This is a collaborative project between the healing and creative arts. The concept was born out of the desire to gain a deeper understanding of a healing system that integrates sound healing with Chinese Medicine.
The exhibit showcases the works of painter Marj Morani, poet Meredith Davies Hadaway, and musician Jeff Davis in collaboration with Chinese medicine and Acutonics® practitioner, Valentina Morani. The works on display and in performance resulted from Acutonics (sound) and acupuncture treatments focused on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, which are meridians that have the potential to access and enhance the creative spirit.
The kick-off for the exhibit began with a Creative Lives talk and performance at RiverArts Gallery in Chestertown, Maryland—Thursday, August 2, 2018. We were excited to see seventy members of the community had filled the 50-seat capacity venue in the Main Gallery space. Acupuncturist and Acutonics® senior faculty Valentina Morani spoke about the goal of the exhibit and the artists Marj Morani, Jeff Davis, and Meredith Davies Hadaway gave accounts of their experience with the Eight Extraordinary Vessel treatments and how the treatments affected their creative process and more importantly their lives.
Marj shared some of her work via projection, Meredith read selected poetry, and Jeff Davis performed a handful of the compositions each created for this exhibit. Contributing musicians Valentina Morani played Tibetan and Crystal bowls; Rebekah Hock on Oboe; and Nevin Dawson on Viola.
Creative Lives talk and performance:
Thursday, August 2, 7pm
Friday, August 3, 2018, 5pm-8pm
(through September 3, 2018)
315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11am -5:30pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm
Web Image: Marj Morani – Yin Wei
Jeff got the opportunity to perform two of the compositions with his good friends Joe Holt on Piano and Ray Anthony on drums at the Mainstay in Rock Hall, Maryland. Performed with piano, bass, and drums added another feel to the numbers The Yang Qaio and the Dai Mai.
Extraordinary Journey: Expressing Spirit Through Art & Medicine
is funded by
The Institute for Integrative Health.