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Robin Ann Meyer
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 8:39pm

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) presents NEW FLOWERS, an exhibition of recent paintings by Robin Ann Meyer and Rie Nishimura

There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 7 – 8:30 pm with a short, live painting demonstration of their technqiues from 7 – 7:30 pm. The exhibition will remain on display through June 30, 2014.

CRS patrons will recall Ms. Nishimura's 2012 exhibition at CRS of colorful abstract paintings inspired by the sea. Her newest paintings continue her method of finishing her canvases in one session but now she paints with her bare hands, resulting in more dynamically complex and energetic compositions. Ms. Meyer, by contrast, has painted the works in this show while holding her brush with her feet. Each strives to use her entire body in the painting process and arrive at an organic and intuitive representation of her feeling in the moment.

ABOUT ROBIN ANN MEYER

Robin grew up in Rochester, NY. She demonstrated interest/ability in visual arts from a young age. She left her hometown and her native country to further her arts education, receiving both a BA and MFA from highly respected European institutions. Currently, she works as a textile artist and painter in NYC. The patenting technique she has developed requires complete concentration and acceptance. She finds constant depth and growth inside her self-imposed boundaries, which make her feel all the more connected to the work. 

Education:

MFA in Fine Art/ Universidad Complutense de MadridSpain: 2006 BA (Hons) Design/ University College Falmouth, England: 2003-2006

Group Exhibitions:

Art Students League Gallery (NY, NY) : January 2014
Art Students League Gallery (NY, NY) : May 2013
Dreams ( Monroe Art Center, Hoboken, NJ) : October 2011 New Blood (Islington, London) : June 2006
New Designers (Islington, London) : July 2006

Awards and Recognition:

Art Students League Blue Dot 2014
Art Students League Blue Dot 2013
Universidad Complutense International Scholarship 2006 University College Falmouth International Scholarship 2003 

 

ABOUT RIE NISHIMURA

Rie was born in Tokyo, graduated from the Department of Spatial Design, Musashino Art University. She had worked as an art director and a graphic designer in Tokyo, then relocated in New York in 2008 to diversify her expression in design and art fields. In 2010, she started a performance art, which is the combination of dancing and painting to capture her feelings in the moment. She creates a unique atmosphere, allowing her to share time, space, and experience with others. For Rie, art-making is an inevitable process to welcome, feel, and express the new flow of emotions.

Performance Show:

Japan Week Event at Grand Central Station : May 2013 Solo Exhibition “Tears of the Ocean” at CRS : June 2012 Arigato Event at Central Park : Mar 2012
J-Collabo Event: “Past-Present-Future” at Audi Forum 250 Park Avenue : May 2012
Painting Show at Mundo : Mar 2011
J-Collabo Event: SADOU (Japanese Tea Ceremony) "THE UNIVERSE" : Feb 2011
Painting Show at LINN : Feb 2011

Design Awards:

New York Art Directors Club 81st annual
JAPAN PACKAGE DESIGN AWARDS 2006
Japanese Society of Commercial Space Design Award 2006 

 

Learn moreRie Nishimura's web siteRobin Ann Meyer's web site

through June 201430Opens May 17
CRS Presents
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 8:39pm

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) presents NEW FLOWERS, an exhibition of recent paintings by Robin Ann Meyer and Rie Nishimura

There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 7 – 8:30 pm with a short, live painting demonstration of their technqiues from 7 – 7:30 pm. The exhibition will remain on display through June 30, 2014.

CRS patrons will recall Ms. Nishimura's 2012 exhibition at CRS of colorful abstract paintings inspired by the sea. Her newest paintings continue her method of finishing her canvases in one session but now she paints with her bare hands, resulting in more dynamically complex and energetic compositions. Ms. Meyer, by contrast, has painted the works in this show while holding her brush with her feet. Each strives to use her entire body in the painting process and arrive at an organic and intuitive representation of her feeling in the moment.

ABOUT ROBIN ANN MEYER

Robin grew up in Rochester, NY. She demonstrated interest/ability in visual arts from a young age. She left her hometown and her native country to further her arts education, receiving both a BA and MFA from highly respected European institutions. Currently, she works as a textile artist and painter in NYC. The patenting technique she has developed requires complete concentration and acceptance. She finds constant depth and growth inside her self-imposed boundaries, which make her feel all the more connected to the work. 

Education:

MFA in Fine Art/ Universidad Complutense de MadridSpain: 2006 BA (Hons) Design/ University College Falmouth, England: 2003-2006

Group Exhibitions:

Art Students League Gallery (NY, NY) : January 2014
Art Students League Gallery (NY, NY) : May 2013
Dreams ( Monroe Art Center, Hoboken, NJ) : October 2011 New Blood (Islington, London) : June 2006
New Designers (Islington, London) : July 2006

Awards and Recognition:

Art Students League Blue Dot 2014
Art Students League Blue Dot 2013
Universidad Complutense International Scholarship 2006 University College Falmouth International Scholarship 2003 

 

ABOUT RIE NISHIMURA

Rie was born in Tokyo, graduated from the Department of Spatial Design, Musashino Art University. She had worked as an art director and a graphic designer in Tokyo, then relocated in New York in 2008 to diversify her expression in design and art fields. In 2010, she started a performance art, which is the combination of dancing and painting to capture her feelings in the moment. She creates a unique atmosphere, allowing her to share time, space, and experience with others. For Rie, art-making is an inevitable process to welcome, feel, and express the new flow of emotions.

Performance Show:

Japan Week Event at Grand Central Station : May 2013 Solo Exhibition “Tears of the Ocean” at CRS : June 2012 Arigato Event at Central Park : Mar 2012
J-Collabo Event: “Past-Present-Future” at Audi Forum 250 Park Avenue : May 2012
Painting Show at Mundo : Mar 2011
J-Collabo Event: SADOU (Japanese Tea Ceremony) "THE UNIVERSE" : Feb 2011
Painting Show at LINN : Feb 2011

Design Awards:

New York Art Directors Club 81st annual
JAPAN PACKAGE DESIGN AWARDS 2006
Japanese Society of Commercial Space Design Award 2006 

 

Learn moreRie Nishimura's web siteRobin Ann Meyer's web site

through June 201430Opens May 17
Exhibition
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 8:39pm

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) presents NEW FLOWERS, an exhibition of recent paintings by Robin Ann Meyer and Rie Nishimura

There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 7 – 8:30 pm with a short, live painting demonstration of their technqiues from 7 – 7:30 pm. The exhibition will remain on display through June 30, 2014.

CRS patrons will recall Ms. Nishimura's 2012 exhibition at CRS of colorful abstract paintings inspired by the sea. Her newest paintings continue her method of finishing her canvases in one session but now she paints with her bare hands, resulting in more dynamically complex and energetic compositions. Ms. Meyer, by contrast, has painted the works in this show while holding her brush with her feet. Each strives to use her entire body in the painting process and arrive at an organic and intuitive representation of her feeling in the moment.

ABOUT ROBIN ANN MEYER

Robin grew up in Rochester, NY. She demonstrated interest/ability in visual arts from a young age. She left her hometown and her native country to further her arts education, receiving both a BA and MFA from highly respected European institutions. Currently, she works as a textile artist and painter in NYC. The patenting technique she has developed requires complete concentration and acceptance. She finds constant depth and growth inside her self-imposed boundaries, which make her feel all the more connected to the work. 

Education:

MFA in Fine Art/ Universidad Complutense de MadridSpain: 2006 BA (Hons) Design/ University College Falmouth, England: 2003-2006

Group Exhibitions:

Art Students League Gallery (NY, NY) : January 2014
Art Students League Gallery (NY, NY) : May 2013
Dreams ( Monroe Art Center, Hoboken, NJ) : October 2011 New Blood (Islington, London) : June 2006
New Designers (Islington, London) : July 2006

Awards and Recognition:

Art Students League Blue Dot 2014
Art Students League Blue Dot 2013
Universidad Complutense International Scholarship 2006 University College Falmouth International Scholarship 2003 

 

ABOUT RIE NISHIMURA

Rie was born in Tokyo, graduated from the Department of Spatial Design, Musashino Art University. She had worked as an art director and a graphic designer in Tokyo, then relocated in New York in 2008 to diversify her expression in design and art fields. In 2010, she started a performance art, which is the combination of dancing and painting to capture her feelings in the moment. She creates a unique atmosphere, allowing her to share time, space, and experience with others. For Rie, art-making is an inevitable process to welcome, feel, and express the new flow of emotions.

Performance Show:

Japan Week Event at Grand Central Station : May 2013 Solo Exhibition “Tears of the Ocean” at CRS : June 2012 Arigato Event at Central Park : Mar 2012
J-Collabo Event: “Past-Present-Future” at Audi Forum 250 Park Avenue : May 2012
Painting Show at Mundo : Mar 2011
J-Collabo Event: SADOU (Japanese Tea Ceremony) "THE UNIVERSE" : Feb 2011
Painting Show at LINN : Feb 2011

Design Awards:

New York Art Directors Club 81st annual
JAPAN PACKAGE DESIGN AWARDS 2006
Japanese Society of Commercial Space Design Award 2006 

 

Learn moreRie Nishimura's web siteRobin Ann Meyer's web site

through June 201430Opens May 17
Kenneth Wapnick
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 5:03pm

As you probably know by now, on December 27, 2013 Dr. Kenneth Wapnick, who perhaps more than anyone has been responsible for the spread of A Course in Miracles, left his body. facim.org has collected and posted numerous tributes to this beautiful and inspriing teacher, including among them the remembrences of CRS Founder Yasuko Kasaki. You can find them all on the facim.org web site here and for your convenience we are re-posting Yasuko's words below:

Ken came to NYC to gave a weekend lecture at Fordham University in 2008. I believe it was his last lecture in NYC. Most of the audience were from ASP, the Association of Spirituality and Psychotherapy, which organized the lecture.

I was a member of ASP at the time and had already been dedicated to the Course for over 13 years. I was so excited to finally see Ken.

Friday morning, the second day of the lecture, I found that the subway line in my neighborhood was not running. I couldn't find any available cab for a while because everyone was taking cabs that morning. When I finally caught one, time was running out. Then my cab ran into a street fair and was stuck in gridlock.

I was upset for a while. I didn't want to miss any part of Ken's talk. I also didn't want to show myself as a rude student to Ken. I wanted to be a good attendant at his lecture.

Then I remembered, "Wait, Yasuko. Again? You wanted to be a remarkable daughter and student your entire childhood to please your parents and teachers. You wanted to stop it. It was one of the biggest reason you started to study the Course. Stop it. And surrender the thought about being late to Holy Spirit."

I could relax. No worries. Instead, I started conversing with the driver and enjoyed the ride. I thought I would be really tardy, but I somehow arrived at the venue only 15 minutes late.

When I stepped in the lecture hall, the lights turned on. Until that moment, something had been wrong with the electrical system and the lecture hall, full of 1 50 students and Ken at the front, had been patiently waiting in the dark.

Ken said, "Ah, we can start now." Then, he saw I was walking to a vacant seat and said, "Ohayo! [=Good morning! In Japanese] You gave us a starting signal." Yes, Ken welcomed this late student with such a kind humor!

On that day, at lunch time, I witnessed Ken and Jon Mundy talking closely and intimately (candidly) as if they were actual brothers. Jon introduced me to Ken.

Several years later, I received a letter from Ken regarding my Course lesson guidebook, which was about to be published in Japan. Both his manner of talking with me in person and his written correspondence with me were very warm, frank and openhearted. I believe everyone who interacted with him had the same experience.

For the past 20 years, which is the number of years I've been dedicated to the Course, I have always felt that Ken was the strict teacher who was leading us to miracles, not to magic. I really appreciate his teaching. I could check my compass all the time because Ken was pointing out the North Star all the time for me.

And yet, when I heard the news of his body's passing, I realized that I had not known him at all. It's not because I didn't have many opportunities to see him in person.

I had to correct my mind because I heard that "Ken got sick and passed." I repeated so in my mind again and was upset. "Ken got sick and passed,"

No, he didn't. "Ken is now gone." No, he isn't.

It's simply because he was not here from the beginning.

Ken is not a being who used to be in NY and moved to California, and is now not on this earth. He is not a being who is moving around, nor coming and going.

As I said, I met him at Fordham University on 2008. I thought so. But it was not Ken. Ken was/is/will be everywhere. Ken was/is/will be in my mind.

After he passed, I am becoming closer and closer to him. I am feeling him stronger and stronger in my mind. I see him everywhere. I especially see open-mindedness and generosity. Whenever I feel it, I have to stop whatever I am doing for a moment because I am overwhelmed by it.

I am now slowly getting to know him and receive him. Of course, it was Ken to teach me this—all relationships start as a special relationship, but you should correct your mind and see a holy relationship with the person.

Ken, thank you very much. We are your students and are demonstrating your teaching through the experience of accepting you, love itself. Ken, I now truly accept that I don't need to be a good student, just because I am a happy student of you.

Love,

Yasuko Kasaki

News
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 5:03pm

As you probably know by now, on December 27, 2013 Dr. Kenneth Wapnick, who perhaps more than anyone has been responsible for the spread of A Course in Miracles, left his body. facim.org has collected and posted numerous tributes to this beautiful and inspriing teacher, including among them the remembrences of CRS Founder Yasuko Kasaki. You can find them all on the facim.org web site here and for your convenience we are re-posting Yasuko's words below:

Ken came to NYC to gave a weekend lecture at Fordham University in 2008. I believe it was his last lecture in NYC. Most of the audience were from ASP, the Association of Spirituality and Psychotherapy, which organized the lecture.

I was a member of ASP at the time and had already been dedicated to the Course for over 13 years. I was so excited to finally see Ken.

Friday morning, the second day of the lecture, I found that the subway line in my neighborhood was not running. I couldn't find any available cab for a while because everyone was taking cabs that morning. When I finally caught one, time was running out. Then my cab ran into a street fair and was stuck in gridlock.

I was upset for a while. I didn't want to miss any part of Ken's talk. I also didn't want to show myself as a rude student to Ken. I wanted to be a good attendant at his lecture.

Then I remembered, "Wait, Yasuko. Again? You wanted to be a remarkable daughter and student your entire childhood to please your parents and teachers. You wanted to stop it. It was one of the biggest reason you started to study the Course. Stop it. And surrender the thought about being late to Holy Spirit."

I could relax. No worries. Instead, I started conversing with the driver and enjoyed the ride. I thought I would be really tardy, but I somehow arrived at the venue only 15 minutes late.

When I stepped in the lecture hall, the lights turned on. Until that moment, something had been wrong with the electrical system and the lecture hall, full of 1 50 students and Ken at the front, had been patiently waiting in the dark.

Ken said, "Ah, we can start now." Then, he saw I was walking to a vacant seat and said, "Ohayo! [=Good morning! In Japanese] You gave us a starting signal." Yes, Ken welcomed this late student with such a kind humor!

On that day, at lunch time, I witnessed Ken and Jon Mundy talking closely and intimately (candidly) as if they were actual brothers. Jon introduced me to Ken.

Several years later, I received a letter from Ken regarding my Course lesson guidebook, which was about to be published in Japan. Both his manner of talking with me in person and his written correspondence with me were very warm, frank and openhearted. I believe everyone who interacted with him had the same experience.

For the past 20 years, which is the number of years I've been dedicated to the Course, I have always felt that Ken was the strict teacher who was leading us to miracles, not to magic. I really appreciate his teaching. I could check my compass all the time because Ken was pointing out the North Star all the time for me.

And yet, when I heard the news of his body's passing, I realized that I had not known him at all. It's not because I didn't have many opportunities to see him in person.

I had to correct my mind because I heard that "Ken got sick and passed." I repeated so in my mind again and was upset. "Ken got sick and passed,"

No, he didn't. "Ken is now gone." No, he isn't.

It's simply because he was not here from the beginning.

Ken is not a being who used to be in NY and moved to California, and is now not on this earth. He is not a being who is moving around, nor coming and going.

As I said, I met him at Fordham University on 2008. I thought so. But it was not Ken. Ken was/is/will be everywhere. Ken was/is/will be in my mind.

After he passed, I am becoming closer and closer to him. I am feeling him stronger and stronger in my mind. I see him everywhere. I especially see open-mindedness and generosity. Whenever I feel it, I have to stop whatever I am doing for a moment because I am overwhelmed by it.

I am now slowly getting to know him and receive him. Of course, it was Ken to teach me this—all relationships start as a special relationship, but you should correct your mind and see a holy relationship with the person.

Ken, thank you very much. We are your students and are demonstrating your teaching through the experience of accepting you, love itself. Ken, I now truly accept that I don't need to be a good student, just because I am a happy student of you.

Love,

Yasuko Kasaki

Guest Event
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 4:10pm

One Chapter Per Month From the Text of A Course in Miracles

There are 31 Chapters is the Course, so it will take about 3 years to complete this project.

LECTURE 11:
The Acceptance of the Atonement
Based on Chapter 9 from A Course in Miracles Textbook
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm

~ $20 per person with advanced registration ~
~ $25 per person at the door without a registration ~

Call 212-866-3795 or email Fran@miraclesmagazine.org to register in advance.
Your name will be on a list at the door. To pay by credit, card please register in advance.
Or, you can pay with cash or a check at the door.
As long as space is available, “No one is ever turned away.”
Contribute what you can.
You will receive a monthly email reminder with the latest information on the date, time and topic. The schedule can always be found on our website:
www.miraclesmagazine.org 

Future Dates:

Feb 9
Mar 9
Apr 13

Dr. Jon Mundy met Dr. Helen Schucman, the scribe for A Course in Miracles, in 1973. Helen introduced Jon to the Course and served as his mentor and guide till she became ill in 1980. He is the author of Living A Course in Miracles. After Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, it is currently the best-selling book based on the teaching of A Course in Miracles.

Learn moreWatch Lecture #1Resources

January 2014121:30 – 4:30 pm
Jon Mundy
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 4:10pm

One Chapter Per Month From the Text of A Course in Miracles

There are 31 Chapters is the Course, so it will take about 3 years to complete this project.

LECTURE 11:
The Acceptance of the Atonement
Based on Chapter 9 from A Course in Miracles Textbook
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm

~ $20 per person with advanced registration ~
~ $25 per person at the door without a registration ~

Call 212-866-3795 or email Fran@miraclesmagazine.org to register in advance.
Your name will be on a list at the door. To pay by credit, card please register in advance.
Or, you can pay with cash or a check at the door.
As long as space is available, “No one is ever turned away.”
Contribute what you can.
You will receive a monthly email reminder with the latest information on the date, time and topic. The schedule can always be found on our website:
www.miraclesmagazine.org 

Future Dates:

Feb 9
Mar 9
Apr 13

Dr. Jon Mundy met Dr. Helen Schucman, the scribe for A Course in Miracles, in 1973. Helen introduced Jon to the Course and served as his mentor and guide till she became ill in 1980. He is the author of Living A Course in Miracles. After Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, it is currently the best-selling book based on the teaching of A Course in Miracles.

Learn moreWatch Lecture #1Resources

January 2014121:30 – 4:30 pm
A Course in Miracles
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 4:10pm

One Chapter Per Month From the Text of A Course in Miracles

There are 31 Chapters is the Course, so it will take about 3 years to complete this project.

LECTURE 11:
The Acceptance of the Atonement
Based on Chapter 9 from A Course in Miracles Textbook
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm

~ $20 per person with advanced registration ~
~ $25 per person at the door without a registration ~

Call 212-866-3795 or email Fran@miraclesmagazine.org to register in advance.
Your name will be on a list at the door. To pay by credit, card please register in advance.
Or, you can pay with cash or a check at the door.
As long as space is available, “No one is ever turned away.”
Contribute what you can.
You will receive a monthly email reminder with the latest information on the date, time and topic. The schedule can always be found on our website:
www.miraclesmagazine.org 

Future Dates:

Feb 9
Mar 9
Apr 13

Dr. Jon Mundy met Dr. Helen Schucman, the scribe for A Course in Miracles, in 1973. Helen introduced Jon to the Course and served as his mentor and guide till she became ill in 1980. He is the author of Living A Course in Miracles. After Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, it is currently the best-selling book based on the teaching of A Course in Miracles.

Learn moreWatch Lecture #1Resources

January 2014121:30 – 4:30 pm
ACIM
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 4:10pm

One Chapter Per Month From the Text of A Course in Miracles

There are 31 Chapters is the Course, so it will take about 3 years to complete this project.

LECTURE 11:
The Acceptance of the Atonement
Based on Chapter 9 from A Course in Miracles Textbook
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm

~ $20 per person with advanced registration ~
~ $25 per person at the door without a registration ~

Call 212-866-3795 or email Fran@miraclesmagazine.org to register in advance.
Your name will be on a list at the door. To pay by credit, card please register in advance.
Or, you can pay with cash or a check at the door.
As long as space is available, “No one is ever turned away.”
Contribute what you can.
You will receive a monthly email reminder with the latest information on the date, time and topic. The schedule can always be found on our website:
www.miraclesmagazine.org 

Future Dates:

Feb 9
Mar 9
Apr 13

Dr. Jon Mundy met Dr. Helen Schucman, the scribe for A Course in Miracles, in 1973. Helen introduced Jon to the Course and served as his mentor and guide till she became ill in 1980. He is the author of Living A Course in Miracles. After Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, it is currently the best-selling book based on the teaching of A Course in Miracles.

Learn moreWatch Lecture #1Resources

January 2014121:30 – 4:30 pm
Bradley Fleming
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 5:34pm

GROWING CITIES
Dan Susman, Director, 2013  
USA | 97' (English)

Are you ready to grow something you can eat beyond the supermarket basil plant? Or curious about produce grown on rooftop spaces in New York City you can actually eat? On Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7 pm, CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) and Think Act Change NYC invite you to screen and discuss the documentary GROWING CITIES and re-imagine your urban space with guest speakers Bradley Fleming (rooftop farm manager for Brooklyn Grange) and Liz Pulver (landscape architect by day who started a line of locally made outdoor planters which was featured in Martha Stewart's 2013 Made in America contest). 

The event is $10 and tickets are available online. Seating is limited and first come, first serve.

ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY

In GROWING CITIES filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette chronicle their road trip to meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time.

Join them as they discover that good food isn’t the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. They’re producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.

GROWING CITIES blog

GROWING CITIES on Facebook

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Bradley FlemingBradley Fleming is the Farm Manager at the Long Island City operations for Brooklyn Grange. Before joining the Brooklyn Grange team, he turned nine acres of Vermont soil into delicious, organic vegetables. When he’s not up on the farm staking tomatoes, he can be found listening to 99.5 FM, sipping green juice and studying up on nutrition. 

Brooklyn Grange is New York City's leading rooftop commercial urban farming business,  growing over 50,000 lbs of organically-cultivated produce per year and distributing fresh local vegetables and herbs.  

http://www.brooklyngrangefarm.com

Liz Pulver is a landscape architect in New York City, her line of planters aims to address the unique gardening needs of urban dwellers, developing planters and products that fit their spaces and lifestyles. 

http://lizpulverdesign.com/­ 

Growing Cities web siteWatch trailer

April 201411 7 pm

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