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Call to Action

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Kindness

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Serve Not Thyself

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Content DEPARTMENTS

6 Returning to the Symbols In Her Own Words

16 An Artist in Kenya Conversations

22 Psychology of Color Favorite Color by Gender

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ARTICLES

8 CALL TO ACTION

An article about service and volunteering at MAM.

12 KINDNESS

An article about the importance of human kindness

18 SERVE NOT THYSELF

An article about the importance of service.

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Letter From The Editor Dear reader, My roots go back to the fascinating land of Romania where I grew up and lived a big part of my life. Since I was a little girl I was surrounded by artists and beautiful nature. This exposure made me explore the artfulness of everyday life and develop an aesthetic sense at a young age. The act of creation and everything that’s involved in it is something that I value and hold dear to my heart. Service and the act of serving can mean different things to different people. One of the greatest things in life is to be able to inspire others and help them to find their own calling. Volunteering in Kenya to teach underprivileged children art or changing carrier pats to honor your true calling are all good examples of service in the name of art. We all have different callings in life and honoring that calling is the biggest service one can do to oneself. This issue of MIAD Bridge is dedicated to art and artists who play a role in the act of serving, people who give back to the community. Life itself is a journey of discovering and being equipped with kindness, compassion can bring one close to their final goal. Sincerely, Andiana Aguilu

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IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Symbol Returning

to the

by Maria Dermengiu

Once upon a time… there I was, a little girl who dream of a mysterious, round world, wrapping her mind around intricate thoughts, ideas and vivid imagination. My roots go way back into the eerie land of Transylvania, a frontier land where stories and myths come together to spark the imagination of those who are set on the path of becoming artists of all kinds. Ever since I was a little girl, I was exploring the artfulness of everyday life, leading me years later, into pursuing the creative path and becoming a visual artist. I had the opportunity, from an early age to travel often around the world, which contributed greatly to my visual vocabulary and development of my visual culture. All I’ve experienced during living abroad, flavors, colors, shapes and sounds have been envisioned and embodied into my work. I followed the footsteps of the majority of my family by entering the Law School. After graduation, I felt something was missing and I decided that it was best to listen to my inner voice, and start living the dream I had always had within – to paint. So, one day, I decided to leave everything behind

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and start a new life. I got a divorce, took my two kids and started learning to paint at the age of 29, making my family desperate at the idea of me leaving a lawyer career that had just started to become an Artist. I found my vocation in Arts so everything I did was received with great openness. I was and still am in an incredible flow, where everything connects and art as an emotion glues it all together. After the first year I started painting, I had my first exhibition organized by a former Belle Arte university teacher who saw potential in my arts and believed in me. Ever since, I have had private and collective exhibitions held at most prestigious venues of Art Galleries and the National Peasant Museum, in the country and abroad. My work is a representation of the unconscious self, a concentric figure that depicts the nature of the creator’s mind… it could extend to infinite, reflecting the shape of the exterior universe and most important, the state of inner perfection we all tend to achieve. The world as we know it is broken down and recreated through symbols and stories. As a lover and explorer of folklore, I wanted to decrypt the meanings and ramifications

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of ethnic creations and mythology using cultural traditions and symbolic images such as the Tree of Life, the Evening Star, the Sun and the Stars, flowers and ornamental geometric shapes, wings and initiation flights, circles and intricate tapestries. Returning to the Symbol as a manifestation of positive thinking, translating and integrating visual mythological treasures into the daily flow of life…all these lead us to opening up to the archaic. The symbol is a collective echo that resonates in the heart of men and women through its significance and complexity. The “mandala” is a “magic circle.” Basically it is an environment. The universe is our environment in cosmic dimensions. I always had the idea of making art more accessible and after two years into the art field I have created and founded a brand Marie Nouvelle (a new Marie). I have also become an entrepreneur. It is at its core an applied arts project in which all of the products embody patterns and visuals from my paintings and personal exhibitions. Marie Nouvelle is a premium brand that promotes art in various forms and shapes, art which is embodied in products like scarves, dresses, blouses, all of them made from 100% pure silk. Each scarf designed carries within itself a mood. It captures the exact moment from the canvas. Each product is made with immense passion and dedication. It is a personal statement, a contribution, a point of view in this great big world. I stand behind the products I’ve created.

Circular Light, Acrylic on canvas

Wings of change, Acrylic on canvas

Maria Dermengiu is an accomplished artist and entrepreneur. Originally trained as a lawyer she has shifted careers and became an artist. I found this inspirational for anyone that feels unhappy with their career choice; it is never to late to change direction and feel fulfilled with what you’re doing. Being truthful to your own calling is the ultimate service that you can do to yourself. This can open yourself up in ways that you can only imagine.

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CALL TO ACTION Service Learning Editorial Cody Gunderson Illustrator Dominique Viverette

On the first day of class we had a group discussion about what we thought a community needed to be considered “healthy.” Art, entertainment, and access to information were a few terms that were tossed around the group. Being students at an art and design institute, we were also partial to the importance of keeping the arts in school. My service time at the Milwaukee Art Museum somewhat assured me that the topic of art and design is still a staple in grade schools across the country. Every weekday that I volunteered, I would count hundreds and hundreds of kids from many different schools that visited the galleries at the museum. A large group of students from New York City even made its way into the MAM one afternoon that I was there. Although overwhelming at times, it was a great feeling to see so many kids get excited when they see in person just how big and powerful and beautiful so much of the artwork at the MAM is. People that come into the MAM are immediately faced with a challenge; that challenge being where to begin. I couldn’t count on my two hands the number of times people have asked me what a good place to start is, and I never really figured out the best way to answer that question, honestly. Not because I don’t understand the general flow of the museum, but because there is just so much to see. It’s a melding of varying periods, mediums, and cultures that live under the roof of the Milwaukee Art Museum. The promotion of cultures and ideas is something that we touched upon in the healthy community indicators, and I think art and design is a perfect platform to showcase that concept. The merging of multicultural communities is both present in the art displayed, and also in the overall community of the MAM. “A community with strong social networks is better able to advocate for itself, its residents better able to control their individual and collective futures.” (Why Place Matters, 31) The Milwaukee Art Museum truly is a community within itself, that fosters the importance of art and design, as well as act as a venue for learning and betterment within the community around it. The MAM doesn’t exclude, nor do they wish to be perceived as a capitalist establishment. From the perspective

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of a broke college student, I’ll admit that the prices aren’t exactly cheap. However, children under the age of 12 always receive free admissions, on the first Friday of the month every visitor gets admitted for free, schools visiting for field trips get in free of charge, and not to mention they offer several membership discounts for families, students, and businesses. Despite volunteering just, a short amount of time, I still feel confident that I can speak for the MAM, when I say that all they want is for more people to become involved with their community. There are so many programs and activities that they offer for people of all ages. Their Junior Docent Program, for example, allows kids the opportunity to be able to learn more about art, and provides them with a platform to discuss their favorite art with their peers. Something that I have come to notice is that the Milwaukee Art Museum

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A community with strong social networks is better able to advocate for itself, its residents better able to control their individual and collective futures.

is constantly in motion. The exhibitions change, the rooms are redesigned to accommodate whatever

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event it’s holding that evening, the doors stay open longer

Based on my own personal volunteer experience, I want

on some nights for some social gathering or another,

to continue the idea of creating a strong visitor service

heck...the main building even moves during certain times

force for my call to action. This would be accomplished

of the day. The museum works like a well-oiled machine to

through the means of volunteers, specifically. Considering

serve whatever purpose is needed. The museum is large

that volunteers are generally posted at the important

and easy to get lost in, and I’m speaking from experience

entrance/exit points, it’s common that this is where a lot of

as a past visitor. It’s often easy to overlook things because

questions are asked about the museum amongst visitors.

there is just so much going on at once. It can honestly

It’s crucial that volunteers be properly informed and

be a little overwhelming. It was the belief of Ferdinand

trained on how to handle answering certain questions.

Toennies believed that small, close, traditional family

Through my call to action, new volunteers would be

oriented communities were being superseded by large

required to serve at least one shift with an established

impersonal communities. It is in my opinion, however,

volunteer member (and/or staff member). Several people,

that the Milwaukee Art Museum maintains a quality of

including myself, learn best from observation. I believe

being a close knit community despite its grand scale and

that it would be extremely helpful for new volunteers who

image. The staff is friendly, helpful, and versatile. And

aren’t entirely acquainted with the museum to be able to

the volunteers remain an expansion of the MAM’s stout

watch, listen, and learn from someone who is. This way

visitor service, dedicated to enriching the experience each

the new volunteer can learn what and what not to do and

individual visitor.

be optimally prepared to handle any type of visitor service circumstance that comes their way.

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K ndness Editorial Joshua Reilly

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n class we had an exercise that had us contemplate certain abilities we have and certain interests we have. To further our thinking, we also were contemplating whom we associate with and our attributes towards others or the mere things we were interested in. This was very interesting because it is not often we sit and write about the talents we have or the attributes we can provide to people around us. In Abundant Community chapter five starts to examine more of what we had in class and through lecture. Not only will chapter five talk about our gifts, associations, and hospitality but also encompasses finer attributes. The main attributes I found necessary for a reflective essay were “kindness”, “cooperation”, and “forgiveness”. In reading these passages I feel that these attributes not only make a person better but also help the people around them in a profound way. Kindness is a quality that people should practice more in their everyday life. Being kind to one another only helps and also emphasizes good nature onto one another. Our attitude can turn a person away with just one sentence or gesture that they think is harsh or rude. Growing up I know that my mother always taught my little sister and I to be kind to one another and those around us. It is something that is instilled in children in many different ways but overall the act of kindness should be prominent and only helps us as individuals. Abundant Community states, “it is the opposite of envy” (location 1448/3026). Envy is something that will turn people against each other, envy is something that causes disputes in relationships and among friends, and envy causes jealousy and irrational behavior. Clearly I feel that being kind can only help us as individuals but how

does this help our community? Generally speaking, if we are kind to one another we are more social with one another. We feel that when a person is kind to us we should pay gratitude back, being kind to them as well. I always try to be kind to my neighbors. Do I ever feel that I am upset about a situation? Yes, but how I go about dealing with it only shows my true nature to the neighbors around me. Being kind in turn forms friendships and trust with other individuals. When trusting other people we are more comfortable, we work together better, and this in turn helps people cooperate. A quote that I find true in Abundant Community states, “when we put people in competition with each other, for one to win, the other must lose” (Kohn, Alfie location 1471/3026). I feel that this really encompasses what cooperation is; it is coming together and helping one another for the greater good of everyone. People around us have many different types of personalities and not all personalities coincide with one another in any given situation. Obviously we can see that throughout mankind people have not cooperated with one another properly. Not cooperating has caused disputes that in turn cause wars, famine, and societies to crumble, which make cooperation a necessity for community to thrive. Around the lot that I live on we all try and help each other out. We don’t look at living on our lot as every man for himself and if you are screwed well then so be it, change it on your own. Out of all 8 individuals we feel that it is necessary for us to talk to each, to help each other out when we can and to cooperate when dealing with common areas such as the yard, walkways, garbage, etc. Our little lot is much like our

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communities should be working. We should be talking to one another and helping each other out for the greater good. Cooperation makes relationships form easier and when you form a relationship you are more likely to help one another. Although my paper has discussed the good, there is always bad within community; we are not all perfect. Forgiveness is an essential tool in relationships. When forgiveness is talked about in chapter five, the first thing stated is “forgiveness is the willingness to come to terms with having been wounded� (location 1492/3026), which sounds harsh at first. This directly implies that to forgive must in turn be because someone has betrayed you or hurt you. People do not act out well with one another when being betrayed and it causes dysfunction within a group but then we realize why forgiveness is necessary. We have all done things to wrong people. As individuals we know that we are not perfect, we will have disputes with people, we will betray people, but how we act in these situations is the key to keeping healthy relationships. I have had to forgive people in my life and people have had to forgive me as well. Just as how I mentioned that people grow up with a sense of kindness, the envy is still in peoples hearts, even though we don’t want to admit it. We need to learn to forgive just as much as we need to learn to be kind to one another. Our communities need to understand that the path to one becoming a better person is not to shun them out f they misbehave but to forgive them and give them another chance. This can happy in many different forms and I am sure someone may ask how many times should we forgive? This question is completely debatable and we try to employ laws throughout society that enforces punishment, in a variety of ways, on those who act out more than others. The only difference is that criminals are less forgivable than others; they are in connection with crimes, breaking the law, and disturbing the peace of other individuals around us. Why should they be any less forgivable? Maybe these people were never taught kindness and are unable to cooperate with others around them; maybe, they are not getting the treatment they need to be apart of society. Starting from the roots of being kind to one another and cooperating with one another, this will only help us forgive one another and hopefully under circumstances less severe if we all learned productive fundamentals as a child. The reading of Abundant Community really helped give a sense of how others should interact with one another, how we can help one another, and how communities thrive when certain attributes are being instilled within the citizens. In conclusion I would like to emphasize the attributes that I felt were beneficial for every individual, which was kindness, cooperation, and forgiveness. At the beginning of chapter five it clearly states that certain attributes cannot coexist without people implementing other attributes. In the same way these ideals are connected and can only benefit those around us, implementing one in your personal life will only help fuel the others. When I look at myself as an individual I feel that I strive to be a certain way, I strive to portray myself in a certain manner to the others around me, and I feel that if we all looked at how we acted on a regular basis, we can only further our communities and the people around us. Show kindness to your neighbors, cooperate with your neighbors, and have the heart to forgive your neighbors. This will only help form a better community.

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CONVERSATIONS

AN ARTIST

IN KENYA

Lori’s Slocomb is a painter who presently fulfilling the role of a mother of two small boys. She has been teaching art and now she is moving focus in continuing to be a mother and her own body of work. What is important for her further artistic development will be establishing an internal connection with herself, the world, family and friends. From the conversations that we had, she mentioned to me about her time spent volunteering in Kenya teaching art to street children and I decided to question her about those experiences.

Who was the most influential person when you grow up? I grow up in Wisconsin, both urban and semi rural areas. I took art seriously when my grandfather, who was a hobby landscape painter, decided he was going to teach me to paint in the summer of my 13th year. My grandfather was warm but somewhat distant to me so his announcement was surprising to me. So he begins to make easels, supports, gather brushes, pick the location and early in the morning we went out and he began to teach me what he knew. This experience of someone who I respected and loved showing interest in art, was a catalyst for me. Ironically when I chose to make art my study and career he was frustrated and thought it should be left as a hobby and not one’s main life’s focus. By the time he passed he had been proud of me for many years when he witnessed my success.

Which artist or art movement influenced you the most and why?

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In my undergrad studies I took an art history course that focused on writings of 7 modern artists. Hearing artists speak passionately about their art making emulation to something larger then themselves was stimulating and highly inspiring. The artist that I most resonated with were Mondrian, Kandinsky, Gauguin. The idea that art has more than an aesthetic purpose, that it can affect and transform others and even the world was inspiring to me.

What inspires you to create a new series, social political or spiritual issues? I make art to connect myself and potentially others to an aesthetic moment in time.

Do you think that painting and the role of artist is under appreciated in today’s world? I think that the visual power of the image is highly value and sought after in today’s world but the medium of painting on the canvas does not seem applicable to most people’s daily life.

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Upcountry, Oil on canvas

Tell me about your experience in Kenya and the role of an artist in the act of service? The significance of experience in Kenya was heightened by my choice to live among Kenyans. Although I was an ex patriot I chose not to live primarily in the expatriate community but to live among Kenyans and thereby learn the Swahili language. I originally came to Kenya with a fellow painter and stayed with other expatriates artist. When my colleague left the country I’ve stayed and for the next year lived among Kenyans and begin to make relationships with Kenyan artists. I begin to paint and commune with other Kenyan artists. This is prior to widespread Internet usage so artists will use a downtown Nairobi art gallery to meet and leave messages for each other. During this time, I’ve volunteered with an Irish catholic charity organization as a teacher in a residential school for underprivileged and street children near the South B slam. As my relationship strengthen to Kenyan artists through My relationships with Kenyan artists was build by us communally making art together. We will meet up and whoever had funds at the time will put it in a pot and we’ll buy paints and paper for everybody to paint. If the funds were low, we would go to the nearest river and collect various colored soils an we will paint with that. We also did a lot of mono printing with plastic and whatever tools we had handy to press the paint from the plastic to the paper. Many of these artists had a heart like I had for street children as many of themselves came from such a life before finding a way to make a living to sales of their art. So we created a nonprofit to help found a residential program for street children’s and we did this by first selling our own artwork to begin the program. After school the kids will create artwork that we will later sell to sustain the program.

Jacks, Oil on canvas

Looking glass, Oil on canvas

Glory, Oil on canvas

What service meant to you? Clearly there was a problem and we as artists wanted to help. It was exhilarating that we all together could use art to do so. It was enough to change my own life and others.

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By Michael Marten

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Service means something different depending on who you ask.

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roviding dinner once a week at a homeless shelter, joining the armed forces, talking with a friend, chaining yourself to an old oak tree as loggers enter the forest, leaving your car at home and biking to work every day, giving $50 to the Red Cross, choosing professional work that makes a difference, writing a letter to a congressional leader about campaign finance reform, developing a micro- lending project for low-income teens to start small businesses, serving on a committee at a religious institution, giving blood, tutoring a migrant worker, adopting an eight year old boy. These are all examples of service. As far as I can see between all examples of service the key interrelating component here is an absence of self. So often our goals in fact, our entire mindsets are uniformly

self focused. Immanuel Kant was a philosopher who went so far as to say that, with a few exceptions, everything we do is motivated for the self. Our society facilitates, even encourages, this line of thinking. The “American Dream” is one of personal gain and triumph and capitalism urges harsh competition and values corporate Darwinism. Those things can grow a prospering economy (or sometimes not) and lead to business success, but they stress self-centric thinking and they dismiss empathy. My personal definition of service is anything that requires sacrifice. It is a response to brash individualism and even selfishness and an affirmation of the more compassionate form of the human spirit. It is remembering that we are social creatures and that none of the amazing privileges our society affords us could have ever existed without working for, and with, each other. While I stress that one’s goal for service should be purely altruistic it is, however, important

to have

the content of that service be catered to the one’s self. One’s skills, gifts, talents, and interests are vital in searching out a way to serve. I am interested in, and have a growing skill set concerning, digital art and design, and related technological tools. I see the importance of the Internet and computers in art, graphic design, and business ventures of all natures, is only going to increase as time goes on. I also know that my High School in Sun Prairie, WI is far behind the times when it comes to learning programs. In searching for a way to give back that would work with my strengths, thus allowing me to give a higher quality of service, I saw a prime opportunity at Sun Prairie High School. Giving high school aged students the chance to jump start their skills in various design programs may not seem like the traditional method of public service, but this sort of mentor ship would give students fundamental knowledge of an ever-increasing industry and the chance to explore new interests. I came to MIAD knowing nothing about any of these programs, and having some previous experience and knowledge of them would have benefited me greatly. Photoshop, Illustrator, Web Design are the fundamental tools in pursuing any career in design. Also, the knowledge of design aesthetic is meant to be taught with personal critiques and collaborative projects which I plan on imploring at every chance I get. Helping kids learn these things now is helping them find success in their future careers. I have benefited from others’ service in countless ways. My uncle, Wes enlisted in the army to help protect our country. My sister’s fiancé’s father is a police officer in Madison, WI. My art teacher in High School

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really motivated me to push myself and work hard to

and generous. The world is one big continuous cycle.

get into Art School. My parent’s sponsor a child in Kenya

Service, more than anything, is about people, so there

and I’ve benefited from knowing how hard other people’s

is no better way to understand this topic than through

lives are and how lucky I am to have loving, supportive

the people who have experienced it. My older sister,

parents. Mother Teresa said in her 1996 interview when

Abby, was kind enough to give me some of her insights

asked how youth in America can help her cause,“And

on the nature of service: I define service as anything you

so as love begins at home, we are more and more able.

can do to make the world better and not worse. Service

Where there is love, there is joy, there is peace, there is

is important because it is what makes humans human.

unity. That is why it is very important if we really want to

Doing something for the greater good even though it’s not

give the kindness of God’s love, we must first experience

exactly fun. Service builds good character.

that in our own life-His love. The other day, I had a letter

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from a child from America…I can’t remember the name

I used to volunteer at Lakeshore Kid’s Camp as a

of the place…and he wrote me in big, big writing “Mother

lifeguard every summer. I helped in the kitchen, cleaned

Theresa, I love you so much…and underlines under “so

the pool and the bathrooms and did odd jobs around

much”. I’m sending you my pocket money, and inside the

the camp. It helped me to build a good work ethic and a

letter there was a check of 3 dollars. All a beautiful gift of

lot of kids that came through the camp looked forward

God.” If everyone would just serve others without even

to the week they were there more than anything else all

thinking twice, the world would be a much better place. A

year. I’ve benefited from the service of the other staff

little boy sent a measly 3 dollars, but that was probably a

members at the camp because we developed strong

significant amount of money to him and if everyone in the

friendships and bonded through serving others. Showing

world would be selfless enough to sacrifice his equivalent

kindness and setting good examples for children is going

of 3 dollars, perhaps world hunger would not be such

to make future generations better. Children tend to mimic

a prevalent problem in this world. Per-haps the boy

how they’re treated. Therefore, if you’re nice to kids and

sent his 3 dollars after watching his parents be selfless

support them and encourage them, they will be more

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My personal definition of service is anything that require sacrifice. It is a response to brash individualism and even selfishness and an affirmation of the more compassionate form of the human spirit. likely to grow into nice, supportive, encouraging adults.

you are small and people come out of nowhere to do

I think children in our society are “lost” because some of

something nice for you. And it makes you want to live

them don’t have good parents to show them the way. We

your life with those principles in mind. If everybody felt

can improve the lives of less fortunate children by leading

similarly, and everybody gave just a little, I can’t see how

with example.” My future brother in law, Thad, was also

that wouldn’t be a better place to live.” Service is about

able to provide a take on what service is: “I worked with

people. Not just about the people who are the recipients

kids at a public access cable station. The same station

of the service, but also about those who give. A symbiotic

I got to be a part of, and that instilled a love of and

sort of relationship forms as a result of serving others

fascination of television production when I was little. Not

whether it is apparent or not. The served is more likely

only was I able to guide kids creatively, I was also able to

to serve, with an example set of how we may help each

return the gift that was given to me at a young age. It feels

other, it is easy to see how it makes sense. It may sound

right to give back, because once you’ve benefited from

cliché to say that you get just as much value out of giving

truly selfless people you realize how much brighter and

as receiving, but the truth is things are only cliché because

surer the world seems, especially to children. It cultivates

they are said so often, and this is said so often because it

a value to help and improve the world around you when

is true, and has been true for so many peoples.

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FAVORITE COLOR BY GENDER

PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOR

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42%

10%

20%

7%

9%

MALE

38%

16%

9% 6%

27% FEMALE 19%

7% 3%

29%

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WHAT DOES YOUR FAVORITE COLOR SAY ABOUT YOU?

RANDOM FACTS ABOUT COLOR RED You have drive and determination and you prefer action and risk taking behavior PURPLE You are a perfectionist who requires emotional security in life, and you are good humanitarian who helps others in need PINK All you want in life is to be accepted for who you are by your peers. ORANGE You love to be with people and socialize with them, as you want to be accepted and respected as a part of a group. BLUE You want to find inner peace and absolute truth, and you always make an effort to think of others needs. GREEN You are loyal and very frank with others, and you consider your reputation a very important part of life. YELLOW You enjoy learning and sharing knowledge with others, and you feel a need to always express your individuality.

Red is the first color a baby sees, around two weeks of age. 40% of people worldwide prefer color blue, it is by far the most favorite color. Pink is the most calming color, used in some prisons and mental health institutions to sedate worked-up prisoners and patients. White is considered the safest color for a car. Red and yellow together are the most appetizing colors, thus why they’re used in a lot of fast food signs. Early use of blue paint was so highly prized that laws existed as to what artists were allowed to paint blue. Jesus and Mary’s robes were usually the only accepted uses of the precious color. Recent discovery shows that colors affect the way we taste foods. For instance, an orange or cremecolored cup definitely makes chocolate taste better than in any other cup with a different color.

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CREDITS EDITOR IN CHIEF:

ILLUSTRATION:

Andiana Aguilu

Dominique Viverette

ASSISTANT EDITOR:

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS:

Adam Setala

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Mark Wahl

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS: Maria Dermengiu, Lori Slocomb

Maria Dermengiu, Lori Slocomb, Cody Gunderson, Joshua Reilly, Michael Marten

2016 MIAD Bridge Aguilu