Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Party 2012

(free Pussy Riot!)

Photographs from Nadine Bloch's always amazing Halloween party in Takoma Park, Maryland.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Oklahoma City National Memorial

I was in Oklahoma City recently, to present my collaborative work Circles Within Circles to the Jewish University program there. My host from the Oklahoma Jewish Federation, Marcy Price, took me to the very moving Oklahoma City National Memorial, which commemorates the 168 lives lost to domestic terrorism in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building. I had the honor and pleasure of meeting the director of the Memorial, Kari Watkins, and Marcy was my guide through the experience of encountering this exceptional national shrine.

There is a chain link fence bordering the official memorial. It has been kept full of personal remembrances, spontaneously brought to the site and maintained over the past decade and a half by fiends family, and caring citizens.

These photographs are primarily of the materials left on the fence.

They reminded of the shrines I have been documenting in DC. Hearts thrown open...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Jewish Mothers & Fathers Exhibition/ Weinstein JCC

Installation images from my show of Jewish Mothers and Fathers in the Sarah November Gallery of the Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Richmond Virginia.

Thanks to Orly Lewis, Shoshanna Shaffin, and others from the JCC's staff who brought the work to Richmond, and were instrumental in creating a successful installation and opening event.

Also, my thanks to Lesie Cohen, John Minor, and Ellen Zagorin for cheerfully hosting and caring for me while in Richmond. Todah rabah y'all.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Adrienne Cooper memorial collage

Photo-collage I created at the request of Frank London, for a concert in memory of the great Yiddish singer, Adrienne Cooper,z'l. The show will be in NYC at the Kaye Playhouse of Hunter College, December 22, 2012. 
Adrienne was a great soul. Dayenu.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Urban Retreat 2012

These are a selection of some of what I found most visually interesting at the annual Advocates for Youth's energetic Urban Retreat, in DC. Thanks to the whole crew at Advocates, especially Will Neville, Rosanna Dixon, and Debra Hauser.