Archive for March, 2012

“Death: A Perspective on Life” coming April 5, 2012

March 24, 2012

On Thursday, April 5 at 6pm we will be having an interactive panel discussion at the Chicago Cultural Center about mortality and creativity.

“In my beginning is my end. In my end is my beginning.” These two poetic statements, which frame one of T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, capture the spirit of this panel discussion about the ways in which awareness of our own mortality impacts our life’s meaning, our creativity, and our resilience to adversity.

The Panelists:
Leah Roth-Howe is a descendant of Holocaust survivors. She draws on her family’s legacy to better understand the causes of genocide and uses the arts as a means of healing. In 2008, Leah led educational and art workshops in Cambodia for Khmer Rouge genocide survivors and their family members.

Omer Mozaffar was born in Karachi, Pakistan and is a lifelong member of the Chicago Muslim Community. He teaches Islamic studies at University of Chicago (Graham School), Loyola University, and Islamic centers throughout the city.

Dr. Todd DuBose has 25 years of experience in various modes of caring for others in tragic and/or “boundary” situations – from trauma chaplaincy and pastoral care to the arts of clinical psychology, focusing his work on the interplay between suffering, meaning, and care, and the inherent spirituality within this process. Dr. DuBose is an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a licensed existential-phenomenological psychologist.

The Moderator:
Steven Fischer, who will facilitate the discussion, is a two-time Emmy® nominated writer/producer known for films that explore the human condition. His latest documentary, Old School New School, examines the nature of creativity with actor Brian Cox.

Hours: 6pm – 7.30pm

Location:
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street, 5th Floor Washington Room
Chicago, IL 60602

Admission: FREE!

This event is a part of the lecture series Starting from Scratch: The Psychology of Beginning, sponsored by The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Morbid Curiosity showcases collector Richard Harris’s nearly 1,000 works, including creations by many of the greatest artists of our time, which explore the iconography of death and human mortality. This exhibition of art, artifacts, installations, and decorative objects reflects the breadth of artistic expression on this topic across a variety of cultural and spiritual traditions and through almost six centuries.

For more details visit: Chicago Cultural Center

Indiewire Q&A about Old School New School

March 20, 2012

Indiewire published this question and answer today about Old School New School.

Click here to read.

OSNS on WGN Radio

March 8, 2012

Old School New School director Steven Fischer and OSNS subject James Ragan appeared on WGN Sunday, March 4, 2012 on The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan. The three talk about creativity, poetry, Irish soda bread, and touring with Bob Dylan. Listen here!

Creativity Panel at Harrington College of Design

March 6, 2012

Chicago Creative Coalition (C3) has invited Emmy® nominated filmmaker Steven Fischer to lead a stimulating, interactive discussion that explores how we can tap into our full creative potential.

Panelists include:
Stephen Starr, Graphic Designer
Colleen Plumb, Photographer/author of Animals are Outside Today
Dirk Fletcher, Photography Dept Chairman, Harrington College of Design
Terry Evans, Photographer
Natalia Kowaleczko, Senior Designer Leo Burnett

Meet and Greet: 6:00 pm
Discussion: 7:00 pm
Cost: C3 Members $15 Non Members $25
Address: Harrington College of Design
200 W Madison St
Chicago, IL 60606

Harington Students & Faculty Free with ID
RSVP: tj@hinephoto.com