Park West Gallery promotes health and science in art

Art + Science Park West Gallery

Guests enjoying the science-inspired artwork at the Museum of Contemporary Art

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 13, 2016 — Art is an important piece of culture and has been around since the beginning of recorded history. What most do not realize, though, is that art is also beneficial for your health.

Park West Gallery believes that art is an important tool in human development. In addition to improved educational standing, students’ grades in schools that participate in the Turnaround Arts program that the Park West Foundation works with have shown immense improvement, according to an article by T Brand Studio of the New York Times.

Art can also do wonders for your body. A study from Nord-Trondelag Health stated that participating in creative activities manifests itself in good health and an overall satisfaction with life. The study shows 84 percent of subjects who partook in at least four of the creative activities reported good health, and 91 percent reported high satisfaction. The study also showed that one’s well-being can be boosted by both creating and consuming art.

David Pinsky, the chief of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Michigan, agrees with this sentiment. He is working on a way to amplify proteins that line blood vessels to help prevent heart attacks and other cardiovascular issues. One of the ways he tried to help was working with the Taubman Institute’s 2016 Art + Science auction. The proceeds from a painting he helped inspire with his research were donated to the Taubman Institute’s Emerging Scholars Program, which is dedicated to funding the endeavors of the next generation of medical thought leaders.

“The art is a way that heals people,” Pinsky told Park West at the fundraiser. “One of the intersections [of art and science] is healing.”

The feeling art evokes is unrivaled by most other forms of entertainment. Park West thoroughly believes that through art, lives of people across the globe can be improved.

About Turnaround Arts:
As a signature program of the President’s Committee on The Arts and Humanities in Washington D.C, Turnaround Arts is focused on bringing art education into low-performing schools to improve overall educational standing.

About Park West Foundation:
Founded by Park West Gallery founder and CEO Albert Scaglione and his wife, Mitsie, the Park West Foundation is working to bring back arts education in addition to addressing social issues that impact the healthy development of adolescents and the environment.

CONTACT:

Chris Gray, 248-3542343 x1934
cgray@parkwestgallery.com

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