EVENTS 2013

FEBRUARY  2013

JANUARY  2013


ART EXHIBITION: NEAR AND FAR

MAGAZINE ARTICLE:


FEBRUARY ISSUE OF THE WORLD & I  MAGAZINE

The article, “BOTTOM OF THE EARTH: AN ANTARCTIC JOURNEY” by Iris Brooks, capturing her polar reflections, is accompanied by her photographs in this month’s issue of the World & I magazine.

PENGUIN PARADE                                                                                                          © IRIS BROOKS

MAGAZINE ARTICLE:


“GEOFFREY GORDON: Drumming From The Heart” By Iris Brooks.


READ THE FULL ARTICLE ABOUT THIS SOULFUL DRUMMER

IN THE FEBRUARY ISSUE OF DRUM! MAGAZINE




MARCH  2013

MAGAZINE ARTICLE & PHOTO MONTAGE:


MARCH ISSUE OF THE WORLD & I  MAGAZINE


“ALASKAN NATIVE HERITAGE” by Iris Brooks is a journey through our most northern state, where drum skins are decorated with painted faces, bracelets are crafted from whale bone, and caribou antlers become needles, combs, and calendars. Discover more in this month’s issue of the World & I magazine,

accompanied by a photo montage created by Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks.

ALASKA MONTAGE                                                                 © JON H. DAVIS AND IRIS BROOKS

FILM SCREENING: LANGUAGES LOST AND FOUND

WITH POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION LED BY BROOKS AND DAVIS.

MARCH 27, 2013  -  5:30 PM

AZARIAN McCULLOUGH GALLERY  

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE (STAC)

125 ROUTE 340

SPARKILL, NEW YORK

TEL. 845 398 4195

LANGUAGES LOST AND FOUND:

Speaking & Whistling the Mamma

Tongue is a film celebrating diverse linguistic and cultural practices in footage spanning five continents, from rainforest longhouses in Borneo to dramatic mountaintops in the Canary Islands. This vivid, global mosaic highlights the whistled language of El Silbo.


“The film, LANGUAGES LOST AND FOUND is really quite stunning and inspiring.”

                           -Suzanne Bilello

                    UNESCO, New York


Written, Directed, and Produced by

Iris Brooks & Jon H. Davis


Narrated by William Hurt


Featuring Music by

John McDowell

MAY  2013

PHOTO MONTAGE: MADEIRA

MAGAZINE ARTICLE:


MAY ISSUE OF THE WORLD & I  MAGAZINE

APRIL  2013

MAGAZINE ARTICLE:

APRIL ISSUE OF DRUM!  MAGAZINE

“MICHAEL WIMBERLY: Master of Global Grooves” By Iris Brooks.

MAGAZINE ARTICLE:

APRIL ISSUE OF THE WORLD & I  MAGAZINE

“MUSIC AND MEDICINE” By Iris Brooks.

PHOTO MONTAGE AND ARTICLE:

JUNE ISSUE OF AFAR  MAGAZINE

“MIX: STAMPS”

INTERNATIONAL STAMPS                                                       © JON H. DAVIS AND IRIS BROOKS

ART EXHIBITION: HIMALAYAN SERIES

MANDALAS BY JON H. DAVIS AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY IRIS BROOKS

JUNE  2013

PHOTO MONTAGE: COASTAL REDWOODS

This Coastal Redwoods Montage was created after a research trip exploring the north coast of California, rich in Native American culture and lore as well as an understanding of the environment and the delicate balance of nature.

JULY  2013

KoSA PHOTOGRAPHS AND ARTICLE

Drumming Up Happiness was this year’s theme at the 18th annual KoSA Drum Camp in Castleton, Vermont. Watch for our article in DRUM! magazine.

AUGUST  2013

AMERICANA MONTAGE

NLS explored Americana in the expansive, village-like setting of  Shelburne Museum in Vermont, with attention to quilts, folk art, and historic houses.

Deciphering ancient rock art is controversial. Some believe the images functioned as a shared diary of past communities, portraying a society of nomadic hunters and gatherers. While some art historians consider the mythical and spiritual meanings of the images, scientists prefer to date them. Others reflect on the fate of contemporary graffiti, considering if it will be protected and become the rock art of centuries to come, imparting information about our society to those in a distant future. 


Some of these issues are explored at the stunning Coa Museum, opened in 2010 in northeastern Portugal. It is an interpretive center considering what is art and why did we feel the need to engrave rocks with art? Whether you appreciate the mysteries of art on a purely aesthetic level or prefer to understand it by examining our earliest creative endeavors, pre-historic art beckons. Rock art is a global phenomenon, once serving as the all-encompassing media of the ancient world. Displayed in open-air galleries, it functioned as books, newspapers, diaries, movies, and social networking. 


Excerpted from the article by Iris Brooks  © 2013.

“Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.”

- Rene´ Magritte

ARTICLE AND PHOTO MONTAGES:

SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF WORLD & I  MAGAZINE

“ART AND CULTURE IN NORTHERN PORTUGAL:

From Ancient Rock Art to Contemporary Installations”

ART EXHIBITION: PATHS TO PEACE

HAMMOND MUSEUM & JAPANESE STROLL GARDEN

Hammond Museum opening at 1:00 pm, on September 21st in conjunction with the Autumnal Equinox and International Peace Day includes mandalas by Jon H. Davis.

SEPTEMBER  2013

FACE TO FACE:

CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

& POINTS NORTH DOCUMENTARY FORUM

CAMDEN, MAINE

Exploring the art of documentary filmmaking

at screenings, panels, and live project-pitching events where filmmakers meet industry experts

in mid-coast Maine including several small towns (Camden, Rockland, Rockport) with big ideas.

Excerpted from the 5-page article, "Joyful Noise," about the KoSA Drum Camp

in Castleton,Vermont. The full piece (with 18 photographs) is published in the

October issue of DRUM! magazine.

ARTICLE AND PHOTO SPREAD:

OCTOBER ISSUE OF DRUM! MAGAZINE

"JOYFUL NOISE"

Documenting a sense of place at the fiercely independent Woodstock Film Festival, where films take viewers on harrowing journeys with filmmakers in Tibet (State of Control) to luscious landscapes of Lesotho in a coming home story (The Forgotten Kingdom). Panels allow audiences a window into the collaborative process of the Academy Award-winning composer Mychael Danna with prolific director Mira Nair.

FACE TO FACE:

WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL 

WOODSTOCK, NEW YORK

Feature article published in the October issue of the World & I magazine.

Geographically speaking, the films cover South America from the driest desert of Atacama, Chile in Nostalgia For The Light to European village life in Belgium, where winter lingers in The Fifth Season and England for The Moo Man, a portrait of a maverick farmer and his cows, to melting glaciers throughout the northern hemisphere  in Chasing Ice

ARTICLE AND PHOTO MONTAGES:

OCTOBER ISSUE OF WORLD & I MAGAZINE

"ECHOES OF NATURE: THE MADEIRA FILM FESTIVAL"

Reflecting on cultural tourism, environmental consequences, and different perspectives of travelers, tourists, and locals in films from around the world including the classic Cannibal Tours (Papua New Guinea), the world premiere of Gringo Trails, the US premieres of the Village at the End of the World (Greenland) and Framing the Other (with the Ethiopian Mursi Tribe).

CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES:

MARGARET MEAD FILM FESTIVAL

AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

NEW YORK CITY

Mikros Kosmos

(from the Greek for "little world") is a series of nine metal planographs by artist Jon H. Davis, focusing on minute details of elemental substances encapsulating a broader view of the universe. 

ART EXHIBITION: PATHS TO PEACE  (on-going until November 16)

HAMMOND MUSEUM & JAPANESE STROLL GARDEN

NORTH SALEM, NEW YORK

OCTOBER  2013

NOVEMBER  2013

Feature article published in the November issue of the World & I magazine.

ARTICLE AND PHOTO MONTAGES:

NOVEMBER ISSUE OF WORLD & I MAGAZINE

"GIVING THANKS AMIDST THE COSTAL REDWOODS"

YUROK TRIBAL ARTS MONTAGE


I reflect on Native tales and the once vast, old-growth forests while walking amidst highly textured, centuries-old, grand redwood trees, coastal bluffs, other-worldly canyons walled with ferns, river rocks cleansed by the rippling water, and wind blown sea grass at the edge of the redwood forest. And I admire crafts, such as Native baskets referencing an appreciation of the environment. As the locals do, I give thanks for this natural world, feeling renewed as I explore the wild redwood coast, understanding why John Steinbeck referred to the redwoods as "silent ambassadors from another time."


-Iris Brooks

Read the full article with photos by Iris Brooks in the November issue of DRUM!

ARTICLE AND PHOTO SPREAD:

NOVEMBER ISSUE OF DRUM! MAGAZINE

"Yousif Sheronick - At The Corner of The World"

Excerpted from the article for Videomaker.

ART EXHIBITION: DANCE OF THE SPIRITS:

MANDALAS BY JON H. DAVIS 

UNION ARTS CENTER

SPARKILL, NEW YORK

(ON-GOING THROUGH JANUARY)

DECEMBER  2013

ARTICLE AND PHOTO SPREAD:

NOVEMBER - VIDEOMAKER

"Woodstock Film Festival: Advice From The Docs"

By Iris Brooks

Photos by Jon H. Davis

THE WORLD OF DOCUMENTARIES 

 

     

More than a mere representation of facts and data, documentary films are an important art form. Shedding light on a variety of subjects, documentaries tell stories, often serving as a catalyst for discussion and sometimes for change. This was the case at the recent Camden International Film Festival in mid-coast Maine, where movies examined topics as diverse as architecture, aging, Alzheimer's, Nixon, narcs, sailing, suicide, and sight, as well as exploring new places and different ways of seeing the world.




Excerpted from the article by Iris Brooks,

"Camden International Film Festival:

The Art of the Documentary. "  The full article is featured in the December issue of the World & I magazine.

ARTICLE AND PHOTO MONTAGE:

DECEMBER ISSUE OF WORLD & I

"Camden International Film Festival:

The Art of the Documentary"

By Iris Brooks

Photos by Jon H. Davis & Iris Brooks

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