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This groundbreaking exhibition features six large oil paintings by Deborah Patterson that interpret the six “Depths” of Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ), a Japanese healing art used to restore harmony to the body by simply holding one’s fingers. Deborah’s nearly fifteen year experience with JSJ has been so positive, her goal is to share it widely. Accompanying the paintings is original music by experimental musician/composer, Charles Emmett Freeman.
In 2022 Charles suffered a hemorrhagic stroke, which has led both to an interest in healing and an entirely different approach to his music. For this project, he has tuned his compositions to healing frequencies that can be traced back to Sanskrit chants, 8th c. Gregorian chants, and 11th c. harmonics. Participants will experience JSJ firsthand as they engage with the paintings and music. Both artists received grants from the Maryland State Arts Council to complete their work.
October 12, 1:00-3:00 P.M. Exhibition opens to the public with reception made possible by a Free Fall Baltimore grant from Baltimore Promotion and the Arts.
October 26, 1:00-3:00 P.M. Public conversation about the exhibition and the place of the arts in medicine and healing, facilitated by MAM4Healing (Music, Art and Medicine for Healing), a group comprised of Professor of Music at Morgan, Dr. Samuel Springer, medical doctors, Dr. Tramar Murdoch and Dr. Garry Jennings, and artist Deborah Patterson. This event is also made possible by the Free Fall Baltimore grant from Baltimore Promotion and the Arts.
About the Artists:
Deborah Patterson completed her art training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and holds a masters degree from Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music and the Arts. A Baltimore native, she returned to the city to collaborate with composer, Robert Sirota, former director of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, on two large painting and music projects: “Triptych: A Commemoration to the Victims of 9/11” and “The Passion of Jesus Christ: A Visual Oratorio.” Her work is in private collections throughout the U.S., Italy, Greece, and the U.K.
Charles Emmett Freeman, also a Baltimore native, recently released an album with musician, Anne Watts, about John Englehart, a lifelong institutionalized man in his seventies, whose life was transformed and healed through his own art making. Charles’ own experience with art and music collaborations include: three compositions as part of a conceptual sculptural installation at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany, and the composition/performance of music with the Baltimore band, Boister, to accompany films at venues throughout Maryland, DC and Virginia.
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