Carol Hamoy: PsalmSong
September 15, 2005-January 20, 2006
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, Manhattan Carol Hamoy: PsalmSong, was a fine art installation at HUC-JIR Museum New York. The work was inspired by three elements: the ten Psalms deemed by Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav to promote healing, Kabbalah's mystical illumination of the connections between the divine and human worlds, and herbal healing traditions from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages. The diaphanous environment provided a sanctuary for reflection and meditation. PsalmSong encouraged visitors, students and staff to quietly search within themselves for a restful place for renewal and wellbeing - one in which spiritual, physical, and emotional healing and education took place. PsalmSong was presented in cooperation with the Kalsman Institute and the National Center for Jewish Healing.
The Art of Aging
This fine arts exhibition celebrated the positive aspects of maturity through the lens of Jewish values. The work explored the ways in which aging is a process that begins with birth – as a lifelong journey affecting the dynamics of human relationships, creativity, memory, continuity, and growth. The Kalsman Institute was a co-sponsor of the installation and a seminar for professionals and lay leaders as well as a lecture inaugurating Rabbi William Cutter, Ph.D., as the . Paul M. and Trudy Steinberg Distinguished Professorship in Human Relations and Counseling.
The Art of Aging: Cultural Representations
Healthcare and social service agency professionals, clergy, artists, and the general public were invited to explore creativity and the aging process. Panel speakers included:
New Stories, New Poems, and the Ancient Art of Healing
Click here to read a transcript of Dr. Cutter’s lecture: Old Stories and Old Poems: New Healing? (Note to David: we have this article and are looking for an electronic link).
More information on the Art of Aging installation.