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The Power Of Art Through Music

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There are many different types of art, but when we hear the word “art” we commonly think of drawing or painting on a canvas. Music has been a form of art for thousands of years and even today it is the most common art of expression. Music has been said in studies to be more memorable and to stick with a person for life. There’s no doubt that music has a high level of impact in a person’s life.

Music has been known to affect moods and to increase productivity. In one shocking observation, music has been noted to bring a “dead” man back to life again as seen in this video.

Amazing! The old gentleman appears to come back to life through the power of this beautiful form of art we call music. If art has this kind of effect on a person, what else can it do in a person’s life? Make no doubt about it—art has the power to change and replenish lives and I feel we are just at the tip of the iceberg with this discovery.

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About Kimra Bettasso | Beach, Tree, Land Real Estate

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Kimra is a great friend of mine who deals with 401K plans. If you have any questions, she’s my go-to-gal! She also blogs at

Ms. Kimra Bettasso’s company has grown quickly and has already undergone expansion, but the founder and financial advisor has continued to maintain her high standards for customer service while ensuring that clients are able to discuss all of the varied factors that should be considered in a financial planning session.

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Dana Sibilsky

Balancing Art, Writing and Raising a Family Is a Rewarding But Difficult Task

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luigi wewege dana sibilskyIt is certainly not an easy thing to raise a family, work on new artistic projects and then still have time to write about it all online, but the fact that each individual task is so enjoyable and enriches the others makes the time and effort more than worthwhile. I love spending time with my family, and our interactions are often reflected some way in the art I create. Sometimes this is intentional, but most of the time it happens organically and comes right out of my subconscious mind and goes straight to the canvas. I often do not even realize what has happened until after the piece is completed and I have time to reflect.

My family influences my writing in the same way they influence my art, but there is a greater flow of ideas back and forth from my writing to my art and from my art to my writing. Of course, this does not mean that my art and writing are more important than my family, as nothing could be further from the truth. What I mean is that my art does not always in turn influence my family in the same meaningful way as they influenced the art. My writing, however, influences my art and then turns around and is itself influenced by very same art it initially inspired.

As Luigi Wewege has pointed out, without the influences of my family, my writing and my art, none of my work would be as good as it could be. In this instance, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and for that I am very grateful.

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My Art Featured at San Jose International Art Apprentice Show!

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I am very pleased to announce that the organizers of the San Jose International Art Apprentice Show have informed me that they will be exhibiting my work at their annual gallery showing! Though my work has been featured in many galleries over the years, it is always a humbling experience when an art show expresses an interest in displaying something I have created. The San Jose International Art Apprentice Show is known throughout the art community as a consistently outstanding exhibition of works created by both established artists and newcomers to the art world, and it is quite an honor to be selected as a featured artist.

The show features a wide variety of artistic genres and it is frequently the case that there are many new and innovative endeavors on display, and attendees are often delighted at being able to be exposed to such a broad range of works through just one single show. I will have several of my pieces featured at the San Jose International Art Apprentice Show, and I am just one of a few artists who is fortunate enough to have multiple pieces on display at this annual event.

For the pieces of mine that will be on display, I used several different mediums and attempted to construct an overarching narrative through the pieces despite the divergent styles and materials that I employed in creating them. I am very much looking forward to discussing the works with anyone who attends, and I must say that I am very grateful to be able to display my work at a show that has such a lofty and longstanding reputation in the art community. In the meantime, I will be continuing to work on several new projects and I will keep trying to explore unique methods for expressing myself through the visual arts.

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Who Is Dana Sibilsky?

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Just as I find it difficult to define the art that I create, it is also quite difficult to define myself. I create works of art, which means that many people refer to me as an artist. I work with clay to create sculptures, so there are people who refer to me as a sculptor. While I certainly do not mind being referred to by a certain title or definition, I could just as easily be referred to as a gardener, writer, landscaper, or carpenter. I am, like every person in this world, many things, so this is simply a meandering way of saying that there are many things that I enjoy, and my artistic endeavors are certainly among those many things that bring a great deal of happiness and meaning to my life.

With my rambling preamble out of the way, perhaps I should address the fact that I do, in fact, view myself as an artist throughout many parts of my day. So while in the late afternoon I am often a gardener and in the early-morning hours I am frequently a daydreamer, the majority of my time is spent as a creator of art that takes on many forms. I enjoy sculpting a great deal, but most will be more familiar with my work on the canvas. I prefer to vary the materials I use in my work, and sometimes I choose to paint at an easel in my studio, while other times I will work beneath a tree using an unstretched canvas.

I have found that the creative process brings me a great deal of joy, and I always feel conflicted when a piece is finally complete. While I am happy that I have accomplished what I set out to do, I have to admit to feeling a sense of sadness that the act of creating is over. Fortunately there are always other opportunities to pursue, and no one has ever placed a limit on my creativity.


Why I Love Art

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On the surface, the question “Why do you love art?” seems so very simple. The fact of the matter is, however, that the reason I am so passionate about art and artistry and why I have devoted so much of my time and energy to it is overwhelmingly complex. Despite the overwhelming complexities that shape my love for art, I will do my very best to explain why I love art and how I came to be so happily involved in the art world.

When I was very young, I was quite fortunate to be taken on a trip to New York where my family and I stayed for an entire summer. During those enlightening summer months, I spent a great deal of time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, which sparked a significant interest in learning more about the artistic endeavors that were on display.

My parents, who were always very supportive of my many varied interests, took me to a few gallery shows and, since I was quite a precocious youth, I tried to engage the artists in serious conversations about their work. My experience during that summer was enough to stir up a lifelong interest in the art world, and I have always been incredibly grateful for having been exposed to the joys of artistic pursuits at such an early stage.

My love for art goes far beyond the aesthetics of a particular piece, as I am far more interested in the intended meaning of the artwork and uncovering what it is the artist is trying to say. In looking at any work of art, it is possible to learn a great deal about the artist and the unique way in which they perceive the world around them. I love the sense of discovery and the discussions that art often provokes, and the experience of viewing or creating is — in my eyes at least — equally gratifying.