Mass MoCA and Jacob's Pillow - 09/01/16

That's what a god is. Somebody who knows more than you do
about whatever you're dealing with. ---Terence McKenna

[ No-touch energy worker / masseuse Angela Alfieri discussing spirituality with Zbig Vision Scholar,
Social Diarist and eccentric Nicholas Croft @ Jivimuktea Cafe ]
Angela Alfieri @ Jivimuktea Cafe - #1

Harriet McCaig @ Omi International Arts Center - Ghent, New York
Angela Alfieri @ Jivimuktea Cafe - #2

Omi International Arts Center is a nonprofit international arts organization located in Columbia County in
upstate New York. The Fields Sculpture Park, which is open to the public throughout the year, features over
100 permanent and temporary exhibitions. The Fields occupies approximately 150 acres of the Omi's
campus that has recently expanded to cover nearly 500 acres of farmland, woods and ponds.
Harriet McCaig @ The Whitney Museum - #1

Lullabies written by established classical composers are often given the form-name berceuse, which is
French for lullaby, or cradle song. The most famous lullaby is the one by Johannes Brahms
("Wiegenlied", 1868). While there has been no confirmation, there are many strong arguments
that Brahms suffered from a sleep disorder known as sleep apnea. It is speculated
that this was part of his inspiration for composing "Wiegenlied."
Harriet McCaig @ Home - #1

Thomas Crouch is a Columbia, South Carolina artist who has paintings in private collections on five
continents. Having studied figurative oil painting, figurative drawing, and art theory at the
Lorenzo De Medici School of Art in Florence, Italy, Thomas obtained a BA in Art Studio from the
University of South Carolina in 1997. He created the ongoing Art Bar Agora Art/Food/Music Showcase
in 2010, and continues to work with Caroline Guitar Company to national and international retailers.
Harriet McCaig @ Home - #2

A counterculture is a subculture whose values and norms of behavior differ substantially from
those of mainstream society, often in opposition to mainstream cultural mores. A countercultural
movement expresses the ethos and aspirations of a specific population during a well-defined era.
When oppositional forces reach critical mass, countercultures can trigger dramatic cultural changes.
Harriet McCaig @ The Whitney Museum - #2

Typically, a "fringe culture" expands and grows into a counterculture by defining its own values in opposition
to mainstream norms. Countercultures tend to peak, then go into decline, leaving a lasting impact on
mainstream cultural values. Their life cycles include phases of rejection, growth, partial acceptance and
absorption into the mainstream. During the late 1960s, hippies became the largest and most visible
countercultural group in the United States. The "cultural shadows" left by the Romantics,
Bohemians, Beats and Hippies remain visible in contemporary Western culture.
Whitney Museum of American Art independent study program.

The site of Jacob's Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts was originally settled in 1790 by the Carter family.
Because of the zigzagging road leading to the hilltop property, it became known as "Jacob's Ladder",
and a pillow-shaped rock on the property prompted the farm to acquire the name "Jacob's Pillow".
...@ The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Harriet McCaig and Nicholas Croft as satisfied audience members
@ Jacob's Pillow Dance Center's Inside / Out Festival
...working on a sheet music book.

The California State University Fullerton Dance Program is designed to foster the skills, understanding,
and discipline of young dance artists. The CSU faculty is united in their dedication to teaching
each student as an individual.
[ Kevin Lopez, Andrew Corpuz, Jonathan Kim and Christopher Jensen during a post-performance moment
savoring the afterglow of composer Robert Moran's Trinity Requiem ]
---Nam June Paik quote.

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