EVENT ARCHIVES

ART EXHIBIT

SACRED GEOMETRY: MANDALAS

The Art & Digital Alchemy of Jon H. Davis

The Hudson House of Nyack - Upstairs

134 Main Street, Nyack, New York

Tel. 845 353 1355


A PERCENTAGE OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE ARCHIVAL, LIMITED-EDITION MANDALAS WILL BENEFIT THE TIBETAN HOME OF HOPE.

http://www.tibetanhomeofhope.org

PREVIEW FILM SCREENING - JANUARY 13, 2011

Languages Lost and Found: Speaking & Whistling the Mamma Tongue

A Film Written, Directed, and Produced by Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis

Narrated by William Hurt

Featuring Music by John McDowell.


At the CUNY Conference on the Phonology of Endangered Languages (Jan.12-14)

Cosponsored by the CUNY Phonology Forum, the CUNY Endangered Language Alliance,

and the MA/PhD Program in Linguistics at the City University of New York.


CUNY Graduate Center

Martin E, Segal Theater  - first floor

365 Fifth Ave.

New York City

Thursday, January 13, 2011

5:30 PM


JANUARY 2011

FEBRUARY 2011             

NEW YORK FILM SCREENING


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011








Languages Lost and Found:

Speaking & Whistling the Mamma Tongue


A Film Written, Directed, and Produced by

Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis

Narrated by William Hurt

Featuring Music by John McDowell.


Screening and Discussion at RMA

LunchMatters series


Rubin Museum of Art

150 West 17th Street

New York City


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

1:00 PM          www.rmanyc.org

ONGOING  ART EXHIBIT

LANGUAGES LOST AND FOUND - DVD

Written, Directed, and Produced by

Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis


Narrated by William Hurt


Featuring Music by John McDowell

and Mamma Tongue



Please inquire about the purchase

of our DVD

jonhdavis@mac.com

FILM SCREENING and Symposium

FRIDAY, FEB. 25  2011 

Languages Lost and Found:     Speaking & Whistling The Mamma Tongue


CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

Endangered Languages Week Symposium

12:30 - 6:00 PM


Torp Theater, Davidson Hall

1615 Stanley St.

New Britain, Connecticut

FILM SCREENING 3:00 PM


www.theatre.ccsu.edu/directions.html

"Languages Lost and Found brings the world’s voices together with stunning visual imagery to tell the story of linguistic diversity and language endangerment.”

-Juliette Blevins

Director, Endangered Language Initiative

CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

APRIL  2011                                                     CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FILM TRAILER

                                                                          (BOTTOM OF THE WELCOME PAGE)

ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY FILM SCREENING

SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011  AT 2:00 PM







Languages Lost and Found:

Speaking & Whistling the Mamma Tongue


A Film Written, Directed, and Produced by

Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis

Narrated by William Hurt

Featuring Music by John McDowell.


Screening and Discussion at FOR

Phil Greenspan Film Series


FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION  (FOR)

521 North Broadway

Upper Nyack, New York

845 358 4601


Film screening at 2:00 PM


The FOR, founded 90 years ago, is the oldest

and largest interfaith peace organization in the

nation and has affiliates in over 40 countries.

LANGUAGES LOST AND FOUND - DVD

Written, Directed, and Produced by

Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis


Narrated by William Hurt


Featuring Music by John McDowell

and Mamma Tongue


SPEAKING THE MAMMA TONGUE - CD

www.johnmcdowell.net

MARCH  2011

NYACK, NY FILM SCREENING AT LIFT

SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011  AT 2:00 PM


Languages Lost and Found:

Speaking & Whistling the Mamma Tongue


A Film Written, Directed, and Produced by

Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis

Narrated by William Hurt

Featuring Music by John McDowell.


Film screening at 2:00 PM

Followed by Q&A session














                            LIFT NYACK

                            42 Main Street

                            Nyack, New York


                            845 512 8546


LIFT NYACK  is a new yoga & wellness center with a wide variety of offerings.       

http://liftnyack.com

MONTCLAIR, NJ   FILM SCREENING

AT THE UNITARIAN CHURCH

SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011  AT 2:00 PM



Languages Lost and Found:

Speaking & Whistling the Mamma Tongue


A Film Written, Directed, and Produced

By Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis

Narrated by William Hurt

Featuring Music by John McDowell


Film Screening and Discussion


UNITARIAN CHURCH OF MONTCLAIR

67 Church Street

Montclair, New Jersey


973 744 6276


Film screening at 2:00 PM

Followed by Q&A session

Led by the filmmakers

ECUADOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND MONTAGE                  © 2011 IRIS BROOKS AND JON H. DAVIS

DECEMBER 2011

EVENTS 2011

 

Did you ever wonder what artists talk about over lunch?  It’s a visual feast as well as a culinary experience to entice all of the senses. A menu of photos (to be posted soon) will offer a glimpse into creativity at the table and beyond, to the far reaches of wild imagination. No, it’s not the Twilight Zone; it’s the artists’ lunch.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS 2007


DECEMBER SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHT - ADC GALLERY


Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - New York City

ADC GALLERY

105 West 29th Street (between 5th & 6th Ave.)

ZENBU MEDIA HOLIDAY EVENT,  6:30 - 11:00 PM

Featuring NORTHERN LIGHTS STUDIO

Art, Photography, Digital Installation, Videos, and Books.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, jonhdavis@mac.com



NOVEMBER SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHT - THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB

ART AUCTION


Three works by Jon H. Davis were exhibited at the  “LIONS LIVE FREE” auction:


THE HUNTERS AND THE HUNTED is a photo montage created from four different images shot on location in Africa.
















1/5                                   THE HUNTERS AND THE HUNTED                     6” X 18”


Photo Montage by Jon H. Davis    © 2007


In the domain of the king of beasts, Maasai hunters stand over a mound of lion skulls,

while the spirit of the lion soars in the blue sky above. This work, specifically created

for the Lions Live Free exhibition at The National Arts Club, is a composite of four photographs taken in Tanzania.


Archival Print - Limited Edition of 5  (2 ARE STILL AVAILABLE)

Image size - 6" x 18"    

Also in 12” x  36” (5 ARE AVAILABLE)












                             MAASAI TRIBESMAN, SITONIK ANTONY KASANGA SELECTS 

“THE HUNTERS AND THE HUNTED” AS HIS FAVORITE OF THE 100 WORKS EXHIBITED AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB. HE FEELS THIS PIECE TRULY EMBODIES THE SPIRIT OF THE MAASAI WARRIOR AND ASKS TO BRING IT

BACK TO THE LION CONSERVATION PROJECT AND HIS HOME IN KENYA! 

WHILE THE WINNING BID ON THE WORK WAS $900. DONATED TO THE LIONS LIVE FREE CAUSE, ANOTHER LIMITED-EDITION PRINT WAS GIVEN TO THIS

MAASAI LION GUARDIAN BY THE ARTIST, JON H. DAVIS.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LION GUARDIAN PROJECT,

VISIT THE WEB SITE,  www.lionconservation.org



                                                

                                                     MAASAI MANDALA





















                               1/25             MAASAI MANDALA        12” X 12” 


                               Mandala  by Jon H. Davis    © 2007


This mandala is a vision of a dark night of the hunt. Look for the Maasai warriors embedded in this artwork created with principles of sacred geometry.

Mandalas, considered symbols of the universe from a human perspective,

help awaken the spirit within.


Archival Print - Limited Edition of 25

Image size - 12" x 12"



ZANZIBAR WOMAN


















1/25                    ZANZIBAR WOMAN                 12” X 18”


Photograph by Jon H. Davis     © 2006


This evocative portrait of a woman captures a silent and reflective moment in

Zanzibar, an exotic spice island in the Indian Ocean off Tanzania. Considered the birthplace of Swahili, Zanzibar is a crossroads of civilizations and mosaic of cultures reflected in the architectural elements seen in this image.  


Archival Print - Limited Edition of 25

Image size - 12" x 18"



OCTOBER SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHT - POMONA CULTURAL CENTER


                   


The Fall 2007 Exhibition of The Magic and Mystique of Mandalas: Artworks by

Jon H. Davis, at the Pomona Cultural Center, in Pomona, New York opened on

Sunday, September 30, with a reception beginning at 4:00 PM. The Mandalas were shown in conjunction with ceramic works by Clay Arts. The gallery hours are Friday through Sunday, from 2:00 - 6:00 PM throughout October and until the closing

reception on Saturday, November 10th at 4:00 - 7:00 PM.


The opening event featured a Spirit of Place performance by musician and cultural

writer Iris Brooks, who brings her text, flute playing, and images of other continents together to capture her experience of different locales.

Composer/performer Miguel Frasconi, (http://www.myspace.com/miguelfrasconi)

complemented the musical offerings, focusing on imaginary places with a concert on

his collection of glass instruments and found objects.


A short documentary film, Exploring Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon, created by Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks, was shown at 7:00 PM on Sunday, September 30th and at

the closing reception on Saturday, November 10th.


Part of the proceeds from the mandala sales benefit the orphanage and school,

Tibetan Home of Hope.

Information about Home of Hope is at their website, (http://www.tibetmedicine.us)


Mysterious Traveler by Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks, was shown on the final day of

the exhibition, Saturday, November 10th. This film captures highlights from around

the world in a dynamic, short documentary with hypnotic sights and sounds in a large-screen format. It was created for a prime-time television pilot.


The Pomona Cultural Center was once a historic stone schoolhouse. It is located at

584 Route 306 (just north of Pomona Road) in Pomona, New York.

Telephone: 845-362-8062    For information and directions, visit the website,

(http://www.pomonavillage.com/pcc_home.html)


FALL AND WINTER EVENTS


Sunday, September 30, 2007  - Pomona, New York

Pomona Cultural Center Exhibit, 4:00 -7:00 PM

Opening Reception, Concert, Film & Silent Auction

Spirit of Place performed by Iris Brooks and Miguel Frasconi


Sunday, September 30 - November 10, 2007 - Pomona, New York

Pomona Cultural Center Exhibit, Gallery Hours: Fri.-Sun. 2:00 - 6:00 PM

Exhibition: The Magic and Mystique of Mandalas: Artworks by Jon H. Davis


Saturday, November 10, 2007 - Pomona, New York

Pomona Cultural Center, 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Premiere Screening: Mysterious Traveler

by Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks

Documentary Film: Exploring Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon

by Jon H. Davis and Iris Brooks


Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - New York, New York

NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South, 212-475-3424

Exhibit of Artwork, "LIONS LIVE FREE," beginning at noon.

For more information, http://www.lionslivefree.com

http://www.nationalartsclub.org


Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - New York, New York

NATIONAL ARTS CLUB

Art Auction Event, "LIONS LIVE FREE" 

Champagne Reception: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Auction of Artist Work 7:30 - 10:00 PM

For more information, http://www.lionslivefree.com 


Friday, November 30 - December 30, 2007 - Nyack, New York

HALO, 4 North Broadway, 845-358-4802

Art Exhibit Reception and Holiday Sale Begins, 7:00 PM

“Halo Holiday Mandalas”


Saturday, December 1 - 9, 2007 - Nyack, New York

EDWARD HOPPER HOUSE ART CENTER,

82 North Broadway,  845 358 0774

Solo MANDALA EXHIBITION & BOOK FAIR

Gallery Hours Thursday - Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 PM


Sunday, December 2, 2007 - Nyack, New York

EDWARD HOPPER HOUSE ART CENTER

Book Fair and Book Signing with the Authors, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

featuring The Magic & Mystique of Mandalas

By Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis

(For more information about this book, click on this link, Publications)





















 

FEBRUARY 2008


Thursday, February 28, 2008 - Nyack, New York

RIVERSPACE

“An Evening in Tibet” to Benefit the Jian Za -Tibetan Home of Hope

with Tashi Dolma, Tashi Rabten, and guests:

Jonathan Demme, Dr. Robert Thurman, Mickey Lemle, Jim Fyfe, John O’Shea

DIGITAL GUARDIAN INSTALLATION - (in the reception area)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, jonhdavis@mac.com

MARCH - APRIL  2008

A  NEW DECODING MANDALAS CONTEST

CAN BE FOUND ON THE CONTEST PAGE.

BE THE FIRST TO EMAIL THE CORRECT ANSWER,

AND WIN A VALUABLE PRINT.

Click on the mandala to link to contest page.

March 20 - May 1, 2008 - Piermont, New York

OUTSIDE IN Piermont Art Exhibition

249 Ferdon Avenue, Piermont, NY

Tel. 845 398 0706

CELEBRATING THE EQUINOX: ART OF JON H. DAVIS

Opening Reception March 30th 2008,  3:00 - 6:00PM

Gallery Hours: Wed. - Sun. 11:00AM - 6:00PM

          EVENTS 2008

THE SUMMER 2009 EXHIBIT AT THE

POMONA CULTURAL CENTER

584 ROUTE 306 POMONA, NEW YORK


A COLLECTIVE IN BLACK AND WHITE

THE BLACKJACK 21+1


ART OPENING

SATURDAY JUNE 20, 2009

6:00 - 9:00 PM

MUSIC BY JEREMY WALL & FRIENDS


EXHIBIT RUNS

FROM JUNE 21, - AUGUST 1, 2009


PHOTO ETCHINGS BY JON H. DAVIS

“A COLLECTIVE IN BLACK AND WHITE”

 

Our hope, in the Summer 2009 exhibit “A COLLECTIVE IN BLACK AND WHITE,” is to create harmony within the opposite of black and white.  The artists in the Black Jack 21+1, offer their creativity to our spirit in an effort to maintain beauty and integrity and bring contentment to our meaningful lives. At least the manifestation-through artistic expressions in black and white-will help stabilize the Rwa Bhineda forces in our society, rather than just having black be so dark that we see nothing, or white being so bright while having nothing to see.


 


 Black and white represents the elements of Rwa Bhineda. In Sanskrit, Rwa means two and bhineda means different; the two differences are like positive and negative, dark and light, good and evil, love and hate, and hope and despair. The two opposite forces are necessary to maintain a balance, not only in our lives but in humanity as well.

 


If the magnitude of the two opposites are fighting to gain control, it can affect or imbalance our lives creating struggles within ourselves. Generally speaking, at first the negative side usually prevails.  Our current world is imbalanced in many ways; especially with the environmental and economic crisis, most people in the world are experiencing these eco-blues. Despair and worry haunts our lives and even wisdom is intoxicated by it.


 


I strongly believe that all forms of artistic creation, not just visual but sound, movement, literature, and even culinary arts, are the best stimulus weapons to keep our spirits and lives content and in balance. Of course without the blessing from “Uncle Bucks” everything will collapse, our heads will be pounding, our stomachs growling, and our eyes will see nothing because it is too dark or too bright.  Hopefully at the end of the tunnel, the force of good will overcome the force of evil and the spirit of Rwa Bhineda will be in balance.  Ultimately however, it is nothing, and yet it is everything.  Go figure!

 


Tjokorda Gde Arsa Artha ~ Curator

ATOP THE MOUNTAIN OF THE MOON                                             JON H. DAVIS    © 2009

THE MAIDEN & THE MINSTREL                                                                JON H. DAVIS © 2009

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 17,  2009 - Nyack, New York

FILM SCREENING  at the Hudson House

134 Main Street, Nyack, New York

Tel. 845 353 1355

Magic in Metal & Stone: Eric David Laxman

A film by Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis

Screening and Reception - 7:00 - 8:00PM




FEATURING A NEW MANDALA

BY JON H. DAVIS


FROM THE SERIES: CYBERIAN TAPESTRIES

CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR THIS EXHIBITION


FABRICK OF THE UNIVERSE                                     JON H. DAVIS   © 2009


30”X 30” ARCHIVAL PRINT ON CANVAS

GAGA ARTS CENTER 

55 WEST RAILROAD AVENUE

GARNERVILLE, NEW YORK 10923

TEL. 845-947-7108

gagaartscenter.org

By popular demand the exhibit is EXTENDED!

Now through Mid-February 2010.

EVENTS 2009

FEBRUARY 2010 ART EXHIBIT 

PHOTOGRAPHY TAKES OVER

UPSTREAM GALLERY

26 Main Street

Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522

914 674 8548



Exhibition: February 4 - 28, 2010

Reception: Sunday, February 7th, 2 to 5pm

Gallery Hours: 12:30 - 5:30pm Thursday - Sunday


In February 2010, the Upstream Gallery will present its fourth invitational exhibition of photography - Photography Takes Over. The exhibition is curated by Ned Harris and Luis Perelman and features the works of over 30 photographers.


www.upstreamgallery.com

FAN-TASIA   ©JON H. DAVIS

APRIL 2010   THE PHONE PIX SHOW

ROCKLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS

27 South Greenbush Road

West Nyack, New York

845 358 0877


Exhibition: April 11 - May 2, 2010

Opening Reception: Sunday April 11th, 1 to 4pm

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 10am  to 4pm

Saturday - Sunday 1 to 4pm


http://rocklandartcenter.org

JANUARY 2010  ONGOING ART EXHIBIT

SACRED GEOMETRY: MANDALAS

The Art & Digital Alchemy of Jon H. Davis

The Hudson House of Nyack - Upstairs

134 Main Street, Nyack, New York

Tel. 845 353 1355


A PERCENTAGE OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF MY MANDALAS WILL BENEFIT THE TIBETAN HOME OF HOPE.

                              http://www.tibetanhomeofhope.org

EVENTS 2007

EVENTS 2010