Upcoming Events Produced by Global Change Media

FILM - Look & See: A Cinematic Portrait Of Writer, Farmer And Activist
Wendell Berry
FILM - Look & See: A Cinematic Portrait Of Writer, Farmer And Activist
Wendell Berry
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FILM - Look & See: A Cinematic Portrait Of Writer, Farmer And Activist Wendell Berry
Friday, Jan 19, 2018
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

The award-winning Sundance documentary LOOK & SEE, is a powerful cinematic portrait of Wendell Berry—farmer, activist, and undoubtedly one of America’s most significant living writers. 

In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farmhouse and began a life of farming, writing and teaching.  This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings.  A half century later Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle.  In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt - all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities.  Writing from a long wooden desk beneath a forty-paned window, Berry has watched this struggle unfold, becoming one its most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life.

Often called “a prophet for rural America,” Berry has long been a voice for the communities that are so often overlooked by the media.  Filmmaker Laura Dunn skillfully weaves Berry’s poetic and prescient words with gorgeous cinematography and the testimonies of his family and neighbors, all of whom are being deeply affected by the industrial and economic changes to their agrarian way of life.  “It’s a conversation that is more urgent now than ever, as we find ourselves in a deeply divided nation where urban consumers remain so completely disconnected from the rural producers whose work sustains their very lives,” says director Laura Dunn.  “Wendell shows us with extraordinary sensitivity, just what fidelity to a place and to one's own community can truly mean.”

Robert Redford, Terrence Malick, and Nick Offerman served as producers on LOOK & SEE, which, following its award-winning 2016 premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, was retitled, updated to reflect the conversations that have emerged since the election, and re-released at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.  Director Dunn was awarded the IFC “Truer than Fiction” Independent Spirit Award for her previous film, The Unforeseen, which was also executive produced by Redford and Malick.  It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and was broadcast on the Sundance Channel.

LOOK & SEE is 90 min. with discussion to follow.  Not Rated; recommended ages 10 & up. 
Advance: $10.00
Day of Show: $10.00
John Kamfonas & Eric Edberg
John Kamfonas & Eric Edberg


John Kamfonas & Eric Edberg
Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

The Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts presents pianist John Kamfonas with cellist Eric Edberg for an evening of classical delight.

Pianist John Kamfonas, combines his penchant for improvisation with his passion for the classical repertoire.  Described as "mesmerizing ... inspirational...and eccentric" by the Deccan Herald in Bangalore, Kamfonas has given varied performances such as a fully improvised solo piano concert at Columbia University, solo and collaborative harpsichord performances with Manhattan School of Music’s Baroque Aria Ensemble, as well as an appearance at the Knitting Factory on electric keyboard supporting singer songwriter, Rachel Rossos.  Mr. Kamfonas is also an active chamber musician having recently performed a piano duo recital at Manhattan School of Music with his sister, Grace Kamfonas, as well as a violin duo recital at Elizabethtown College. Mr. Kamfonas’ recent solo engagements include performances in Syracuse, Philadelphia, Steinway Hall in New York City, and most recently Greencastle, Indiana as a guest artist of the Greencastle Summer Music series. Other summer festival performances include International Academy of Music in Tuscany, Aspen Music Festival, PianoSummer at New Paltz, and Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, where Mr. Kamfonas had the honor of performing in the final young artist gala concert held at the Central Conservatory of Beijing. He has performed for masterclasses with Robert Levin, Jeremy Denk, Nelita True, and Jura Margulis and was recently awarded first prize at the Art of Piano Summer Festival Piano Competition held in Cincinnati, OH for his performance of works by Franz Liszt.  Mr. Kamfonas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Economics from Columbia University in New York and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied under Phillip Kawin as the recipient of the Artur Balsam Foundation Endowed Scholarship.

Eric Edberg is a classical and improvising cellist, organizer, teacher, coach and consultant dedicated to using music and the creative process to bring people together in celebration of life and the power of the arts.  Edberg is the founding artistic director of the Greencastle Summer Music Festival which aims to bring the community together with friends making music for friends through weekly free concerts.  He also participated in Bach in the Subways Day in New York, and organized the "Bach Everywhere Day," in which students and faculty of the DePauw University School of Music perform across the city in celebration of the composer's birthday.  Trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Juilliard, and the Peabody Conservatory, he studied with some of the most eminent cellists of the 20th century.  He is the Cassel Grubb University Professor at DePauw University.

Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Odyssey Storytelling Series:
Odyssey Storytelling Series: "You Don
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Odyssey Storytelling Series: "You Don't Know Me"
Thursday, Feb 01, 2018
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

Presented by Story Arts Group, Inc.

$10.00  ($7.00 Students with ID)

Since 2004, Odyssey Storytelling has been bringing live storytelling to Tucson audiences.  Every month, six people are invited to tell ten minute personal stories on a theme to a live audience. The stories are not read or memorized, they are told from the life experiences and creativity of the teller.

This month's theme is "You Don't Know Me".

 


Workshop - The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
Workshop - The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
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Workshop - The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
A Weekend with Kristin Neff, PhD & Shauna Shapiro, PhD
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Feb 10, 2018
Sunday, Feb 11, 2018
Event Begins at 9:30 AM
Use coupon code "SEAOFGLASS" during checkout to receive $50 off!
 
The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
A Weekend with Kristin Neff, PhD & Shauna Shapiro, PhD
 
February 10-11, 2018
9:30 AM–4:30 PM
Doors open at 9 AM
Register for $199
 
9 CE Credits available for $36
 
"Mindfulness is a key element to self-compassion," teaches Dr. Kristin Neff. By practicing this simple and powerful skill, we can learn be with our difficult emotions without turning away, and develop a sense of loving connection with the disowned parts of ourselves.
 
On February 10-11, we invite you to join us for an immersive workshop on mindfulness and self-compassion with internationally recognized experts Kristin Neff, PhD and Shauna Shapiro, PhD. These two pioneering teachers will help you explore the unique and overlapping dimensions of mindfulness practice and compassion with the goal of integrating both in our personal and professional lives, including:
 
The latest theories and research on mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion from Dr. Neff and Dr. Shapiro
The heart aspects of mindfulness—how cultivating a sense of kind awareness transforms our present moment experience
Why so many of us find it more difficult to give compassion to ourselves than others
How we can treat ourselves with the same sense of kindness we would show a close friend or loved one
How our shared sense of human imperfection can open the way to being more present with the inevitable struggles of life and meeting our challenges with greater ease
The role of mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion in caregiving, with specific practices to help you integrate mindfulness and compassion into your personal and professional life
Research has shown both mindfulness and self-compassion practices to have a pronounced, positive effect in association with any form of therapy, healing, or life plan for promoting psychological and physical wellness. We hope you’ll join us as these two leaders in this emerging field of research share their most powerful findings and practices for cultivating these essential qualities with The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion.
 
Kristin Neff, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Texas, Austin, and is the author of Self-Compassion, as well as the audio course Self-Compassion Step-by-Step. She has been practicing Buddhist meditation in the Insight Meditation tradition since 1997. She and her family were featured in the book and documentary The Horse Boy. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she has developed an eight-week program to teach self-compassion skills. The program—co-created with her colleague Chris Germer and affiliated with Harvard Medical School—is called Mindful Self-Compassion. For more, visit self-compassion.org.
 
Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a professor at Santa Clara University, a clinical psychologist, and an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and compassion. Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to education; and is a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute cofounded by the Dalai Lama. Dr. Shapiro lectures and leads mindfulness programs internationally, and has been invited to present for the King of Thailand, the Danish government, and the World Council for Psychotherapy in Beijing, China. Dr. Shapiro serves on the Advisory Board of Axialent—a leader in conscious business—and has brought mindfulness to pioneering companies including Genentech, Cisco Systems, and Google. She has published over 150 articles and book chapters, and is coauthor of the critically acclaimed texts The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child. Dr. Shapiro’s work has been featured in the Wired magazine, USA Today, The Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, and American Psychologist. For more, visit drshaunashapiro.com.

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
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Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Sunday, Feb 25, 2018
Event Begins at 8:00 AM

Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage invites you to join in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and cultural enhancement. Our model community of 115+ men, women, and children is an experimental prototype intentional community designed to be replicated throughout the world, and is the largest EcoVillage in the United States. For more than 25 years, we have been working cooperatively to construct this learning center in an effort to share the fruits of our labor with other planetary citizens.

We are offering people, individuals and groups alike, the opportunity to come and learn about our method of sustainability through practical advice. We'll be providing the necessary knowledge and tools to replicate this model of living anywhere. The world is rapidly changing and many of our resources are being mismanaged and/or are in very short supply. It is with the utmost sense of responsibility and accountability that we share this wealth of information with you.

Two registration options: the all-inclusive VIP Access Pass includes 2 days of agricultural internship for a total 5-day seminar, $2,500. Register with the Standard Access Pass for a 3-day seminar, $2,000. Register one month or more in advance for a $200 discount.
Lodging and organic meals included.

Discounts available for missionaries and agricultural workers.  Call (520) 603-9932 to register or for more information.

Javelina Chamber Music Ensemble


Javelina Chamber Music Ensemble
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

$15.00 suggested donation for entry

Concert presented by Ami Campbell


Many professional orchestral musicians have rigorous schedules which don't allow for much time to get together and play in smaller chamber groups. The Javelina Chamber Music Festival came about from a desire to reunite friends from around the country in a beautiful place and make music together.  The Javelina Chamber Music Ensemble is led by violinist Ami Campbell and Russell Campbell on trumpet, with Amy Tyson on violin, Dmitry Kustanovich on viola, Brad Ritchie on cello, and Andrew Campbell on piano.

Violinist Amy Campbell and husband, trumpeter Russell Campbell, who were married in Tucson in 2001, work in orchestras in Dallas and have enjoyed opportunities playing in chamber music festivals around the country, but rarely together. They come to Tucson multiple times a year for family visits which always include nights out with Ami's parents and sister who live Tucson, listening to the myriad of musical offerings in this creative city. A recent trip sparked the idea that Tucson was the perfect place for their dream to come true, they could draw from the many great musicians from all parts of the country that they have played with over their careers and bring them to this beautiful place to enjoy the beautiful desert, share their mutual love of great classical music in a music loving community and have a little fun. Thus, the Javelina Chamber Music Festival was born.   

Ami Campbell was born in Phoenix, and raised in Portland, Oregon, where she studied under Polish violinist Raphael Spiro.  She went on to study at the Juilliard School in New York City, Indiana University under Henryk Kowalski, and graduate studies at Yale University with Syoko Aki, before winning her first job with the Colorado Symphony. From there, Mrs Campbell went on to join the St. Louis Symphony and then the Seattle Symphony, before settling in Dallas, where she holds the title of Associate Concertmaster with The Dallas Opera. Ami performs regularly with The Dallas Symphony, as well as with the Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, CO.  Ami is a member of the Les Autres quartet in Dallas, and has traveled to teach master classes and perform in festivals around the U.S. Recent highlights have been the Chintimini Music Festival in Oregon and guest artist with the Pacific NW Ballet, as well as guest lecturer at Northern Arizona University.  

Russell Campbell, a native Texan, joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in September 2004 as Associate Principal trumpet, bringing him back to Texas after 14 years of work and study elsewhere. After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Houston with James Austin, Russell went on to study at The Juilliard School under Raymond Mase and Mark Gould. Past positions include Associate Principal trumpet with the Palm Beach Opera, Principal Trumpet of the Tacoma Symphony, Northwest Sinfonietta, Utah Festival Opera, and one-year appointments as second trumpet with the St. Louis Symphony and Principal trumpet with the Colorado Symphony. As a guest Principal he has performed with the Saint Louis Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Oregon Symphony, Arizona Musicfest, Peter Britt Music Festival and the Mainly Mozart Festival of San Diego. Since the summer of 2013 Russell has served as Principal Trumpet in the Music in the Mountains summer festival orchestra in Durango, Colorado.

 


Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
avalongardens.org

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
Sunday, Aug 26, 2018
Event Begins at 8:00 AM

Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage invites you to join in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and cultural enhancement. Our model community of 115+ men, women, and children is an experimental prototype intentional community designed to be replicated throughout the world, and is the largest EcoVillage in the United States. For more than 25 years, we have been working cooperatively to construct this learning center in an effort to share the fruits of our labor with other planetary citizens.

We are offering people, individuals and groups alike, the opportunity to come and learn about our method of sustainability through practical advice. We'll be providing the necessary knowledge and tools to replicate this model of living anywhere. The world is rapidly changing and many of our resources are being mismanaged and/or are in very short supply. It is with the utmost sense of responsibility and accountability that we share this wealth of information with you.

Two registration options: the all-inclusive VIP Access Pass includes 2 days of agricultural internship for a total 5-day seminar, $2,500. Register with the Standard Access Pass for a 3-day seminar, $2,000. Register one month or more in advance for a $200 discount.
Lodging and organic meals included.

Discounts available for missionaries and agricultural workers.  Call (520) 603-9932 to register or for more information.