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A long awaited new renaissance, the Creative Culture, is emerging from the depths.

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THE SOCIETAL ROLE OF ART

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The Arts are a vehicle to creatively express ourselves.  Through art, we can mirror back society and how we relate to its current structure and our own existence.  We are able to more clearly see, sense, and influence societal development.   We are able to illustrate perspectives and opinions and create our own worlds, challenging commonly held beliefs.  Creatively, we can raise awareness about social issues.  Utilizing the creative mind’s innovative thinking, we can inspire while breaking down useless barriers.  We, as Creatives, are important agents of change that can establish vital cross-cultural dialogue.

The arts have a capacity for enhancing social good and affecting social change.  Playing a transformational role, they affect the behavioral patterns of people in relation to each other.  Through art, we can impact social innovation through creating new perspectives and ways of seeing the world.  We can move mountains by artistically finding creative solutions to global challenges and through public projects, enhancing community engagement.

“I go to the ordinary people to hear their voices and to hear their plight.  And through my music and the arts and the platform that I have, I am able to disseminate this information to the powers that be.”

~ Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Singer and President, Princess of Africa Foundation, South Africa

US non-profit Arts organizations generate $135 billion in economic activity annually, supporting 4.1 million jobs and generating $22.3 billion in government revenue.  Through art, we have the ability to revitalize communities by creating a collective memory thus protecting world heritage.  A higher concentration of the arts in cities leads to higher civic participation, a bonding of people together in society, family stability and lower poverty rates.

Further, music education in schools improve students SAT and ACT scores in math, foreign language and creative writing.  The arts can be used for human resource development, education, training, innovation and a platform for engaging with society and establishing a positive collective consciousness.

The Arts should be fully utilized as a platform for government, business and civil society for the transformative power it holds.  It is critical to the development of a greater existence.  When Winston Churchill was asked to cut arts funding in favor of the war effort, he simply replied, “then what are we fighting for?”  This may be one of the most intelligent quotes ever captured.  These are words to live by, for what would life be without the color, music, movement, poetic verse and all the drama and emotion associated with these gems of life?  It is a significant language for change.  Art is WHY WE LIVE.  ART gives a voice to the voiceless!


Genius = Creativity

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Creativity and Genius are mysterious processes in which we have yet to find the essential nature.  The genius was known as the guiding spirit in ancient Rome and the term referred to creation, inspiration and talent.  With unprecedented insight, the genius demonstrates exceptional intelligence, creativity, or originality; however, with the causes of mastery and genius unknown, there is no precise definition.  Since they are able to reach higher levels of consciousness, truths can appear obvious to a genius while veiled from the masses of mankind.  Humility is a marked character of a genius who gives credit to a higher power or the guiding spirit.

Interestingly enough, the process that a genius relies on is formulating the question, “the why,” and waiting for the answer to come in a sudden flash.  This is the creative right brain at work.  Great musicians write down the music that appears in their minds.  Great painters paint the pictures that appear in their heads.  One of Einstein’s flashes brought him the theory of relativity.  So how do we transform our own perception into an expression that others can comprehend?  It could take a lifetime but allowing our creative mind enables these sudden revelations that are responsible for the advancement in human consciousness and evolution, thus we must start and continue to create.

As they say, there cannot be a question without an answer.  They are like two sides of a coin and one cannot exist without the other.  Genius is in us all and consciousness, where processes of creativity and genius are inherent, is universal.  With a change of perception and releasing the mind from finding the answer, we are open to receiving the answer.  Again, this process is that of creativity and genius.  In the arts, this source was said to have come from the Greek goddesses of inspiration called the Muses.  It seems that those that are most open and grateful for this illumination continue to access this realm of inspiration.

When inspired, one may work endlessly on a project.  That may follow with a time of seeming stagnation.  This is just the creative process, not to worry.  A space must be created from which ideas to appear.  Genius takes perseverance, courage and concentration but more than anything, the opening of the doors of perception.  This is where truth lies and beautiful art, in whatever form, dwells.  Do what you love, what inspires you, and let the muses guide you.


NUDITY IN THE ARTS

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“What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?” ~ Michelangelo

The naked body was honored 500 years ago.  For more than 1,000 years before that, the Christians had veiled it.  This rebirth of the nude in the 1500’s is said to have been inspired by the discovery of the America’s and its natives who were naked.  Michelangelo’s David, which was carved shortly after, stands naked and innocent, perhaps portraying these uncorrupted, pure naked people and thus showing nudity as the noblest human state.

In art, the nude reflects philosophy, ideals and tradition and is an important means of creative expression.  In the Renaissance, it was the focus of artistic innovation and in the 17th century, academics.  In ancient Greece, nude art was significant, as the human body was celebrated.  Athletes competed in the nude and were honored.  Nude sculptures were created portraying these athletes as gods and heroes and the male form was synonymous with triumph, glory and moral excellence.

The nude female form embodies the divinity of procreation with its use dating back to Prehistoric times.  Nudes were used in Baroque art as a means to heighten the drama of narrative works, illustrating classical metaphors and using nude figures to personify concepts such as grace and truth.

There was high prestige of the nude in the 18th and 19th centuries and the academies directed students to draw from the ancient sculptures as well as live models.  Artists tended to use mythology, however, instead of depictions of everyday life.

Later in the 19th century, artists began painting nude women in contemporary situations without the vestige of goddess or nymph, and sculpted forms not idealized.  The classical tradition lost its cultural supremacy in the 20th century but the appeal of the nude remains strong.  It represents true, undisguised humanity.  Art historian, Kenneth Clark believes that the female nude represents the triumph of art: the ultimate transformation of matter into form.  The female nude is a pure form that encourages contemplation and, in its purest representation is transcendent.

The human body is beautiful just as flowers, butterflies and the night sky.  The point of art is to express the role of man in relation to the world.  Using the unadorned human form to understand the nature of humanity is the most powerful expression.  Whereas clothed figures are labeled and judged based on their covered appearance, the unobstructed nude is pure and true, not manipulated by outer objects.  There is a clearer vision of the human spirit, free from the mask of society.  Using the nude form also allows the artist to show people outside of a historical context, as clothing is a distraction, and the attention can then be focused on the important aspects of the art.

Both viewers and creators of the arts must be free to enjoy the maximum level of freedom of expression.  Creativity should be fully supported and highly valued as it enables us to express and understand the human condition.  It allows us be true to ourselves and in reality, truth lies more in the naked form than the clothed.

 “Man’s naked form  … belongs to no particular moment in history’ it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.” ~ Auguste Rodin


LAGUNA ARTIST GOES HOLLYWOOD!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 14, 2013

For more information contact:  Polina Hryn, Wet Puzzle Piece Productions

949-795-0625  polina@polinahryn.com

 

LAGUNA ARTIST GOES HOLLYWOOD!

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – Bronze sculptor, Kira, is hosting a radio “in TV” show in Hollywood entitled “The Artful Undress.”  With Co-Host Polina Hryn, Promoter of THE ARTS, the show on TradioV will serve as a platform from which to excavate, explore, embrace and reclaim nudity within various arenas of the arts.  The first weekly show is scheduled for Saturday, August 17th with future shows live and archived on TradioV.com.

Standing for the First Amendment and Free Speech, TradioV.com (Radio in TV) is a Hollywood Broadcast Network providing interactive audio/visual broadcast experiences LIVE from their studios, with a vast social media outreach to provide interaction in a host-fan format.  They feature celebrity hosts including Dave Navarro, Andy Dick, Mary Carey, Billy Morrison, The Suicide Girls, Rob Van Dam and Eric Roberts. 

The mission of Host Kira and her co-host Polina is to inspire within the fine art community and its outstretching audience a re-insurgence of support for original works of art, specifically nudes.  “The Artful Undress” will allow a new framework and perspective to view nudity within the world of fine art and American society today, and challenge existing societal views, myths, taboos, and prejudices.  Supporting fine artists who embrace their respective crafts within this controversial arena, they hope to educate collectors and the community thus creating a more knowledgeable consumer base. 

“The Artful Undress” will feature artists, publishers, gallerists, muses and models, photographers, and musicians to discuss and celebrate one of the oldest and most revered focal points in the arts and its history; the male and female form.

 

About Kira

Kira worked within the fields of Human and Social Services before choosing sculpting as her full time profession. Her work is inspired by her compassion for the human condition and, as a fine art sculptor, her mission is to capture and present an uncensored glimpse of the human experience through bronze.   Internationally recognized as one of the greatest contemporary sculptors in the world, she has gallery and museum showings throughout the USA and parts of Europe.

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Contact

To learn more about this show, please contact:

Polina Hryn, Promoter of THE ARTS – Wet Puzzle Piece Productions

949-795-0625  polina@polinahryn.com

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EMPOWERMENT THROUGH ART

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Art expresses the human spirit and dignity of man.  Through it, we find order out of chaos.  As Carl Jung, one of the greatest psychoanalyst and minds to ever walk the planet, emphasized, “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”  Art is a means of making sense of this chaos and the world around us, both for the artist and the viewer.  For the artist, creating is a way of expressing; and for the viewer, perceiving and understanding.

Man is an instrument from which the spirit of creativity can flow, thus creating is our duty and a means of ennobling humanity.   Opening to the spirit of creativity and acting on it, in whatever form that takes, enables us to reflect the perfection and grace of the universe and beyond just as the great master artists of our civilization have done.  Art is a channel in which we can strive to reach our highest spiritual attainment while on earth and has enabled man to realize his ideals, making them accessible in tangible form for all of humanity to experience.  This has been the case as far back as ancient Greece.

“As a human being the artist may have many moods and a will and personal aims, but as an artist he is ‘man’ in a higher sense – he is ‘collective man’ – one who carries and shapes the unconscious, psychic life of mankind.” ~ Carl Jung

Art of the time portrays the modern world and current human experience.  It stirs emotions and can be intended to provoke.  Through art, we are able to not only release our feelings about ourselves in relation to the world around us, but also liberate ourselves from society’s restraints.  Exercising our freedom of expression, we have the ability to improve the human condition through creative revelation.  We can provoke society into change by using creative expression.

“All art intuitively apprehends coming changes in the collective unconsciousness.” ~ Carl Jung

Through the inspiration of Art, we are able to find who we are.  We have the power to imagine and create our own world, chiseling away all the senseless stone to reveal the beauty and perfection within.  The expression of beauty has been presented throughout time by vastly different cultures in various forms.  Its essence is constant regardless of the instrument used or the form it takes.  With an advanced consciousness, attainable through art, all of life is sacred and beauty is apparent in all forms.


SYNTHESIS OF CREATIVITY & ANALYSIS

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All of us have those areas of our potential that we have successfully developed, to whatever extent, and those that lie dormant, waiting to be awakened.  By developing those mental areas that are considered weak, a synergetic effect is produced, improving all areas of mental performance.

If you are a right-brain dominant Creative with logic and analysis lying dormant, working to develop that area will actually boost your creative side.  The same is true for the Intellects, by nurturing the right side; your creative mind will flourish as well as your analytical.

The two sides of the brain deal dominantly with different types of mental activity and are linked by a complex network of nerve fibers called the Corpus Callosum.  The left side deals with logic, words, reasoning, number, linearity and analysis or the academic activities.  While the left-brain is engaged in these activities, the right brain is in a more restful state.  The right side deals with rhythm, images, imagination, color, daydreaming, face recognition and patterns.

Many of the Great Minds were using both ranges of their brains.  Though Albert Einstein was considered left-brain dominant, he failed French, a left-brain activity and played violin, created art, sailed, and played imagination games, all right-brain activities.  The imagination games are what provided him with significant scientific insights.

One day while daydreaming on a hill, he imagined riding sunbeams across the far extremities of the Universe and returning to the sun.  At that point he realized that the Universe was curved.  Weaving numbers, words and equations around this daydreamed image; he formulated the Theory of Relativity, a synthesis of the left and right brain.

Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most accomplished humans to ever walk the planet.  Though known most as a great artist he was also accomplished in physiology, science, architecture, mechanics, anatomy, physics, invention, meteorology, geology, engineering, and aviation.  He also played, composed and sang improvised ballads using any stringed instrument given him.  He combined the different areas of his latent ability, creating 3-dimentional drawings to illustrate his scientific ideas as well as architectural plans for his great painting masterpieces with straight lines, angles, curves and numbers incorporating mathematical, logical and precise measurements.

Learning is imperative to evolution and enlightenment.  Seek knowledge and try all that interests you.  The more you experiment, the more you learn and the more expansive your mind becomes.  By integrating art into a left-brain dominant lifestyle, ones life becomes more colorful and interesting while adding a new language to a right-brain dominant lifestyle can enable an artist to think logically and analytically, thus giving them an edge in promoting their work.