Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
A Multi-Sensory Installation in Wisdom House Chapel....
Organizing Curator: Tony Carretta
Wisdom House, an interfaith center, which has a longstanding commitment to the arts and creativity as a pathway to spiritual awareness, has provided their multi-level Chapel for this compelling event.
Kardash Onnig, a Lebanese born artist of Armenian descent, has been in the forefront of utilizing his art as a means of highlighting the futility of human conflict while presenting the possibility of resolving differences through mutual responsibility and common self- interests.
He is a sculptor, inventor, toymaker, and activist who has worked in the Hudson Valley community and exhibited worldwide for over 45 years. When describing the project and installation at Wisdom House, Onnig notes:
"The notion of transforming sorrow was kindled in my consciousness when I read a book of poetry by Vahe Vahian, a childhood teacher of mine from Beirut. He was a survivor of the Armenian genocide. Vahe transcended his grief over the death of his son and experienced a rebirth through writing poetry. This transformation occurred when he opened his heart and mind to embrace the "mountainous grief of humankind" and "adopted" all suffering humans as his children."
Throughout the decades, Onnig has striven in his work with people from diverse backgrounds, to embrace all victims of bigotry and hatred regardless of cultural and national difference. Kardash Onnig's installation is an invitation not only to mourn but also to transform our individual and collective sorrow.
Transfourming Sorrow will be in Wisdom House Chapel until July 29.
Guests are welcome Monday-Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
The exhibition has been organized and curated by artist and author,
Tony Carretta, of Northfield, CT in cooperation with Wisdom House.
On Saturday, June 3 at 3:30 pm, there will be an informal
walk-around with the artist in Wisdom House Chapel.
For further information, contact Wisdom House at 860-567-3163.
Wisdom House is an interfaith retreat and conference center which welcomes women and men who value seeking and learning in a contemplative environment. Its mission continues a commitment to
sustainability and concern for contemporary issues. The center is a ministry of the Daughters of Wisdom.
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Exhibit runs until July 29, 2017.
Please call in advance.
For further information call (860) 567-3163
Carol T. Moore ~ Mixed Media
Oliver Wolcott Library
Jamie Gagarin Community Room and Gallery
Exhibit: May 4 - June 29, 2017
Carol Moore is a lifelong resident of Litchfield, currently residing in Bantam. She is well-know in the area for her colorful, energy-charged paintings and pottery. Carol has always been drawn to the negative spaces apparent in industrial sites and street scenes and her paintings reflect this keen interest.
Plein air (painting on location) landscapes and florals are also a favorite in pastel, oil, acrylic, and watercolor mixed media. Her membership to the Renaissance Artists has lead to a series of figure drawings in ink with intriguing backgrounds that can be seen at her studio in Bantam.
Travel is a way of painting new, exciting places which adds to her many collections. Carol paints her way through life creating memories of her many trips. She also creates one-of-a-kind pottery planters, wall decorations, wall sconces, and functional pieces at her home studio and teaches weekly classes in pottery and painting there.
Carol has received numerous awards and prizes and her works are displayed in collections throughout the United States. She has a MA from Wesleyan University and attended the University of Hartford Graduate Studies Art Program, as well as the University of Connecticut and Northwestern Connecticut Community College. She is a member of many art societies, including Artwell, Inc., Washington Art Association, Kent Art Association, The Rogues, and the Connecticut Pastel Society. You can visit her website at: caroltmoore.blogspot.com.