The Power of Art and Mental Wellness with Kayleigh Bryant and Peter Maye

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“The power of the art has a proven impact on our wellness.” Peter Maye, Co-Director, Arts in Foggy Bottom, and Kayleigh Bryant – Greenwell, Curator of 2021 Exhibition & Head of Public Programs with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery, join us for a discussion about how you can use arts to help you in building your mental fitness. Peter and Kayleigh also highlight how working in the field of art helped him or guided him through life endeavors. If you live in the DC area, flex your artistic muscle and check out Arts in Foggy Bottom this summer.

Join in on the conversation on how employers can help bridge the generational gap in the workforce through facilitating dialogue around mental fitness – because #WeAreEveryone

 

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Key Takeaways:
0:00 Intro
2:37 Kayleigh talks a little bit about herself and arts and how she thinks that arts relates to the mental health and wellness
5:11 Peter also shares a little bit about himself and arts and how he also thinks arts relates to the mental health and wellness
9:28 Kayleigh talks about the term mental fitness and arts and being aware of the importance of mental strength
11:07 Peter also talks about what the term mental fitness and arts and being aware of the importance of mental strength
13:20 Kayleigh and Peter talk about how you can use arts to help you in building your mental fitness
15:28 Peter talks about how working in the field of art helped him or guided him through life endeavors
16:59 Kayleigh also talks about how working in the field of art helped her or guided her to work through the things she does
20:06 Peter talks about how different generations should communicate about the mental wellness and fitness, learn to understand each other even though we have different outlooks and perspectives and what he has noticed
22:08 Kayleigh talks about talks about how different generations should communicate about the mental wellness and fitness, learn to understand each other even though we have different outlooks and perspectives and how the communication occurs
23:54 Peter talks about how he uses his arts to help commercial artists who do commercial arts and help them to be able to take any feedback
26:41 Kayleigh talks about bringing different perspectives together and how working to organize the event as we’re coming out of the pandemic helped their team with their wellness
28:12 Peter also talks about bringing different perspectives together and how working to organize the event as we’re coming out of the pandemic helped their team with their wellness
31:07 Kayleigh talks about how it felt like working with the artists especially during the pandemic as compared to now
33:29 Peter also talks about how it felt like working with the artists especially during the pandemic as compared to now
34:31 Kayleigh talks about mental wellness and explains what the term means whenever she hears the word
36:18 Peter also talks about mental wellness and explains what the term means whenever he hears the word
39:15 Peter talks about how he practices preparing with adversity mentally and how he flexes his mental fitness muscle
41:37 Kayleigh also talks about how she practices preparing with adversity mentally and how she flexes her mental fitness muscle
44:07 Peter shares an advice that would really help people to dealing with their mental health and mental fitness
44:49 Kayleigh and Peter talks about the exhibit and when it will be happening

 

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Quotes Mentioned:
“The power of the art has a proven impact on our wellness.”
“Performing arts participation crucially relates on social determinants of health, particularly from the perspective of building social and cultural capital, encouraging healthy behaviors.”
“For mental well-being, I think it’s great to work with teams.”
“You don’t really know what you need until you take things for granted until it’s not there.”
“Mental fitness and the arts have always really been strongly linked historically.”
“Mental fitness is something that you have to establish and work towards.”
“Art is a great form of a therapy.”
“In commercial art, there’s a lot of critique.”
“In every team, everybody has input.”
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
“Your experiences will prepare you for whatever it is that’s coming ahead.”
“If we all just learn to trust ourselves and lean on our past experiences, we can get through it.”

 

Guests Social Media Links:

Peter Maye
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Kayleigh Bryant
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“The power of the art has a proven impact on our wellness.” Peter Maye, Co-Director, Arts in Foggy Bottom, and Kayleigh Bryant – Greenwell, Curator of 2021 Exhibition & Head of Public Programs with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery, join us for a discussion about how you can use arts to help you in building your mental fitness. Peter and Kayleigh also highlight how working in the field of art helped him or guided him through life endeavors. If you live in the DC area, flex your artistic muscle and check out Arts in Foggy Bottom this summer.

Join in on the conversation on how employers can help bridge the generational gap in the workforce through facilitating dialogue around mental fitness – because #WeAreEveryone