RELIGION AND THE ARTS, A PANEL DISCUSSION

WEDNESDAY – 15 NOVEMBER 2017 – 7:00 PM

PANEL:

KIMERER LaMOTHE is a dancer, philosopher and scholar of religion. She is the author of five books, most recently Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming. She earned her PhD in religion from Harvard and has taught at Brown and Harvard Universities. For her work on dance and religion she has received fellowships from the Radcliff Institute and the Center for the Study of World Religions. She lives on a farm in Hebron, Washington County with her husband and five children. The family recently collaborated on a new musical, written by Kimerer, titled Happy If – Happy When.

JO PAGE is a widely published writer of fiction and nonfiction and also an ordained Lutheran pastor. Her 2017 memoir Preaching in My Yes Dress was a finalist for the 2017 Chautauqua prize. She has been a writer-in-residence for the New York State Writers Institute and for over 20 years she has been a columnist, first for Metroland and more recently for the Times Union. She is the interim pastor at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Albany.

MARINA PETRO is an artist and clairvoyant, who presents workshops in intuitive painting and in developing intuition. As an artist she is primarily self-taught and works in a variety of styles and subject matter. Her artwork has been published on CD covers, wine collections, book and magazine covers, and in a variety of publications and national magazines. Her original paintings and prints are being enjoyed daily in private collections all over the world.

HILARY TANN is a Welsh-born composer who lives in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Saratoga County. She chairs the Music Department and is the John Howard Payne Professor at Union College in Schenectady. Recent residencies include at the Eastman School of Music, the 2013 Women Composers Festival of Hartford, and at the Welsh Music Center. Her music is influenced by a strong identification with the natural world and it has been widely performed and recorded. She also studies shakuhachi and writes haiku for the journal Upstate Dim Sum.

MODERATOR

JOSEPH DALTON has been writing about classical music and the arts for the Times Union since 2002. He has also contributed to Opera News and Time Out New York, among other publications. He received a first place award for arts and entertainment writing from the New York State Associated Press and has twice received the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Music Journalism.