I am a contemporary artist concerned with celebration and healing. I am deeply influenced by two key instructions for life, which are communicated to every Jewish child: “pursue justice” and “repair the world”. My work uses tradition to connect people and inspire activism. As a community builder and artist-in-residence I enjoy working in close collaboration with organizations, community members, students, and other artists. Most of the materials I use are locally resourced and renewable or re-purposed.
- Dwelling Place Sukkah, at Maine Jewish Museum,
August 26th - September 29.
September 22nd, 5 p.m., Southern Maine Hillel celebrates Sukkot with soup and bagels.
Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress Street, Portland, Maine, retrospective exhibition, includes pieces not shown before and new work: CELEBRATION, TRADITION, AND CHANGE opening reception 5-8pm July 11, 2013, First Friday Artwalks 5-8pm July 5 and August 2, 2013
Artist talk August 22, 7 p.m. at the Maine Jewish Museum.
Marc Epstein, award winning author and professor of religion and culture at Vassar College, has said of this show “Cinnamon accomplishes simultaneously in her current show at the Maine Jewish Museum what some artists dream of doing for lifetimes and never accomplish.. in creating her powerful, poetic, and moving pieces, Cinnamon is able to give back to the earth-melding the intensity of nature in all its wildness and unpredictability with the nurture of an ancient tradition, some six thousand years of story-telling.. She is a storyteller through ritual, and a ritualist through the telling of stories.” For expanded review, click here.
Art Kibbutz New York, International Artists Colony: THE JEWISH WALTZ WITH PLANET EARTH. Shemah: Listen. A collaborative installation based on the Hebrew letter Shin launched at Eden Village Lake in Putnam Valley, NY.
DWELLING PLACE: SUKKAH September 22, 2013, Southern Maine Hillel celebrates Sukkot, 5 to 7 pm at Maine Jewish Museum. See Southern Maine Hillel on Facebook.
HEALING ARTS & CREATING SPACES FOR EMOTIONAL RENEWAL InterProfessional Education Collaborative at University of New England, Portland, Maine. October 2011.
VISUAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE for the International Affairs Conference at Star Island, NH, July 2011.
LINDA AND JOEL ABROMSON FUND AWARD 2011
Asherah Cinnamon and Scott Fuller receive OLYMPIC FIVE RINGS AWARD, International Olympic Landscape Sculpture Competition and Exhbitions, Beijing, Summer 2008.
“We were honored to meet and receive our award from survivors of the May12 Earthquake, whose determination and heroism were graphically acknowledged during the Ceremonies. I am also humbled and pleased to have had this opportunity to get to know wonderful and talented sculptors from all over the world. This competition is a model of peaceful international dialog in the true spirit of the Olympics.”
— Asherah Cinnamon