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“Art and the Mind” offers little about art, questionable information on the mind

I was expecting claims that creative brilliance are directly related to mental illness—a myth often used to excuse bad, abusive behavior. While there was little of that, thankfully, what was there wasn’t any better.

The UICA gallery space with Rick Beerhorst’s work was the setting for a panel discussion on “the impacts of creative expression on the brain.” Photo courtesy UICA, Kendall College of Art and Design.
Rick Beerhorst, whose work is currently on exhibit at UICA as one of two artists included in this year’s “Coming Home” exhibition, shared the event with the above comments and questions.
The moderator and panelists (left) and attending audience (right). Photos courtesy UICA, Kendall College of Art and Design.
Work by Rick Beerhorst in “Coming Home” at UICA now through January 28. Photos courtesy UICA.
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