The Society for the Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture
and its effect on the arts,
gender, mythologies and cultures
Saturday, November 15, 2008
at the apartment of Barbara Tamerin
120 East 81st Street
New York, New York
Will the biological implications from the scientific study of the brain affect the arts, gender, mythologies, and cultures? Has the innocence of our biological characteristics assumed an outdated authority?
The tradition of ARC attempts to penetrate the ultimate and unanswerable questions of our universal understanding of the arts, religions, and cultures. This day we will be deeply honored to have our renowned guests explore this critical subject. As we drown in the proliferation of our earth and hear the obsolete residue of religious dogmatics, hunger for the profound need for the universal healing from the arts, we hope this day will give us hope and better insights into this insightful exploration.
In the original spirit of ARC and its wine cellar gatherings in the apartments of Tillich and Niebuhr or Auden, this day will be celebrated in the gracious apartment of an ardent art supporter, Barbara Tamerin.
With gratitude and joy these intellectual
“elite” dialogues create,
Reverend Margo Fish
9:30 a.m. Registration, continental breakfast and conversation
10:00 a.m. Introduction to the Day
Margo Fish, Program Chair
10:15 a.m. Michael Salcman with commentary by Daljit Dhaliwal
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Paul Knitter
3:00 p.m. Daisy Joplin, violinist
4:00 p.m. Wine, cheese, and conversation
Michael Salcman earned both his B.A. and M.D. from the Combined Program in Liberal Arts and Medical Education at Boston University. He is a model of the integration of the arts and sciences. He has been writing poetry for forty years and his latest collection of poems, The Clock Made of Confetti, was published last year. He has also served as President of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore. His essays on the relationship of the arts and sciences and the visual arts and the brain have appeared in many publications.
Daljit Dhaliwal anchors “Foreign Exchange,” a weekly international affairs program seen nation wide on PBS. She has covered many of the major international news stories of the last ten years, including the Iraq War, the War in Afghanistan, the Balkans conflict and the on-going conflict in the Middle East, to name a few. She has interviewed countless newsmakers. Recently she anchored Channel 13 acclaimed documentary series, Wide Angle, seen nation wide on PBS. Dhaliwal was born and educated in the UK and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of East London, a master’s degree from the University of London, and an honorary doctorate from the University of East London. She lives in New York.
Paul Knitter is the Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions and Culture at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He earned his doctorate at Marburg University in Germany and a licentiate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. His scholarly interests include religious pluralism and interfaith dialogue. Among the dozen books he has authored or edited are No Other Name (1985), One Earth Many Religions (1996), and The Myth of Religious Superiority (2005).
Daisy Joplin is a violinist who at the age of fourteen made her concert debut at the Royal Albert Hall in London. She has since performed in major festival and concert halls throughout the world including Carnegie Hall. She has also played solo performances of her own music such as in May 2005 at the opening of the Vienna Festival before an audience of 30,000 people. Her recordings have been issued by BMG RCA Victor and other companies. See her creative website for more information on her career: www.daisyjoplin.com.
Margo Fish is a longtime ARC Fellow and serves on the Society’s Board of Directors. An author of two books of poetry with her illustrations, she is now collaborating with the Rev. James Forbes in illustrating a book of his sermons. She is also the Director of Paraclete, a center for Art and Education, in Lake Placid, NY, which hosts an active program of concerts and educational events. She also created the woodcut on this brochure’s cover.
Non-Members $60; Students $15
Fee includes continental breakfast,
lunch and reception.
please contact Charles
Please make check payable to ARC
and send to
Nelvin Vos, Executive Director, ARC
Maxatawny, PA 19538
Phone and FAX 610-683-7581
including membership information and news about our recently
The ARC Story
time to time the Board of Directors elects as Fellows individuals it identifies
as having made a distinguished contribution to their respective fields. The list
of Fellows elected over a period of nearly four decades thus exemplifies what
the Society understands as the necessary and vital connections between art, religion
An Alchemical Concert
The Recent Video Art of Hans Breder
Continuity and Change in the Arts, Religion and Culture:
Blasphemy, Buddhism and the Bible
Intersections of Pilgrimage Travel
and Spiritual Journey
The River is a Magic Thing
Dance, Dance, Wherever You May Be
Theology and the Arts as Play
Uncertainty Principles in the Atoms of Language
Languages that Shape the Soul
The Moving Image
Religion and the Visual Arts
Theology and Music
Theology and Poetry:
Languages that Shape
Tracing the Garden
on the Human
Alfred Barr and
the Religious Dimension of Modernism
Lifting the Veil
Performance and Symposium
Illuminations & Transformations:
Cross-Cultural Spiritual Dynamics
in Music, Text, Dance and Film
Embodied in Visual Art
The Meaning of Myth
Myth, Ritual and the Mediation
Writers' Ways with Loving and Dying
The Divine Image
a changing image of God.
Uneasy Constellations of Meaning
Theological Perceptions and Visual Images in Sixteenth Century Europe
The Religious Art of Andy Warhol
AYNI: The Andean Concept of Reciprocity
design courtesy CrossCurrents