Travaux en cours de Lourdes Landmann ,Artiste Plasticienne , Art Thérapeute
My first Interview of SPC Residents : Laura
During my stay here in Stony Point Center I have met many wonderful beings, living here for a season, visiting as guests, or permanent residents and members of the CLT Community of Living Traditions. I have asked to film those who wish to publicly share their view on art, the artist in residence program and their advice to creative but shy people . Laura came to all my workshops and was part of many ideas and preparation for some in the background, she also has been very supportive and with her husband Norman, they were my safe heaven to have meal with on a daily basis! So much gratitude to them both!
This morning I'd like to share a little walk with me in my surroundings!
And a special post view of my show with my comments on each pieces as we walk together in the Gallery
With Love and Light
a little walk around the Art Space
I am happy to announce that I shall be the Artist-in Residence of an amazing organization , Stony Point Center.
"Stony Point Center is home to the Community of Living Traditions, a multifaith intentional community dedicated to the practice and study of hospitality, nonviolence and justice.
We begin with practicing the hospitality of our Muslim, Jewish and Christian faith traditions, as we host the Center's guest groups. In its deepest sense, hospitality means "welcoming the other, welcoming the stranger," whether that comes in the form of another human being, a group, an idea, or a critique. It is this fundamental openness to learning about, understanding, and potentially being changed by the other, that is the foundational practice which leads to collaborative, effective efforts to nurture peace, nonviolence and social justice."
I am extremely excited and hope to share more of my residence journey with you as it unfolds
In the meantime here is the link to the page presenting me right below the present artist in residence, on their website
Quite a fascinating interfaith retreat center I highly recommend to all foundations, spiritual groups or organizations for their events, annual or summer retreats
I will be there from May 5th to August 1st 2018, so it would be wonderful to see you there!
With Love and Light
About Stony Point Center
Welcoming Across Boundaries, Nurturing Inclusive Community, Cultivating Peace and Justice
A Multifaith Commitment to Radical Hospitality Affirmed by the Presbyterian Church (USA)
Welcoming Across Boundaries by providing overnight and day-use accommodations and meeting spaces for individuals and groups. We offer delicious, locally-sourced food; simple, comfortable guestrooms; and a caring touch that honors the distinctive needs of each guest.
Nurturing Inclusive Community by respecting the uniqueness of each person. We practice courageous conversations, study of sacred texts, faithful action, and the creative arts.
Cultivating Peace and Justice by supporting the multifaith movement for nonviolence and eco-social justice. We engage in networking, human rights accompaniment, advocacy, coalition building, and nonviolent direct action.
Stony Point Center is located in the scenic Hudson River Valley, northwest of Manhattan in beautiful upstate New York.
Private residence of an artist and art- therapist in Benslimane, Morocco
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 212 658 89 26 22
During the residency it is possible to receive private sessions with Salima upon request.
Potential Program in addition to the current project: Silence, painting, collage, meditation, Reiki, Chakra balancing, ECC/ ABB (Art Being & Becoming) , gardening, walking, reading, writing, participation in the Zen garden, henna sessions, moroccan traditional beauty care and hamam, local produce , crafts or art purchases, art and design jewelry created by Salima, hiking around in nature (see video in the link below)
TESTIMONY FROM RESIDENTS
"Good morning, meditative, contemplative and creative souls. I wanted to share a little word that describes most of my experience at Chezchamama. There are moments in our "everyday life" when it is difficult to open our heart to the gentleness and kindness of words that our inner voice waits patiently to unveil. We are absorbed by the frenzy of action, reaction, often considering "non-action" as a failure, a burden, accompanied by sadness.
Chezchamama, I have taken the opportunity to take some time back, observing and letting go against this agitation and this vertiginous incessant questioning of our mental sphere.
In fact, the desire to be in residency - in retreat mode - was motivated by something internal, indefinable. The most appropriate word would be a call that resonates deep within us, a call from our inner voice as the mind tries to understand, to appoint, to structure and define, under the shape of a specific number of expectations.
Yet when I took this decision, internally, to go into myself, another intelligence manifested itself. It came, gently awakening a potential, a deep yearning. It appears only when I left it the space to express and reveal itself.
This inner voice knows what our mind can not grasp. Getting into a retreat residency was for me a way to lend an ear to listen to that little voice. But to hear, receive and integrate, as a gift, a secret that is cultivated and protects the bottom of the heart, one needs a loving and caring framework to surrender to the inner silence - the mystery place where that little voice lives.
I'd like to thank Salima for the confidence she inspired me while accompanying and guiding me, without knowing it, without saying it, without explaining it, into that inhabited silence.
I thank her from the bottom of my heart for her generous availability, caring and selfless listening, delicacy, kindness, gentleness, empathy, discreet presence, her protective aura, wisdom and humility.
Thank you." RZ
My Dear Salima,
I will never thank you enough for a wonderful time , well beyond my expectations.
Yes it happened in a moment of doubt, I saw a door opened and others followed. A magical moment as I have little or unknown. MT