I'm excited to share that I have been invited to partner with a Neuroscientist to create a piece for YOUR BRAIN ON ART. The Branch Out Neurological Foundation created this fundraiser to pair Artists with Neuroscience Projects to create a new work inspired by brain research. Each piece will have National exposure on an on-line bidding site, will be in a week long gallery showing at cSPACE and then is auctioned off as a part of two evening fundraising event.
1 in 3 …is the number of Canadians is directly impacted by a neurological disorder. This means that you probably work with or know someone in your family who is impacted. With over 600 different types of brain abnormalities, including MS, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Depression, Concussion, etc. there is both a desire and need for alternative and non-pharmaceutical treatments.
Branch Out funds research to find innovative and alternative solutions to keep brains at their best. Brain research gets a little“science-y”. They decided to flip it on its head and turn to art to help explain it. The “Your Brain on Art” Fundraiser explores the connections between art, technology, and neuroscience. Hosted in the character-filled cSPACE, this fundraiser brings together creative minds for an evening of cocktails, delicious food, theatre, art show, and auction. The evening is capped off by renowned and local playwright, Eugene Stickland, who has created a play inspired by our research. With two evening performances, attendees have the opportunity to enjoy art, see the research in action and meet some of Branch Out’s neuroscientists.
My eldest daughter is currently studying Neuroscience and Brain Development in Education and my youngest was recently part of a clinical trial for treatment of Tourette's Syndrome which was funded by Branch Out so I feel as though this is a perfect match and can't wait to meet with Neuroscientists this week.