Monday, December 23, 2013

Photographs by Linda Bock-Hinger on Display at Bernardsville Library

"Tuscan Street (Rooms)"
Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present “Travels Through Tuscany,” an exhibition of photographs by Linda Bock-Hinger, during the month of January, 2014.  There will be an opening reception on Sunday, January 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Ms. Bock-Hinger, a resident of Bedminster, loves to travel and record people and places around the world with her camera.  Her photos chronicle her global travels from Australia to Zanzibar, and her work has been shown in solo exhibitions, juried art and photography shows, public buildings and museums, private homes and corporate offices, and has appeared in several publications in this country and others.  Her international photographs have won many awards and prizes. 

Ms. Bock-Hinger explains, “It starts with opening the mind and heart along with the eye to capture a feeling; then I catch it with my camera.”  She has photographed Masai tribes in East Africa, villages in the Middle East and China, ancient ruins in Cambodia, temples in India, labyrinth souks in Morocco, wild animal safaris on the Serengeti, dancers in Bali, pyramids in Egypt, fishermen on the Amazon River, and Native Americans at PowWow.  Her photographs aim to make the viewer feel a connection to her subjects and thereby experience their lives and places in the world.  In her travels around the world, Ms. Bock-Hinger has had the opportunity to meet many people and learn of cultures and lifestyles different from her own, at the same time learning how similar we all are in hopes, dreams, and values. 

Linda Bock-Hinger went from photography as avocation to profession after her retirement in 2000 from a career in education.  She has studied photography and art and now combines them into artography, which uses photographs as the cornerstone of her mixed media work.  Currently both of her art forms may be seen and purchased in solo and group art shows and galleries.  She also teaches photography.

This exhibition will be on view in the library’s Community Room during regular library hours unless a meeting is in progress.  For further information, please call the library at 908-766-0118.

Splendid Life Meditation at Bernardsville Library

Basking Ridge resident Fauzia Burke will lead the next monthly guided meditation session at Bernardsville Public Library on Friday, January 3 at 10:00 am.  Ms. Burke’s style of meditation incorporates many cultural traditions and uses the power of word and imagery to facilitate a meditative experience; there is no right or wrong way, no particular way to sit, or words to say.  Each experience is honored as unique and can help reduce stress, generate creativity, and create positive energy.  

“Our intention for these gatherings is to find peace and serenity through a practice of regular meditations, and to develop a community for support and friendship,” says Ms. Burke.  She has been meditating for over 15 years and leading meditation groups for twelve years. By day, she is the President and Founder of FSB Associates, an Internet marketing firm that promotes books and authors on the Web.  She lives in Basking Ridge with her husband and two daughters, and volunteers to lead the Splendid Life meditations in an effort to help others achieve the peace of mind and inspiration that she has found through mediation. 

There is no charge to attend the program, and no sign-up is required.  No experience in meditation is necessary.  Bring a journal and pen, and wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.  For further information, call the library at 908-766-0118.