Desert Adventures: The Very Best Things to Do in Phoenix,Arizona

Along with it’s signature red rock landscape,crystal blue skies and endless sunshine Phoenix is a city where life is best lived outdoors. Whether you’re traveling to Phoenix for a business trip or to Scottsdale for a girlfriend getaway,the proximity of several mountains,the Sonoran Desert and a handful of lakes and rivers means you’re never too far from some outside adventures. So if you want red mountain hikes,crave a bit of culture or desire nothing more than to lounge in a poolside cabana in Scottsdale; there is no shortage of outside activities in Phoenix Pack your bags and have a look at some of the best things to do in Phoenix,Arizona.

Hiking in Phoenix

There is no doubt Phoenix offers up some of the best urban hiking in the country. Where else can you hit the trails throughout the day with plenty of time for a poolside cocktail at night? Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale is perhaps the best known hike in Phoenix but the nearby Usery Mountains,Tonto National Forest and Superstition Mountains have miles of trails waiting to become explored. While beautiful the desert can also be brutal; make sure you stay on marked trails,keep an eye out for wildlife (a snake bite is a sure way to ruin your day) and drink plenty of water (make sure to bring along an eco-friendly reusable water bottle). With countless trails ranging flat and wheelchair accessible to 2,000 foot climbs that require scrambling and boulder hopping,some of the best hiking in Phoenix is only minutes from downtown.

 

Laze by the Pool in Scottsdale

When the Arizona sun brings temperatures into the triple digit range the only thing you really want to do is lounge by the pool with a fruity drink in hand and naturally Phoenix has elevated lazing by the pool into an art form. Scottsdale is well known for it’s world class luxury resorts featuring over the top pools that are the perfect antidote to the blazing Sonoran sun. The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale features a 2.5 acre aquatic playground with 10 pools,20 fountains and a three-story tall tall high speed waterslide (have a look at my review for the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale); while the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess features six pools including one that has a 9,000 square foot white sand beach.

 

Horseback Riding in the McDowell Mountains

For a true taste of the wild west,cowboy up with the folks at Fort McDowell Adventures. Atop your trusty steed explore the sun-baked hills dotted with saguaro cactus and mesquite while real-deal cowboys share the history of the Yavapai Indians and tell tales of long lost gold mines. We-Ko-Pa Resort,a family friendly resort operated by the Yavapai Nation that boasts a pool with views of the nearby Red Mountains along with a cozy spa and an awardwinning casino,is the perfect place to rest your haunches after a day in the saddle.

 

 

Stand Up Paddle Board in Mesa

When you think of Arizona adventures stand up paddle boarding probably isn’t the primary thing that enters your mind but when the desert temperatures climb there is nothing like a day out on the water. With six lakes and a handful of rivers the Phoenix area offers ample opportunity to go out on the water. Get your rental board from the friendly folks at No Snow Stand Paddle in Mesa on your way out to Saguaro Lake. This two square mile lake,with views of the Four Peaks mountain range,towering sandstone cliffs and namesake saguaro cacti lining the shores is among the most stunning places I’ve paddled. Lake Pleasant,a 10,000 acre lake popular for windsurfing and waterskiing,is just a 45 minute drive from downtown Phoenix.

 

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Phoenix

A hot air balloon ride tops many bucket lists and with over 300 days of sunshine per year and the beauty of the Sonoran Desert extending for miles Phoenix is among the best places in the US to make your ballooning dream a reality. Watching the sun rise from behind red rock mountains while gliding approximately 5,000 feet above the desert landscape is equal parts thrilling,magical and surreal and with a champagne brunch after you land this flight with Phoenix Hot Air Expeditions is one experience you won’t mind getting up early for. If you’re a first timer be sure to have a look at my tips for your first hot air balloon ride.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Including an architectural tour on a list of outside adventures may seem a bit odd,but hear me out. Taliesin West,the winter outpost of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright,is where the architect’s signature brand of organic architecture is on full display. The home is equal parts Flintsones and mid-century modern while the history of Frank Lloyd Wright,his family and students (Taleisin West continues to serve as an architectural school to this day) are fascinating. Time your visit to Taleisin West for the evening for magnificent sunset views over Scottsdale and the surrounding McDowell Mountains.

 

Spend a Day Out on the Farm in Queen Creek

The deserts around Phoenix hold many surprises and one of the biggest for me was discovering the rich agricultural heritage of the farming communities near Mesa,Arizona on the Fresh Foodie Trail. Queen Creek Olive Mill,Arizona’s only working olive grove,offers a true farm-to-table experience using it’s olive press and cafe. At their Olive 101 class you can find out about (and sample) the olive oil pressed on site then dine on casual Tuscan-inspired fare at the Mill’s onsite eatery. When it comes to peaches Georgia has nothing on Schnepf Farms,Arizona’s largest organic peach farm that has been run by the Schnepf family for over four generations. Over 250,000 visitors visit Schnepf Farms for juicy peaches straight from the tree,fresh baked peach pies and peach cinnamon rolls from their bakery,along with the numerous festivals the farm hosts throughout the year.

5 Things to Do in LA – For Tourists

So you’re finally making the journey (or the flight) to Los Angeles,California to visit the city the entire world has become aware of. You’ll definitely enjoy the weather,the people and the history,and while you’re at it,you’ll probably find a respectable souvenir or 2 to show off to your friends.

Here’s a short list of some of the big stops you almost have to hit if you’re visiting from anywhere further than 100 miles away.

1. Visit Hollywood

It was called Tinseltown for a reason– the piece de resistance in this movie buff’s paradise is Hollywood and Highland,the famous intersection where nearly every little thing is designed to glamor visitors. From a towering complex of designer stores to a crowd of costumed street performers,to a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex poking its head through the roof of the Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not museum,this area can provide a busy afternoon. Especially if you venture further south and west to check out the area’s vintage stores (like Wasteland),cult restaurants (Pink’s Hot Dogs) and historical attractions (the La Brea Tar Pits). The numerous shops and tourist attractions along Hollywood Blvd contribute to the fun,as do the holiday decorations of you come in December.

2. Go to Universal Studios

Not far from Hollywood,this hive of fun tourist activity (100 Universal City Plaza,Universal City) combines theme park rides and a carnival atmosphere with a movie-studio feel that almost puts you inside your favorite flicks. On the famous Backlot Tour,you can take the Jaws ride to see “Bruce” (the shark’s nickname) charge out of the water at you,see the New york city set where Manhattan-based movie scenes are filmed,and see how a heavy thunderstorm is created. Or you can go on rides designed after your favorite movies,where you could be used up and swept along with the plot,then probably dropped from a staggering height. Only a 9.5 mile ride from Los Angeles

3. Hit the Beach

Santa Monica State Beach offers a nice,tourist-friendly getaway,though it can get crowded and hectic on weekends. The bright side is it’s right beside the Santa Monica Pier,a well-trafficked theme park area where you will find an abundance of food,entertainment and more costumed performers. This beach could be found along Ocean Avenue in the vicinity of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica. For a more relaxing beach hangout,Manhattan Beach is about 30 minutes south,where a paved walkway makes it great for sightseeing. Or you can go about 40 minutes north to get to El Matador Beach near Malibu for a more secluded,scenic beach.

4. Go to a Dodger game

Catching a baseball game is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon,and the local team is there to entertain visitors and rabid fans alike. Baseball fans can find Dodger Stadium at 1000 Elysian Park Ave Los Angeles,and the area’s public transport is an easy way to arrive without spending for parking. Ticket prices range from $9 for upper-deck seats to around $70 for most other seats,for full-priced adults. More ticketing information could be found on the Dodgers Web site (Dodgers.com). Just beware,because Dodgers fans are fiercely passionate about their team,and they also like to drink huge cups of beer.

5. Go to Disneyland

It’s what every major athlete does after scoring a touchdown or hitting a crowning achievement. Disneyland (1313 S Harbor Blvd,Anaheim) isn’t just for kids (even though it tends to send them into ecstatic spasms),as the park offers the biggest,brightest and most complete theme park experience you’ll find outside of a dream. The rides last longer,the park-wandering characters are happier,and even the customer care folk are more helpful than any other park,despite the crowds. Explore the park’s many themed “lands,” see the light parade and jump onto the newest rides,as well as the nostalgic classics like Pinocchio and Small World. Naturally,Pirates of the Caribbean continues to amaze – keep an eye out for Captain Jack Sparrow sightings,which can seem surreally lifelike.

Residents Recommend: 10 Things to Do in NYC

What should you perform in NYC? We asked some New Yorkers. They gave us their best tips on how to explore the Big Apple,from hopping on the subway to finding the city’s best bagels to definitely (definitely) leaving Manhattan

# 1: Get out of Manhattan

Manhattan is wonderful. But locals note that it’s only 1/5 of NYC– you’ll find many of New York’s coolest places to visit in the other four boroughs.

Besides Manhattan,where should you go? Locals say it depends upon your travel style. Our trip planners say that Brooklyn is a great place to enjoy local breweries,that you’ll find fantastic Asian cuisine in Queens (dim sum!!),which the Bronx Botanic garden is really fantastic.

Plus,you can easily hop on a train to an entirely different universe– upstate New York! Not far from the city,you’ll find fantastic nature,hiking trails,small towns,and places to camp. We have local trip planners in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. They can help you plan a visit. Learn more.

So if you’re looking for cool things to do in NYC,hop on the train. Cross a bridge. You’ll find a lot to do outside of Manhattan.

Local tip: Staten Island gets a bad rap,but taking the ferry there is free– and the island offers some cool hikes.

# 2: Wander through Times Square …

Locals tell us they get it. If it’s your very first time in NYC,you’re going to wish to go to Times Square. (They note,however,that you won’t see any local New Yorkers there.).

Wander through,look at the lights,and snap a selfie. But then walk a few blocks. There’s a lots of cool stuff nearby.

If you perambulate fifteen minutes south,locals say you’ll get to Koreatown– and delicious Korean food. Walk a few blocks to the west,you’ll hit the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood– and more fantastic restaurants. Our trip planners say you’ll also find some great museums within walking distance,including some hidden gems– like the beautiful Morgan Library.

# 3: Have a hotdog (or some halal food).

Sure,you’ll find a lot of incredible restaurants in New York. But there’s something special about NYC street food. Maybe it’s because everyone in New York has somewhere to be,which makes these grab-and-go meals an important part of city life.

Locals can provide you some direction when it concerns their favorite street food snacks. Hot dogs,obviously,are iconic. (Especially NYC’s so-called “dirty water dogs”.) Or,visit a halal cart to grab a delicious meal of chicken or lamb over rice. (Our trip planners in New York recommend getting white sauce and hot sauce).

When it comes to the most important meal of the day? Locals assure us you’ll find fantastic breakfast carts on almost every corner. Go on and grab a bagel,muffin,or donut before power walking your way through the city streets.

Local tip: Definitely check out New York City farmers’ markets. And in the summer,go to Williamsburg to eat lunch at Smorgasburg. They have dozens of vendors all with different type of food.

# 4: Catch a live show.

Broadway is cool and you should go. But locals tell us that you’ll find live shows throughout NYC. Everything from underground (and free) comedy clubs to Shakespeare in the Park to immersive theater experiences. NYC draws creatives. And the result is that you’ll find shows throughout the city,every night of the week.

If you love music,see what a like-minded local says about their favorite venues. Our trip planners tell us that the historic Blue Note is great for jazz. If you love indie-rock,go see a show at Baby’s All Right. More into traditional music? Visit the NY Philharmonic or the Metropolitan Opera.

Local tip: If your New York City budget is not Broadway sized but you want to see a show,try to get discounted tickets at TKTS.

# 5: Eat as much iconic NYC food as you can.

Yup,another must-do in New York City relates to eating. There are so many incredible eats here.
Both big ones? Bagels and pizza.

You’ll have numerous choices for these in New York,so get some local advice. Our trip planners tell us that 2 Bros Pizza,Joe’s,and DiFara’s are all great. And those $1 slices always do the trick.

For bagels,they tell us it really depends. Some people prefer the smaller,chewy style of Bagel Bob’s. Some prefer the fluffier fare at Leo’s. But all can agree on the NYC magic of a fresh-baked everything bagel with generous globs of cream cheese.

Local tip: There are up to 800 languages spoken within the 5 boroughs which means you can likely find whatever kind of cuisine you want. You’ll find Ukraine food in Brighton Beach; Shanghai snacks in Flushing; and Polish dumplings in Greenpoint.

# 6: Bask in Central Park …

We’re all about leaving the beaten path,but the well-known and well-loved Central Park is definitely worth a visit. Plus,this park has plenty of numerous twisting trails that it is possible to wander from the main drag.
Locals suggest wandering the thirty-six miles of the Ramble,sunbathing in Sheep Meadow,or simply wandering around. You’re bound to discover some treasures.

# 7: … but make certain to explore Prospect Park too.

Is Central Park incredible? Yes. Is Prospect Park in Brooklyn more incredible? Possibly– even Frederick Law Olmsted,who designed both parks,saw Prospect Park as his “masterpiece”.

And locals love Prospect Park. They tell us that it’s quieter than Central Park,and feels more like a hidden gem than its well-traveled Manhattan sibling.
What to do here? Our trip planners suggest wandering the trails,watching the dogs splash around Dog Beach,seeing a show at the bandshell,or visiting the beautiful Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.

# 8: Hop on the subway.

The subway may seem intimidating. But locals tell us that New York’s prime form of transportation is safe,simple to use,and extensive. It’s a must if you wish to explore every corner of the city.

So get that Metrocard! If you’re going to be using the subway often,our trip planners suggest getting a 1-week unlimited pass. They also note that,at many stations in Manhattan,you don’t need a Metrocard at all. You can tap your charge card or your smartphone to enter the turnstile.

# 9: Wander through as many museums as possible.

Museums play a huge role in New York’s status as a hub of art and history. Locals love them equally as long as tourists. They suggest visiting the Met and the MoMA of course,but also highly recommend branching out and visiting a few of the less-touristy spots– like the Guggenheim,the New Museum,the Museum of Sex.

# 10: Discover the hidden gems– see NYC like the locals do.

New York City is huge. Huge,and constantly changing. That means that new places are popping up all the time. Guidebooks and Internet lists simply can’t keep pace with everything going on within this dynamic city. When you work with a local to plan your trip,they’ll let you know about the activities they adore. Maybe it’ll be the Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza. Or maybe catching a show at Rough Sell Williamsburg … or maybe … Basically,there’s a New York City that the tourists see … and an entirely different city that the locals love. Why see New York City like a tourist when you could see it like a local?

The Power of Music

How do you feel when you listen to music? Whether alone or with others, it is fascinating just how strongly songs can involve the senses.

Every society shares one thing in common– songs.

Archeologists recognize this because they have actually discovered all kinds of tools throughout the world. Actually, the oldest instruments are grooves located in a give in Germany. Carbon dating indicates they’re between 42,000 as well as 43,000 years of ages (BBC, 2012).

Scientists are learning how songs influences our mind. They know that like language, music competence occurs through exposure and also establishes along a common timetable (Croom, 2011).

Yet why is music skills important to our growth? What objective does it offer?

Scientists additionally wish to know how music influences our assumption of pain or stress and anxiety. Can it raise wish? How does listening to music with other individuals alter our experience of it?

Many people concur that songs lifts us up when we’re sad. It assists us concentrate and loosen up. As Leo Tolstoy composed,

” Music is the shorthand of emotion.”

Now psycho therapists and also neuroscientists are figuring out if he’s right.

A Consider Positive Psychology and Music
Favorable psychology researchers would like to know the connection songs needs to our wellness. Neuroscientists want to know exactly how our mind reacts to music as well as why.

” Words make you believe a thought. Songs makes you feel a sensation. A track makes you really feel an idea.”
E.Y. Harburg

Recurring study in these areas reveals that songs modifications both our mood and our brain. For instance, researchers at Glasgow Caledonian College (EPSRC, n.d.) are discovering just how songs conveys feeling. Their goal is to develop a mathematical design that discusses this.

A design might cause developing computer system programs that recognize mood-boosting songs. Patient-specific programs prescriptions can assist people better manage psychological and physical pain.

Groundbreaking scientist Martin Seligman developed the PERMA model of well-being, as a method of bringing scientific research to the research study of happiness. A key element of this design is the idea of engagement.

The principle of involvement resembles flow concept. In Seligman’s (2011, p. 16) book Flourish (2011, p. 16), he defines interaction by asking the complying with concerns:

Did time pick up you?
Were you completely soaked up in the task?
Did you shed self-consciousness?

Several attendees at songs festivals would certainly react indeed to at least 2 of the 3 concerns. For those not attending festivals, the solutions are most likely the very same.

Neuroscientists likewise have actually checked out the connection between music and also the satisfaction it elicits. They’ve learned that dopamine releases as a result of extreme enjoyment in response to songs. Especially, the anticipation of pleasure stemmed from music releases dopamine in the caudate. The release happens once again in the center accumbens throughout peak states of enjoyment (Croom, 2011).

We don’t understand why people pay attention to songs. Scientists think there’s no biological factor to do it. Salimpoor and also colleagues (2009) made a decision to discover this. Their question was whether paying attention to songs results in emotional stimulation. They gauged heart rate, respiration, and other physical markers.

A strong favorable relationship exists in between pleasure and also emotional arousal. When we listen to music we experience pleasure as well as emotions are the structure of this.

Can songs help with adolescent anxiousness? Sylvia Kwok (2018) discovered this in her study. Incorporating hope and psychological knowledge with music treatment had 4 encouraging results. Youngsters experienced much more hope, emotional proficiency, as well as subjective happiness. They additionally experienced substantial declines in anxiety.

Do responses to songs vary based upon listening to actual versus synthesized songs? Does the level of an audience’s music training play a role? Chapin and coworkers (2010) explored this in their research.

Individuals in their experiment had some music training. This training resulted in a psychological action when they listened to an experienced artist. Synthesized music really did not produce an emotional reaction. They think that an empathetic link between the entertainer and also the audience exists. The scientists believe mirror neurons play a role.

The Origin of Music

Music has to first be defined as well as identified from speech, and from animal as well as bird cries. We review the stages of hominid anatomy that allow music to be perceived and developed, with the likelihood of both Homo neanderthalensis and also Homo sapiens both being capable. The earlier hominid ability to emit sounds of variable pitch with some definition reveals that music at its most basic degree need to have predated speech. The possibilities of anthropoid electric motor impulse recommend that rhythm might have preceded melody, though full control of rhythm might well not have come any kind of earlier than the perception of music above. There are 4 apparent objectives for music: dancing, ritual, enjoyment personal, and public, and most importantly social cohesion, once more on both individual and public levels. We then continue to exactly how instruments began, with a quick study of the making it through instances from the Mousterian duration forward, consisting of the possible Neanderthal evidence and the extent to which they revealed “imaginative” capacity in various other areas. We alert that our performance on reproductions of making it through instruments may birth little or no similarity to that of the initial gamers. We proceed with how later instruments, strings, and skin-drums began as well as developed into tools we know in globally cultures today. The noise of songs is then talked about, ranges as well as intervals, and the absence of any uniformity of consonant accent worldwide. This is complied with by iconographic proof of the tools of later classical times into the European Middle Ages, and also ultimately, the background of public performance, again from the opportunities of early humankind into more modern-day times. This paper attracts the ethnomusicological viewpoint on the whole advancement of music, instruments, and also performance, from the moments of H. neanderthalensis and H. sapiens into those of modern-day musical background, and also it is composed with the deliberate intent of notifying visitors that are without special education in songs, as well as providing essential information for queries into the beginning of music by cognitive scientists.

How Did Songs Begin? Was it through Vocalization or was it with Electric motor Impulse?

However also those elementary questions are a step too far, since initially we need to ask “What is songs?” and also this is a concern that is practically impossible to respond to. Your suggestion of songs might be extremely different from mine, and our neighbor’s will almost certainly be different once more. Each of us can only answer for ourselves.

Mine is that it is “Audio that shares emotion.”

We can probably a lot of us concur that it is sound; yes, silence belongs of that noise, but can there be any type of songs without audio of some sort? For me, that sound needs to do something– it can not simply be arbitrary noises suggesting nothing. There should be some purpose to it, so I use the expression “that shares emotion.” What that feeling may be is greatly unimportant to the interpretation; there is a limitless range of possibilities. An evident one is satisfaction. But equally another could be fear or revulsion.

How do we identify that sound from speech, for speech can also share feeling? It would seem that music audio should have some type of regulated variation of pitch, regulated since speech can also differ in pitch, particularly when under overt emotion. So music must likewise have some aspect of rhythm, a minimum of pattern. Yet so has the recital of a sonnet, as well as this is why I stated over that the concern of “What is songs?” is impossible to answer. Maybe the response is that each of us in our very own means can say “Yes, this is music,” and also “No, that is speech.”

Must the sound be arranged? I have thought that it must be, and also yet an unorganized collection of sounds can develop a sense of worry or of caution. Here, again, I must insert a personal explanation: I am what is called an ethno-organologist; my work is the research of music instruments (organology) and also around the world (for this reason the ethno-, as in ethnomusicology, the study of songs globally). So to take simply one instance of an instrument, the cog or rattle, a blade, typically of wood, striking versus the teeth of a cogwheel as the blade rotates round the manage that holds the cogwheel. This tool is utilized by groups at showing off matches of all types; it is utilized by farmers to terrify the birds from the plants; it was and still is used by the Roman Catholic church in Holy Week when the bells “most likely to Rome to be honored” (they do not of course in fact go but they are silenced for that week); it was scored by Beethoven to stand for musketry in his supposed Fight Symphony, a work a lot more formally called Wellingtons Sieg oder die Schlacht bei Vittoria, Op. 91, that was composed originally for Maelzel’s huge musical box, the Panharmonicon. Beethoven additionally scored it out for live performance by orchestras as well as it is now typically listened to in our opera house “with cannon and also mortar effects” to bring in people to prominent performances. And it was also, during the 2nd World War, made use of in Britain by Air-Raid Preventative measure wardens to warn of a gas assault, thus creating an emotion of concern. If it was scored by Beethoven, it should be considered as a music tool, and there are many other noise-makers that, like it, which have to be regarded as musical instruments.

Therefore, to go back to our interpretation of songs, company may be considered as desirable for music noise, but that it can not be regarded vital, and also hence my meaning stays “Noise that shares feeling.”

Music and Arts for the Younger Generation

Songs and the imaginative arts belong to the pleasure of humanity; however are they frequently forgotten in education and learning, in favour of the a lot more ‘helpful’ topics such as science and also maths?

There is certainly enhancing pressure on young people and also colleges to achieve outstanding exam outcomes– however luckily many colleges can still see the value of imagination.

James Dickinson, Chairman of Music Mark, The UK Organization for Music Education and learning, says they are smart to do so– as a matter of fact, he claims, songs is not just valuable in its very own right, however it can boost performance in other subjects too.

” Music makes you a better student,” he claims. “The skills related to learning a tool, the technique of practising, are transferrable to any other subject. Aristotle stated ‘The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is pleasant’– it’s tough knowing something as well as you can typically have a hard time to see the value of it, but songs has a prompt way of showing that you’re making progress.

” We’re additionally locating more and more that songs has a method of engaging individuals that are less positive, that may be vulnerable or disengaged. There’s a well-being as well as social aspect to songs; playing with each other en masse, learning from each other.

” Songs develops a various type of imaginative area. You can start to comprehend what sort of songs you relate to, or find out about new areas– a whole brand-new globe opens to you.”

Antonia Beary, Headmistress at Mayfield College, East Sussex, says we forget the value of music and the arts in education and learning at our peril.

” We reside in a globe where our youngsters are under consistent stress to accomplish academic excellence in the face of constantly relocating goalposts and assumptions,” she claims. “They are bombarded with advertising messages that affect their body picture as well as self-confidence, not to mention seeming completely attached to on the internet interactions that prevent them from ‘switching off’ from the tensions and also pressures of their young lives.

” It is rarely shocking that the value of songs and the arts in a kid’s education is frequently neglected, as well as its role in providing a remedy frequently overlooked.”

Nonetheless, she says creative and doing arts can help the physical and also psychological wellbeing of many pupils, constructing confidence as well as allowing them to relax, while being inspired as well as tested.

” Whether a pupil intends to seek songs, drama, textiles, ceramics or art as a career, or whether it is just for fun as well as leisure, it is vital these subjects are readily available to students at secondary degree, and that they are motivated to take part,” she claims.

” At Mayfield College we motivate everybody to come to be involved in the arts, whether they show up to have a natural capability or not. They are frequently amazed by the results.

” The myth that you have to be either an artist or a researcher needs to be resolved. To be a good physicist you require to be creative; to be a good artist you have to be disciplined and also accurate.”

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