Materiality vs Spirituality: Eskimo Cultural Suicide in Nunavut With No Word or Concept for Future

November 29 Gilah will be traveling to Hanoi, Vietnam to give her presentation: Materiality vs Spirituality: Eskimo Cultural Suicide in Nunavut With No Word or Concept for Future, at the International Society for Academic Research on Shamanism (ISARS) conference: Expanding Boundaries: Ethnicity, Materiality and Spirituality which is being held at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi, Dec 1 – 4, 2017.

After the conference, she will spend three weeks on a comprehensive tour of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Dimensions of Spirituality: Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur & Sukkot

An Exchange Exhibition between the Jewish Artists Initiative of Southern California and Jewish Art Salon, NY

September 5 – November 30, 2017

Hosted by UJA Federation New York
130 E. 59th Street, New York, NY 10022

Gilah Yelin Hirsch is one of 24 JAI Artists chosen for this exhibition – included is her painting: Kol Eesha, 1999, oil on canvas, 32″ x 28”

Link to catalogue

Flesh and Stone, a Conversation Curated by Gilah Yelin Hirsch

September 7 – December 22, 2017

Cultural Art Center, California State University Dominguez Hills

36 photographs by Andy Romanoff paired with street photography by Scot Sothern.

Discussion with photographers moderated by Gilah Yelin Hirsch

First International Painters’ Symposium in Oaxaca, Mexico

Gilah has been invited to participate in the First International Painters’ Symposium in Oaxaca, Mexico, April 14-30.

Sponsored and supported by the art and culture branch of Mezcal d’oro, 20 artists will be toured through archeological, anthropological sites as well as artisanal villages during the first week and be given studios in the second to produce art based on their experiences.

An exhibition will follow and representative works of the artists will be acquired into the collection.

Kuno-la • Ngawangdhondup Narkyid • 7-6-1931 – 2-13-2017

It is with a heavy heart that I bring you the news of our dearly beloved Kuno-la’s passing at 9:05 PM, New Delhi time, February 13, 2017. Ngawangdhondup Narkyid, (Kuno), the Official Biographer of His Holiness the Dalai Lama embodied a great swath of Tibetan history which spanned the emergence of the Dalai Lama and Tibet from total obscurity to recognition on the world stage. Kuno-la’s illuminated presence radiated a profound actualization of Tibetan traditions and practices as he conveyed the Dalai Lama’s message of compassion throughout his far ranging visits. Kuno-la was born in a tiny Himalayan town to become the closest friend and confidant of the Dalai Lama while they were still boys in Lhasa. He was then entrusted with the great responsibility of being the Official Biographer of His Holiness.

Those of us who knew him realize that we were privileged to be close to a rare, holy yet essentially human individual. We strive to continue to share his compassion, love, care, truth, humor, justice and wisdom. With much love, Gilah