Sept. 12 – Oct. 17, 2014
Artist Reception: Oct. 16; 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
Harmon Hall of Peace
WOW. Very close to four years to the day since Tiffany Besonen and I first heard of Babylonian Incantation Bowls and started the conversation that led to a body of work reinterpreting them with our own words, forms, and images, an exhibit of our work opens at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. It is hard to believe that this idea has, with the support of many others, come to fruition in a way that allows us to expand our conversation to include others.
Last night, I taught a workshop in incantation writing (over Skype–a new experience!) to Cedar Crest students. They will be creating their own incantation bowls, and displaying them alongside ours in the LaChaise Gallery. Tiffany and I love the idea of including these student works, of opening our work to the community and having others add their magic to help all of us face and heal our fears. Because that’s what this work is, really: a community effort to step out of fear and into peace, to face what burdens us and free ourselves, to put the forces that work against our higher purposes on notice that we will be in charge now and they can step aside.
Tiffany and I will be traveling to Allentown in about a month, and we will get a chance to see what these students have created and to talk to them about what we’ve created. It’s a conversation we can’t wait to have.