2019 Haus of Ollom Experience

The Haus of Ollom Experience

Feel – Release – Explore

Saturday, November 9th
2:00 – 5:45 PM
with a special performance at 6:30 PM

Sunday, November 10th
2:00 – 5:45 PM

Ripley-Grier Studios – 305 West 38th St. (Near 8th Ave.)

This one-of-a-kind art event featured a series of participatory workshops from a variety of mediums that provides a safe place for attendees to take risks and discover their authentic creative self. Participants gained insights into the artistic process and received guidance to your own creative experience. Artist performances and talk back sessions helped enlighten creativity in development.
Three workshops and three performances.  Feel the experience!

Featured Artists:

John OllomLisa SamalinJendi Reiter – Neena MasseyGloria Castillo

with featured Movement Artists:

John OllomFiorella ArmandoJeannette HardieShirley HardieJae XYZ


Composition No. 3

created using Internal Landscapes©

Saturday, November 9th  

6:30 PM

followed by a talk back session with the artists

More about the Experience

Saturday, November 9th

2:00 – 3:45 PM – Lisa Samalin – Diorama Workshop
Lisa Samalin is back for an encore presentation of her workshop that explains her creative process and helps each participant create their own personal diorama. This process helps us understand ourselves better and each of the other participants. Please bring a photograph of yourself from any age infancy to the present that you can cut out. If possible, bring a photo that shows your whole body but if not we can work with whatever picture of yourself you bring.
4:00 – 5:45 PM – Jendi Reiter – Overcoming Emotional Blocks Workshop
In this multimedia exercise for overcoming emotional blocks to creativity, we will make oracle cards from collage materials to encourage risk-taking in our writing. By embracing the serendipity of found materials, and exchanging our anonymous creations with other workshop members, we can playfully explore our feelings around giving and receiving inspiration.
6:30 – 7:45 PM – Composition No. 3 performance with a talk-back session with featured movement artists: John Ollom, Fiorella Armando, Jeannette Hardie, Shirley Hardie and Jae XYZ.

Sunday, November 10th

2:00 – 3:00 PM – Coil Study: Love Movements performance and talk-back session by Neena Massey includes images, music, and movement art that take participants on a journey of self-discovery. Ritualized performance can lead towards healing of past wounds. The goal is to provide self-healing tools, and share the results of this project from a personal and community perspective.
3:00 – 5:00 PM – John Ollom – Internal Landscapes© Workshop
John Ollom’s Internal Landscapes© technique has been helping individuals discover authenticity in their work all over the country. This workshop will focus on helping you discover your inner truth rather than enforcing conformity to an external ideal. Techniques help you explore artistic possibilities that free your inner artist.
5:00 – 5:45 PM – Breaking Resistance: Ominira (Yoruba meaning for Liberation) performance and talk-back session by Gloria Castillo. When Africans were enslaved in Cuba, they managed to keep their religious beliefs alive and demonstrate resistance by cunningly/secretively hiding their orishas/deities behind the Christian statues their colonists worshipped. This performance piece signifies the m,./ presence of structured faith and the goddess flow of energy that overpowers the soul and LIBERATES the individual from such dogma: OMINIRA!

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Ollom Art is a division of the not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation, Prismatic Productions, Inc., which was formed in 2003 to advance public interest in and understanding of issues of diversity; to educate, instruct and present to the public diverse art forms through performance, educational classes, symposiums, lectures, festivals, and similar activities; and, to provide artists of diverse backgrounds and forms with a forum to expose their works to the public.

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