLArt, I've learned to believe in my craft and not to sell myself short. Believe in me first and foremost that I am an artist, and others will see it too!

 

My start in photography:

I fell in love with photography as a junior in HS after taking a photojournalism class. I was always a shy, introverted child, and I was able to find 'my voice' behind the lens.

 

My style:

My style of photography is mainly macro. I enjoy taking small objects and turning them into larger than…

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Posted by Jennifer Sarti on December 9, 2014 at 6:11pm

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STL Area Visual Art Happenings

"33December" Opening Reception Friday 12/19 Proudly Featuring 33 STL Area Artists at The Old Orchard Gallery 6-10 pm  Click here for details

Unique Boutique Indie Xmas Extravaganza 12/14@ The Syndicate Lofts Click here for details
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Indie Holiday Market @Maya Café 12/14 Click here for details
Sculpture City: Sol LeWitt 12/14 @ Webster University Winifred Moore Auditorium Click here for details

Holidays Third Friday 12/19 @ Third Degree Glass Factory Click here for details 

Monet & Macchato: December Edition 12/19 @Corvid's Café Click here for details

Jason Bly: Exhibition of New Work

Jason Bly: Exhibition of New Work 12/19 @Duane Reed Gallery Click for here details

Amorticious 5th Annual Open House

Amorticious 5th Annual Open House 12/20 @Cherokee District Click here for details

Winter Celebration: Kwanzaa

Winter Celebration: Kwanzaa 12/28 @ Saint Louis Art Museum Click here  for details

 

Mind Fest: Be Selfie Savvy

Mind Fest: Be Selfie Savvy 1/7 @ The Novel Neighbor Bookstore Click here for details   

 

The Art of Our Consumption 1/8 @Foundry Art Centre Click here for details

COCAbiz bizLAB Intensive: Artful Speaker 1/15 @Center for Creative Arts Click for here details

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