Dr. Richard Panico spoke to a standing room only audience at Lyndon House Arts Center on Sept. 22. The program lived up to its title Art, Healing, Wisdom. He presented slide after slide of wonderful art, and if laughter is the best medicine, we all had lots of healing. While Panico denied that he was giving us "timeless wisdom," his talk was full of personal stories about living life, how the brain works and thought provoking quotes from scientists and philosophers.
Even for a listener whose drawing has not progressed beyond scribbles on paper, there are plenty of suggestions for ways to appreciate art and perhaps for many, how to look at life. A practicing artist will also enjoy hearing about his process in drawing with pastels and ink, and his experimentation with surfaces.