Annual Fall Celebration Dinner
Throughout the year Still Mountain Center provides opportunities to bring people together who are committed to the Arts. One of our main events is the Celebration dinner in the fall. There is a magic created from the collaboration of artists, musicians, and people from all walks of life who love art. Join us on October 27th (RSVP by October 22, 2018)!
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We are delighted to feature Renée Jaworski who will speak about her journey as an artist and the evolution and work of Pilobolus.
Pilobolus is a rebellious dance company. For 45 years, they have tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. They continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through collaborations with incredible influencers, thinkers, and creators.
After receiving her BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia Jaworski worked with MOMIX, performing and teaching throughout the world as well as creating her own work in Philadelphia. She began performing with Pilobolus in 2000, working on exciting projects such as the 2007 Academy Awards. She has served as dance captain, master teacher, rehearsal director, and most recently director and choreographer for many of the company’s collaborations with renowned artists. In 2010, her alma mater honored her with the University’s Silver Star Alumni Award for work as an artist in the field of dance. Renée lives in Connecticut with her husband and daughter.
Some of the featured artists and musicians who performed or gave slide presentations about their work at the Still Mountain Center celebration dinners over the years:
- Tori Olson, 2017 - Photojournalist
- Tim Rowan, 2015 - Ceramic artist
- Ira Barkoff, 2014 - Painter of imaginary landscapes.
- Tim Prentice, 2013 - Kinetic sculptor who founded the award-winning firm of Prentice and Chan in 1965
- Ghislaine Mahler, 2010 - Mask artist with 35 years behind her beginning in her native Paris, and continuing in the US with work in masks and custom props for large theatrical productions such as Phantom of the Opera, Cats and Starlight Express.
- Dan Snow, 2009 - Artist in stone construction, author and teacher, spoke about evolution of his work. His stone constructions have included utilitarian works and sculpture of a purely abstract nature. He is the author of In the Company of Stone and Listening to Stone.
- Toshie & Marico Chigyo, 2008 - Influenced by the women in their big family who sewed and worked with their hands, they have worked in sashiko for over 30 yeras. Sashiko is a traditional Japanese craft originally devised by the wives of farmers and fishermen to patch and increase the warmth of work clothes, featuring decorative patterns of white running stitches on cotton cloth dyed with natural indigo.
- Jeff Shapiro, an internationally known ceramic artist whose art form is rooted in the traditional arts of Japan
- The combined Cypress and Nutmeg String Quartets, performing the rarely heard Mendelssohn String Octet - the work that marked the beginning of his composition maturity
- The experimental music of Sons of Another Planet, Greg Olson, Wayne Kirby, Roy Wooten, a group who created its own music and its own innovative instruments. They gave a musicians' clinic and performance.
- A concert on all-clay instruments by Barry Hall's Burnt Earth Ensemble
- A slide retrospective by Elizabeth McDonald, an accomplished ceramic sculptor
- A slide retrospective by Janice Gordon, a sculptor and mixed media artist from New York City
- Romig Streeter, ceramic artist, with Aran and Maria Willow, caterers/ organic farmers who grew, prepared and presented the food, working closely with Romig
- Paul Chaleff, ceramic artist/sculptor
- Leslie Parnas, the world renown cello player, with the Tourmaline Quartet
- Christian Sands, child progidy piano jazz player
- Jeff Fuller Trio