Art as Inspiration for the Mind event set for June 3 at Beach United Church

The Art as Inspiration for the Mind event will take place at Beach United Church on Saturday, June 3.

Artists, health care professionals, teachers and those concerned about the brain, the mind and its disorders are invited to attend the Art as Inspiration for the Mind event at Beach United Church on Saturday, June 3.

The event is billed as “a dialogue between the arts and neuroscience” and will feature a dialogue between a musician, a sculptor, a writer, a filmmaker and a neuroscientist. It begins at 2 p.m. at the church, 140 Wineva Ave.

Art as Inspiration for the Mind will be hosted by Dr. Luis Fornazzari.

Those attending are also encouraged to take in the Beach Guild of Fine Art Show and Sale also on at the church that day.

“The artist’s studio, regardless of its location and time in history, is a natural laboratory for brain sciences. Artistic expression is basically not different from other cognitive functions, such as language in the sense that both represent diverse communication forms, each with potentially infinite combinations,” said the news release announcing event.

“This knowledge has refined the understanding of how the brain processes Abstraction, Memory, Metaphorical Language, Visual Expression, Rhythms, Melody, and many other aspects of our enriched human condition: thanks to art and artists.”

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