Nairika Cornett: The Transformative Power of Art


June 6, 2024

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Our dear friend Nairika Cornett speaks about the The Transformative Power of Art: Appreciating Art’s Range of Impact on a podcast with Phil Bonelli.

If art were our mental diet, we’d be very healthy people. – Nairika Cornett

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Nairika Cornett, Director of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, joins host Phil Bonelli as our special guest on this segment of North Georgia Business Radio. She is a true advocate for the transformative power of art in education. Nairika emphasizes the role of early exposure to art in developing children’s problem-solving abilities, creativity, and memorization skills.

She and Phil also talk about the detrimental effects of removing the creative portion from education, highlighting the potential impact on teens’ mental well-being. Nairika’s passion for integrating the arts into education offers a compelling perspective on the critical role of art in shaping young minds and fostering well-rounded individuals.

Nairika also discusses how visual arts can create social change and foster community engagement, how art can be a unique and rewarding financial investment strategy, the role the Arts and Education play in India, and how cultural influences shape artistic interpretation.

If you’re an art lover, get excited! Did you know that The Quinlan offers an annual family membership (2 adults / 4 kids) for only $100 a year?

Membership includes invitations to all exhibition receptions, discounts on classes and camps, membership in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (over 1100 participating institutions), and so much more.

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