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Art, Design, Religion

In Art on October 30, 2011 at 1:03 pm

A (female) Episcopal rector, a (male) textile designer and Easter.

Does someone have to know they know Jesus, or have a transformational understanding of the Resurrection of Christ and Forgiveness to be inspired by God?  How is it true that “all religions are the same?”  How is it false?  In what way(s) does Art unite us?


Frozen River: Review

In Movies on May 23, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Photo by Doug Stutler

There are beautiful, harsh landscapes in this film.  Both internal and external. The struggles and beauty of the Northern environment (a Mohawk reservation on the border between New York State and Quebec) mirror the characters’ emotional and literal journeys.  Two single moms are the main characters, and upon first glance the two couldn’t be more different.  One’s Caucasian and works in a dollar store; one’s Native American and works border-smuggling people.  When they’re thrown together, a lot of inherent tension because of their different backgrounds.  How these disparities are explored and overcome is part of the beauty of this film.  The concept of tribal justice is gently and powerfully portrayed at a crucial point in the story.  I’d heard of the term before, but vaguely thought it meant a vigilante-type system; delivered with anger and unwarranted violence. Turns out it’s instead a simple system of reparation involving tribal members hearing both sides of an issue and applying corrective action on a case-by-case basis.  Enjoy great acting and a riveting plot with this movie.  HR

Photo by Hannah Amodeo

The Art of Conversation

In Life in Society on May 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Photo by Kent Bartlett

“And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”  William Shakespeare

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.”  Mother Theresa