Hammond Museum Virtual Exhibition April 2021 - April 2022

Hammond Museum Virtual Exhibition April 2021 - April 2022
 
Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden April Virtual Exhibition
 
My poem Entering the Day was juried into this virtual exhibition. I read my poem live. 

The thirty artists that comprise this show offer a wide variety of expression and media in an exceptionally beautiful exhibition.

Curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis 黄家璧
Hosted By Poet Gold

Saturday, April 3, 2021 - Friday, April 1, 2022

Creative People Leading Climate Action April 16-June 30, 2021

Creative People Leading Climate Action  April 16-June 30, 2021
Three pieces of my figurative were juried into this diverse and inspiring Exhibition.

Digital Exhibition of Visual and Performance Art on view April 16 - June 30, 2021.

The climate crisis is upon us, but we still have a limited time to make an impact. Use your art to lead the way! Artists added their art, poetry, music, short story, spoken word, performance, or multidisciplinary work to show their response to the crisis, to envision a new world, and to motivate positive action. This exhibition was an invitation, open to all, of work in any medium as defined below.

Artists used their climate inspire art to:   
•    Inspire Action. 
•    Capture beauty. 
•    Document this time of change.
•    Help others imagine a better future.
•    Stand in solidarity with those on the front lines.
•    Mourn our collective losses.
•    Share their unique vision.
•    Showcase their hopes or dreams

March 6, 2021 The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

March 6, 2021 The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden
Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden Monthly Virtual Exhibition and Artist Reception
 
On View March 6, 2021, through March- April 2022
 

My video short, Mutual Us, was curated into Hammond's March Virtual Exhibition alongside thirty fantastic artists hailing from around the globe!

Curated monthly exhibition of artwork by Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden artist members, viewable on the virtual exhibition webpage. Each exhibit will stay online for a year.

The monthly theme is based on a color painting by Bibiana Huang Matheis. Each month the painting is posted to use as a muse or inspiration for submissions. 

Artist Reception:
Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10:00 am New York Time
Curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis
Hosted by Poet Gold

Artist Reception is on the first Saturday of the month at 10:00 am New York Time and streaming live on Facebook.
LIVE EVENT BROADCAST ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/hammondmuseum/events/

The virtual Artist Reception will be live on Facebook.  
Join curator Bibiana Huang Matheis, event host Poet Gold, and virtual tech Douglass Ridgeway, as well as this month's exhibition artists. See the first broadcast of the month's virtual exhibition montage and be there at the Artist's Spotlight where we feature one artist.

 

March 2 - Nature As Healer Virtual Program with the Berlin Peck Library

March 2 - Nature As Healer Virtual Program with the Berlin Peck Library
March 2, 2021, 6:30 – 8:00 pm:  Virtual Program, Nature As Healer
Berlin Peck Library, 234 Kensington Road
860-828-7125
Nature as Healer with Marlow Shami -  Step up your ability to tap into Nature’s restorative essence, whether you live in a rural, urban, or suburban community. Deepen your capacity to tap into its powers to guide, calm, inform, and restore — the why and how will be investigated and experienced in this program.
 
 

February 2021 Hammond Museum Virtual Exhibition Opening

February 2021 Hammond Museum Virtual Exhibition Opening
Above ~ "Delight" by MarlowShami

February 6, 2021 – February 2021 Hammond Museum
Virtual Art Exhibition Group Member show
Curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis

The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden in North Salem, New York, is an eminent cultural institution with generous exhibit spaces and a serene sculpture garden. Art exhibitions, musical performances, Japanese tea ceremonies, and other activities are just a few of the many cultural events offered. It is a unique and inspiring museum with a big heart, building an artist community locally and globally. 

Virtual Exhibition
Curated monthly exhibition for Hammond Museum Artist members that will be viewable on the Hammond’s virtual exhibition website. Each exhibit will stay online for a year.
 

September, 2020 virtual exhibition

September, 2020 virtual exhibition
Lilies Dream 2019 by Marlow Shami

Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden

28 Deveau Road, P.O. Box 326, North Salem, NY 10560
914-669-5033
info@hammondmuseum.org

September  2020 - September,  2021 -Virtual Exhibition Artists - curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis
Curated by Bibiana Huang Math
Curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis
Kenneth Sean Golden
Carol Radsprecher
Karen LaFleur
Nancy Tucker
三木 祥子 Shoko Miki
Jackie Merritt
LaThoriel Badenhausen
Yvette Cohen
Sarah Haviland
Bridget Pavalow
Patricia Stuart
Stacey Schuman
Karen Allen
Linda Stillman
Crystal Marshall
Asra Rán Björt
Hildreth B. Potts
Veronica C Wilkinson
Connie Freid
Nalini Rau
Leslie Pelino
Marlow Shami
Monroe Hodder
Melinda Tepler
Niki Ketchman
Miyuki Kido, 城戸みゆき
Mireya Samper

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]
created by: dkbibbey@gmail.com

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


 

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.

Sunday January 27, 2019, Mindful Eating Meditation & Nature Ramble

Sunday January 27, 2019, Mindful Eating Meditation & Nature Ramble
Sunday January 27,  2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center

53 Mill Street
Westfield, MA 01085
Phone: 
413.562.3627

Preregistration is required. Fee $40.00. Follow this link to register
 
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 you fulfill your unique needs depends on understanding what floats your boat!  You are one of eight billion people living on this beautiful planet. Our consumer culture preaching one size fits all makes discovering what gives or dissipates 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 you’re seeking a healthier weight, new friendship, struggling with depression, contending with a bully at work, or simply wish to be outside more often, the obstacles preventing you from experiencing the change you seek are found in the moment. Key to mindfulness; staying with the sensations experienced within your body. Are your shoulders tight, do you have a stomach ache or tightness in your chest, maybe a hot flash’s sweaty exit has awakened you? This is a powerful mindful practice step. Noticing (not analyzing) the thoughts running through your mind naturally allows a gap, a step away from the ruckus of thoughts streaming through your mind. This moment of self-witness de-escalates reactive energy. Paying attention to your body sensations and inner narratives allows you to step back and take stock.
 
Bully at work says something mean. Mindful moment: Do I want to say something now about how painful his statement was to me? Nope, I’ll wait until I have more clarity and have gained my composure or…
 
That pint of ice-cream would really taste good, why not? Mindful moment: I am on a no sugar dairy-eating plan, will this ice-cream feel-good experience last very long?
 
I’ll skip my planned visit to the YMCA today I’m too tired. Mindful moment: my body isn’t so tired, my mind is! Last time I entertained skipping but went anyway I remember I felt better after I worked out.
 
Remember, mindful eating from all areas of life is an inside job. You are the expert on YOU!
 
When we listen, our inner compass is revealed. 
 

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.
 


Visual Memoirs and Restoration Exhibition 1/3/10-1/30/10 Litchfield, CT

Visual Memoirs and Restoration Exhibition 1/3/10-1/30/10 Litchfield, CT
Visual Memoirs and Restoration Exhibition 1/3/10-1/30/10 Litchfield, CT. Two bodies of work in a solo show at the Gallery in the Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield, CT.