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“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

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


OSNS in Chicago Artist Resource

January 4, 2012

Chicago Artist Resource recently published a first-person article about the making of Old School New School. Click here to read.

OSNS on L.A. Talk Radio

September 25, 2011

From the folks at L.A. Talk Radio:

Welcome to the latest edition of Don’t Get Left In The Dust

“Finding Your Voice, Security vs Risk, and Success In The Arts” are the 3 central themes of the 2 two-time Emmy Award nominee Steven Fischer’s new documentary. Don’t Get Left In The Dust” spotlights “Old School, New School.” “The film explores the nature of creativity and features a range of artistic heavyweights including actor Brian Cox, jazz legend McCoy Tyner and six-time Oscar nominated cinematographer William Fraker.” If your life is in transition and you are still asking the question “what is my mission,” creativity is an important element to tap into to find that answer. Listen to this great discussion with Steven on the importance of finding value in your life and your art. Click here. DON’T MISS IT!!!!