Transformation and Transitions: Healing through Art, Photography, Ritual and Poetry

Saturday, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm -- May 20, 6:30-9 pm

What: Open Spirit and Ma’yan Tikvah host a Gallery Talk-discussion about healing spiritually and psychologically through art, photography, ritual and poetry in conjunction with a current exhibit “Spring: FearLess, LoveMore”: a photography show featuring Nicci Meadow with poems by Mary Oliver. 

Panelists Rev. Dr. Debbie Clark, Rabbi Katy Allen, Nicci Meadow, E. Catherine Loula, M.D. and Linda Klein, MA, MFA, discuss how art, photography, ritual and poetry support healing, spiritual nourishment, personal growth and human connection.  Guests are encouraged to bring a Mary Oliver poem they would like to share.  Following the discussion, a Havdalah service will mark the transition between the Sabbath and the workweek.

Nicci Meadow’s photos on display at Open Spirit include representations of transformation, transitions and re-birth.  Nicci is a local photographer, artist, jewelry designer, lawyer  and non-profit consultant living in Framingham.

When: Saturday, May 20, 6:30– 9:00 pm, panel presentations begin at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Open Spirit, 39 Edwards Street, Edwards Hall, Saxonville Neighborhood, Framingham

RSVP: Register below or email

Ma‘yan Tikvah Ma’yan Tikvah (A Wellspring of Hope – is an independent congregation literally without walls that provides a home for those seeking an alternative way of encountering Judaism though outdoor services and intimate learning opportunities?  It provides a place of hope and trust for those seeking a meaningful connection to Judaism and personal and communal experiences of the sacred through ritual and holiday observance, study, prayer, encounters with the natural world, care of the environment, righteous acts, and loving kindness. 

Mary Oliver is a private person by nature and prefers to let her work speak for itself. Having written that, for purposes of a Media Alert, she has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize and the NYT says she is the country’s best selling poet. 

 For  More Information Contact: Rabbi Katy AllenPhone: 508-358-5996 email:; Rev. Dr. Debbie Clark, 508-877-8162; email:; Nicci Meadow, 617-290-7506, email:

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