PHILADELPHIA, PA, January 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- According to a recent article from The Huffington Post, art and creativity could help inspire new waves of development in the modern world. The article highlights the benefits of inspiring this type of creation in the public realm as a way to positively impact the development of today's society. Non-artists and professionals, such as Janet Echelman who recently discussed this topic during a TEDTalk titled "Taking Imagination Seriously," are currently helping individuals--specifically, youth--approach the world from new angles through public art projects that inspire and strengthen communities. As a long-time supporter of public art, and art in general, Neil Kozokoff
commends those partaking in these new projects and hopes that they will continue to grow and encourage the next generation to take on new challenges in order to improve our world.
Although many individuals may perceive creative art as a discipline that rests independently, the article notes that creative environments and processes play a major role in many fields, including technology, politics and economics. The article's author states, "Unfortunately, we live in a left brained world and most people have forgotten how to exercise all the talent they were born with, or how to get the right hemisphere of our brain to help us think differently. It takes time and effort to relearn, to let go, be imaginative, be creative. Making mistakes, taking risks, experimenting is all part of the formula but there is no limit to our imagination."
The Huffington Post notes that many individuals--including those who are not artists in a professional sense--are taking part in public art programs to help restore their communities. For example, Atlanta-based group "Living Walls" paints buildings, foreclosed homes and subway underpasses to showcase the power of modern women from all over the world. Other collectives, such as Art Base Miami and the Congress for the New Urbanism have also added to the public arts discussion by celebrating alternative and street art.
As a past chairman for the Art in Public Places program in West Palm Beach, Florida, real estate professional Neil Kozokoff has witnessed firsthand how this type of creativity can strengthen communities. Neil Kozokoff concludes with the following observation, "Public art adds big value, particularly for urban neighborhoods. It stimulates us visually, adds texture to the urban fabric, and makes a place memorable."
is the President of The Parkland Companies, a holding company specializing in property investment, development and management in the notable area of West Palm Beach, Florida. As a professional with a background in real estate law, Neil Kozokoff has had the market proficiency to expertly spearhead several projects in urban development. Neil Kozokoff's background in the acquisition, operation and management of large apartment complexes recently led him to join Pensam Capital as a principal. At Pensam Capital, Kozokoff focuses on real estate deal structuring and capital formation.
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