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Psychology and Art: A panel discussion of the psychology of art & the art of psychology. Who does what to whom and why
January 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5
Artists, art critics and psychologists explore why we make art and how art exposes our psyches. The panel brings together people who share a passionate interest in art, art making and the interplay of psychology and creativity. Each participant brings her particular interests and professional experiences to the conversation for what promises to be a very lively evening. Audience involvement is most welcome. Soul-baring allowed. Pull up a couch and join us!
Moderator: Melissa Stern
Participants: Annie Boland, Ami Ronnberg, Anne Gilman, Laura Whitman
Melissa Stern (moderator) has worked in a variety of media including sculpture drawing and photography. With a background in anthropology, Melissa’s work reflects both non-Western and outsider art influences. In addition she regularly writes about art for The New York Press, CityArts, and Hyperallergic.
Annie Boland, M.D. is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. She is a Jungian psychoanalyst and a member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Boland is in private practice in New York City.
Anne Gilman is a Brooklyn-based artist who works in varying formats that include large-scale drawings, prints, and multi-panel projects. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Her next solo exhibition will be at Instituto Cervantes in April 2015.
Ami Ronnberg, M.A. is Curator of ARAS, the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism, one of the world’s most comprehensive resources on myths and symbolic artifacts. She is Editor-in-Chief for the most recent publication by ARAS, A Book of Images: Reflections on Symbols. ARAS is also available online at www.aras.org.
Laura Whitman is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing on the Upper West Side. She is on the faculty of Mount Sinai Medical Center, the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center and the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with NYU. She is interested in and teaches in the realms of psychotherapy process and therapeutic action.