Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Scenes from an Opening


Salvatore Gulino's artist talk about his present exhibit in the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery took place on Sunday, September 27.

Here are scenes from the gathering for the artist talk and reception that followed.
 
The Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

MLT Gallery Opens Salvatore Gulino Exhibit


The Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center will open an exhibit titled "May 4, 1970 (after Goya and Picasso)" by Salvatore Gulino on Sunday, from 3-5 pm.

The exhibit consists of only one painting. The artist has borrowed images from two masters, Francisco de Goya and Pablo Picasso, to depict the deep personal impact the historical event of the 1970 Kent State shootings had upon the artist. The piece became the impetus that unleashed what would become his future signature style of painting, which is referred to as appropriation art or the art of re-contextualization.

The public is invited to the artist talk held at 3:30 pm and followed by a reception.
 
 
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Stream


The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

~ Rabindranath Tagore


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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Rosh Hashanah - Head Changing Day


Rabbi Rami Shapiro writes:

Rosh Hashanah is “Head (rosh) Changing (shenah) Day.” It begins at sundown on September 13, 2015. You can’t have a new year with an old head. So if you want a new year, you are going to need to get a new head.

A new head is a story-free head. Your stories define you. If your stories are positive and loving, then you are optimistic and loving. If your stories are negative and fearful, then you are angry and afraid. Regardless of their emotional charge, however, stories are not reality.

A new head is story-free. A new head engages reality with compassionate curiosity, going into what is without the baggage of what was or what is supposed to be.

If you want a new head, identify the stories you carry with you. Ask yourself: “Am I absolutely certain this story is true?” “How does telling this story make me feel?”

If you are telling stories you don’t know to be true, stop telling them. If telling your stories makes you anything other than just, kind, and humble, stop telling them.

In fact, stop telling stories altogether.

Who are you without your story? You don’t know, and not knowing is the key to having a new head.

 


Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award-winning poet and essayist, whose liturgical writings are used in prayer services throughout North America. www.rabbirami.com


Rabbi Rami is a frequent program presenter at Wisdom House. His next retreat will be July 15- 17, 2016. For further details, visit www.wisdomhouse.org.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Seymour School Administrators


The administrators of the Seymour, CT schools met at Wisdom House this August doing motivation, trust, and team building experiences as they prepared to begin the 2015-2016 academic year.

Those present included the Superintendent, Associate Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and all Principals and Assistant Principals. 
 
 
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Nature


We can never work as nature does.
       Hopefully, we can learn from her
                how to work with the changes
 life brings our way. 





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