Art Alliance of Woodbury Inaugural Art Show

AAW Members' Invitational Exhibition, Dec 2019, Woodbury Library Gallery
December 1 – 29, 2019
 
Description:Exhibition Director, AAW Board Member, Michael Gallagher Exhibition will be Dec 1st to Dec 31st Woodbury Library Gallery, Woodbury, CT Hours check https://www.woodburylibraryct.org/
Organizer: Arts Alliance of Woodbury [AAW]
Arts Alliance of Woodbury [AAW]
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December 2019 Solo Show Canton Library

December 2019 Solo Show Canton Library
Location: Canton Library
40 Dyer Lane, Canton CT

Tel: 860-693-5800

View during library hours


The Ever-Expanding Body of Restoration Work


Artist Statement
Like words used to build a story, sensory attractions build my experience. I wait, listen, leap, stop, and begin again to collect, compose, wonder, experience.
 
Each mosaic-like piece within the Restoration series, captured during one of New England’s seasons, is a segment of one of hundreds of digital photographs taken for each piece.
 
The many hours spent outside in nature form the matrix upon which I build. The nature of this experiential process elicits a restorative response within me as the colors, character, smells, sounds, textures, and season direct my attention. Tuning into the sensory language of nature bestows both direction and joy in my process.
 
Most of the finished work within this series may appear to be symmetrical, but it is not. The composition is a reflection of the internal urgings to create balance, perfect imperfection.
 
 
Marlow works with a Canon D7 Mark 11. My canvas is digital. She utilizes Photoshop to piece together the final work.
 
Shami’s work is commissioned by private collectors and shown in solo and group regional and national juried shows.


 

 

October 29, 2019 The Nature of Mindful Eating and Living

October 29, 2019 The Nature of Mindful Eating and Living
October 29, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: Woodbury Public Library
269 Main Street, Woodbury CT

Tel: 203-263-3502

Cost: Free, preregister


The food of life is found not only on our plates (or bag of take-out) but also within five integral life areas. Sustenance is found within the quality of our rest, companionship, novelty, exercise, and outdoor nature time.
 
How we fulfill our unique needs depends on understanding what floats our boat!   Each of us is one of eight billion people living on this beautiful planet. Our consumer culture preaching one size fits all makes discovering what kinds of foods give or dissipate our life energies a challenge. Why not turn the challenge into a game of detection. Mindfulness, the current term for an age-old wisdom practice, is key.
 
Whether seeking a healthier weight, new friendship, struggling with depression, contending with a bully at work, or simply a wish to be outside more often, the obstacles preventing one from experiencing the change sought are found in the moment.
 
The Mindful Eating Meditation and Nature Ramble program is designed to provide the experience, information, and inspiration to help deepen understanding and awareness of the challenges and benefits of cultivating mindfulness of the five food groups of daily life.
 
Dress comfortably for indoor meditation and an outdoor nature ramble. Our afternoon together includes a keynote talk, guided meditation, outdoor nature activity, and nature’s healing touch (a form of energy medicine).

October 13, 2019 Nature As Mentor

October 13, 2019  Nature As Mentor
Date: October 13, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Ansonia Nature Center
90 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT

Tel: 203-736-1053
Cost: $20. preregistration required


 This 90-minute workshop is designed for adults seeking inspirational guidance and healing restoration within their daily life.
 
Both the wisdom of elder/earth-based cultures as well as recent empirical research in the fields of ecopsychology, environmental psychology, mindfulness-based stress reduction, meditation, and energy medicine, form this program's foundation.
 
Empirical studies conducted over the past twenty years confirm that contact with the natural world and meditation can lift your spirits, reduce anxiety, alleviate pain, increase brain function, and help cultivate a sense of belonging and compassion.
 
In this program, beautiful and compelling images support Marlow’s focus on the healing wisdom we humans can acquire from the natural world
 
Learn about and experience the simple power of nature’s wisdom and healing effects through this talk, a deep-guided meditation, and compelling outside experiential activity.

 

October 4, 2019 Experience Nature As Healer

October 4, 2019  Experience Nature As Healer
Date: October 4, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: Harwinton Public Library
80 Bently Drive, Harwinton, CT

Tel: 860-485-9113 preregister

Time 10:00 - 11:30 am

 
 
Experience Your Source of Power and Beauty
 
Immerse Yourself in a Healing Guided Meditation

This talk, illustrated with beautiful compelling images, is followed by a powerful guided meditation, and one simple outdoor activity. Nature As Healer is designed to provide information, insight, and tools that help each of us deal with the challenges and rewards of connecting with nature, anywhere! -- no matter how rushed, messy, or stressful your life is!
 
I urge you to attend this presentation. You have everything to gain.
~ Harry Ainsworth President, Litchfiled Hills Audubon Society
 
I got more from this short, guided meditation and activity than I ever dreamed I would.
~Mary Danboise, Director of the Nature Center at RMSP, NY
 
The beautiful presentation offered a way to connect with nature on a profound and personal level. Fabulous!
~Susan Piel, Woodbury Public Library
 
I loved the information and guided meditation. I haven’t felt so calm for a long time.
~Jackie Kutuer, Teacher


 

October 27, 2019 Experience Your Nature As Healer

October 27, 2019 Experience Your Nature As Healer
Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center
53 Mill Street
Westfield, MA
413.562.3627
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00 pm


Genesis is a favorite venue for my work! Gather with a group of kindred souls within the sacred grounds of Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center in Westfield, MA. 

The arboretum, welcoming staff, and beautiful conference facilities meld into the perfect venue for you to enjoy a deep, joyful, and inspired experience. Expect to leave with new insights, a deepened relationship with the natural world, and simple strategies to assist you in tapping into the restorative power of your true nature.

We'll have some fun too!


 

April 16, 2019 Cheshire, CT, Nature As Healer

April 16, 2019 Cheshire, CT, Nature As Healer
Tuesday April 16, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE pre-register: (203) 272-2245

Discover how every day and anywhere nature can guide, calm, inform and restore you with teacher and healer Marlow Shami. Empirical studies conducted over the past twenty years confirm that contact with natural world and meditation can lift your spirits, reduce anxiety, alleviate pain, increase brain function, and help cultivate a sense of belonging and compassion.  In this program, beautiful and compelling images support Marlow’s focus on the challenges and rewards of connecting with nature in a mass-technological culture.
 
Learn about and experience the simple power of nature’s healing effects through this talk, a deep-guided meditation, and compelling outside experiential activity.
 

May 1, 2019, Glastonbury, CT, Nature As Healer

May 1, 2019, Glastonbury, CT, Nature As Healer
Welles-Turner Memorial Library, Glastonbury, CT Wednesday, May, 1, 2019, 6:30 -8:00 pm

Pre-registration is required, there is no fee. The link to register will not be live until about a month out from the event: Registration Link
You can register either online when the registration goes live or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720.


Discover how every day and anywhere nature can guide, calm, inform and restore you with teacher/healer, Marlow Shami. Empirical studies conducted over the past twenty years confirm that contact with natural world and meditation can lift your spirits, reduce anxiety, alleviate pain, increase brain function, and help cultivate a sense of belonging and compassion.  In this program, beautiful and compelling images support Marlow’s focus on the challenges and rewards of connecting with nature in a mass-technological culture.
 
Learn about and experience the simple power of nature’s healing effects through this talk, a deep-guided meditation, and compelling outside experiential activity.
 

Saturday, May 4, 2019, Solo Art Show, Woodbury, CT

Saturday, May 4, 2019, Solo Art Show, Woodbury, CT
Woodbury Public Library Gallery
269 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT
tel: 203.263.3502

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm
Show will be up the month of May


Restoration. A deep Dive into Nature.
A show of photographic Digital Composites.

Join me Saturday, May 4th for a reception and artist talk. I'll share with both words and visuals, the roots of my creative motivations and how nature inspires and guides healing in my life.


"A  feast for the eyes and heart! This art is healing in every possible way - for body, mind, and soul. Such beauty is what we need so urgently in our world, now more than ever!" 
Mary Evelyn Tucker
Forum on Religion and Ecology
Yale University, New Haven, CT
www.wmwegingearthcommunity.org


Opening reception Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Artist talk at 3:00 pm. The show will hang for the month of May.

May 22, 2019 Experience Your Nature As Healer

May 22, 2019 Experience Your Nature As Healer
Hamden  Miller Memorial Library
2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT
Tel: 203.287.2682

Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Thornton Wilder Hall FREE


An experiential workshop for those interested in experiencing the simple power of nature’s healing effects through guided meditation, natural-healing-touch, and out-of-doors activities with Nature. Participants learn a simple yet profound method of amplifying one’s inner nature with the web of life, and in the process deepen sensitivity and enhance a personal source of guidance. No meditation experience is necessary. Bring a blanket/mat if you prefer to lie down for meditation and wear comfortable clothes.
 

Five Points Small Works Juried Exhibition Friday, February 1st - Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Five Points Small Works Juried Exhibition Friday, February 1st - Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
My piece, Waltz, shown above, was juried into Five Points 2019 Small Works show. 

Juror, Bridgit Kennedy, is a Fulbright Scholar Lecture/Research Award to Chile, a State of Connecticut Commission on the Arts Artists Project Grant, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, and numerous National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Grants. Her work is in numerous museum and private collections. 


Exhibition Dates: Friday, February 1st - Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
Reception & Award: Friday, February 1, 2019 - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Five Points Annex Gallery, 17 Water Street Torrington, CT 06790

Award:  2020 Solo Exhibition in Five Points Gallery, 33 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790

May 23, 2018 6:30 - 8:00 pm Mindful Eating Meditation & Nature Ramble, Canton, CT

May 23, 2018 6:30 - 8:00 pm Mindful Eating Meditation & Nature Ramble, Canton, CT
The food of life is found not only on our plates (or bag of take-out) but also within five integral life areas. Sustenance is found within the quality of our rest, companionship, novelty, exercise, and outdoor nature time too.
 
How we fulfill our unique needs depends on understanding what floats our boat!   Each of us is one of eight billion people living on this beautiful planet. Our consumer culture preaching one size fits all makes discovering what kinds of foods give or dissipate our life energies a challenge. Why not turn the challenge into a game of detection. Mindfulness, the current term for an age-old wisdom practice, is key.
 
Whether seeking a healthier weight, new friendship, struggling with depression, contending with a bully at work, or simply a wish to be outside more often, the obstacles preventing one from experiencing the change sought are found in the moment.
 
The Mindful Eating Meditation and Nature Ramble program is designed to provide the experience, information, and inspiration to help deepen understanding and awareness of the challenges and benefits of cultivating mindfulness of the five food groups in daily life.
 


The Memoir Project

The Memoir Project
The Memoir Project, a program of The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY Curated by the Arts Center's Literary Committee. "Changing Course: Mid-Life Epiphanies". My piece "The Shift" was selected. I'll be in Troy reading along with five other writers April 11, 2011 at 7 pm.