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.
Coming in May, 2013 Shemah: Listen. A collaborative installation based on the Hebrew letter Shin launched at Eden Village Lake in Putnam Valley, NY.
Maine Jewish Museum, upcoming solo show: CELEBRATION, TRADITION, AND CHANGE opening reception 5-8pm July 11, 2013, First Friday Artwalks 5-8pm July 5 and August 2, 2013
Art Kibbutz New York, International Artists Colony: THE JEWISH WALTZ WITH PLANET EARTH. May 2013
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
FRIENDSHIP IN HARD TIMES: a contemporary art installation. The first stage of the project was shown in 2010 at the University of New England Art Gallery. The project began with group work sessions and brightly colored braids made from recycled plastic bags to explore the concept of friendship in contemporary times. The completed project was showcased in a solo show in several storefront windows at Biddeford, Maine 2011.
THE SPIRIT OF TREES: Solo exhibition of wood sculptures and photographs, Temple Shalom Synagogue-Center, Auburn, Maine, April 2009
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