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Art, a Matter of Mind


Aug. 13, 2018
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Wednesday Evening…
Art, a Matter of Mind
Arts & Culture
with JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey, Mardee Goff and Flux
August 15, 2018
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; program from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Exhibit will be open immediately following the presentation.
Colorado Mountain College | Edwards
In our modern world of smartphone cameras and Instagram, our connection with art is often distilled down to a single digital picture smaller than our fist. But what do we lose by collapsing our multidimensional world into a tiny, flickering, 2D image? Even when we encounter individual works of art in a museum or gallery, the average time Americans spend looking at a work is between six and ten seconds. How, in our culture of increasing distraction, might we truly connect with the beauty around us? What drives our connection to art? What neural processes underlie our ability to slow down and reflect?  How does this intricate interplay of mind and experience inform our aesthetic response?
Join art collector JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey, curator Mardee Goff and neuroscientist Flux on an intimate journey into the mind of the observer to answer this radically topical question. Then, enjoy the art firsthand: a portion of the JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey collection will be on display at CMC.

Next week: Our Arts & Culture series continues…
Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker” Pulling Together the Exhibition 
Arts & Culture
with Timothy Standring
August 20, 2018
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; program from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
The Sebastian – Vail | Vail*
As a keen observer of the human condition, Rembrandt produced original prints covering a Shakespearean universe of subjects drawn from the world around him as well as taking inspiration from the classical past, religious texts, opera and theatre.
With memorable insights and a subtle sense of humor, Timothy J. Standring, the Denver Art Museum’s Gates Family Foundation Curator, will discuss what it takes to pull together “Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker,” the subject of the Denver Art Museum’s world exclusive exhibition which opens September 15 in Denver.