Episode 51: Brooke talks with Nancy Marshburn on-site about her Healing Power of Art series which are part of the Harvest exhibition at the Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Marshburn uses her 20 year experience as a medical artist to combine art and science and anatomy and beauty.
Art has the power to heal. It evokes an emotional response, and emotions have an effect on the body’s physiological responses. Medical studies document the favorable therapeutic impact of visual arts: Looking at art can change brain wave patterns, the autoimmune response and neurotransmitters that shift the body from stress to relaxation. It also can modulate attitudes from fear to acceptance, from negativity to hope. Excerpt from Harvest exhibition press release from Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery.
Episode 51: Brooke talks with accomplished visual artist Rosetta DeBerardinis about her art, her inspiration, her process and about her experience as an artist. DeBerardinis is a New Yorker who now has a full-time studio practice in Washington, D.C., just a short walk away from Capitol Hill. Her large abstract paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, commercial galleries and art venues and included in both public and private collections. She has won awards from the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities and has been featured in The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch and other publications.
Before embarking on a career as a full-time artist DeBerardinis was a corporate attorney, a playwright, a writer and editor with numerous by-lines, as well as a competitive fencer who trained with the U.S. Olympic Team. She also happens to be a lively and insightful conversationalist.