Tuesday, December 6, 2011



Come by City Hall with a bag of canned goods 
and join me in creating a food drive sculpture
 in the City Hall lobby on Wednesday, December 7th from 6:00 PM - 7:30PM. 
Or come by anytime in December to add to the sculpture. 
Help us collect plenty of food this year for Brisbane residents and seniors in need. 
ART TO SOUP!
Brisbane Food Drive Sculpture
From soup to nuts, please bring canned and packaged foods to the Brisbane City Hall lobby during December.  Add your artistic flavor by arranging your food contributions into a daily evolving sculpture. Please add your food donations to the existing sculpture or go ahead and release your inner MICHAELCANGELO and rearrange the whole collection.

Our donations will be given to the Brisbane Police annual Holiday Food Drive 
and distributed to Brisbane residents in need.
(No glass, perishables, expired foods or bulk grains please.)


Brisbane City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8am – 5pm, Wednesday 8am – 8pm, Friday 8am – 1pm
For more information contact Wendy Ricks (415) 508-2114




Friday, July 23, 2010


Washing the Charging Bull on Wall Street with the Golden Rule

video


I wonder if the Golden Rule has any place on Wall Street. I began washing the iconic Charging Bull with a cloth that said LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. As I was scrubbing the bull clean, a group of Japanese tourists started rubbing the bull along with me. Maybe they thought it was for good luck and prosperity.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

All the rest is commentary... Golden Rule Art Show and Performance Art in New York -- On view at the JCC in Manhattan through July 30

All the rest is commentary... installed at the JCC in Manhattan
*Photo ©2010 Keith Moreau / SilverSpot Media

All the rest is commentary... presents the Golden Rule from 12 world religions as a core vision of global human relations. This series of printed linen table cloths typographically unifies these translated versions of the Golden Rule as authoritative messages. My exploration of this universal tenet magnifies inherent meaning and searches for new content and questions.


All the rest is commentary... installed at the JCC in Manhattan
Photo ©2010 Beth Grossman


Public Table Talk on the relationship of the Golden Rule to our free market system
Photo ©2010 Erv Grossman

I hosted two Table talks in the gallery open to public participation. The first Table Talk was on the relationship of the Golden Rule to our free market system. The second one was on a different perspective on investing; considering the Golden Rule as a guiding principle as we invest in our future: children, education and health care. Everyone was truly thoughtful, self-reflective, resourceful and did not try to blame "Wall Street." I was moved as I listened to everyone struggle with the ethical issues of how hard it is to walk the talk. As we talked, we wrote and drew notes directly on a white table cloth. The Table Talk conversations were recorded, photographed and filmed by Keith Moreau.


Financial Experts' Table Talk on the possibilities of the Golden Rule as a guiding principle in our financial system
Photo ©2010 Erv Grossman

I asked financial industry insiders to do a self-evaluation of how effectively current financial practices fulfill the needs of the community and to consider the feasibility of the Golden Rule as a new code of conduct on Wall Street. This Table Talk was a soul searching and sincerely personal conversation.

Financial experts writing notes on the Table Talk cloth document
Photo ©2010 Erv Grossman


Table cloths as banners on Wall Street at the now vacant JP Morgan Building
Photo ©2010 Keith Moreau / SilverSpot Media

While I was looking for financial experts to participate, we decided to take my art down to Wall Street. Angelisse Karol, Storrs Hoen, and Keith Moreau and I carried the table cloths with the Golden Rules down to the Stock Exchange. We stood with them on Wall Street as we talked with the public about the financial meltdown and the potential role of the Golden Rule in financial reform.


Table cloths as banners on Wall Street at the New York Stock Exchange
Photo ©2010 Keith Moreau / SilverSpot Media


Table cloths as banners on Wall Street at the New York Stock Exchange
Photo ©2010 Keith Moreau / SilverSpot Media


Golden Rule banners on Wall Street at the Federal Building with George Washington
Photo ©2010 Keith Moreau / SilverSpot Media


Golden Rule banners on Broadway at the Bull
Photo ©2010 Keith Moreau / SilverSpot Media


Beth washing the Charging Bull with a Golden Rule cloth
Photo ©2010 Keith Moreau / SilverSpot Media

At one point, I began washing the bronze bull with a cloth that said LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. As I was scrubbing the bull clean, a group of Japanese tourists started scrubbing the bull with me. I think they thought it was an act for good luck and prosperity.

Japanese tourists rubbing the bull
Photo ©2010 Keith Moreau / SilverSpot Media


I wish to say a special thank you to all of my friends and family who came out to New York to assist participate in this Golden Rule Project. Thank you for your gifts of time and support.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

All the rest is commentary...


All the rest is commentary…

Art Exhibit on the Golden Rule and Table Talk Performance Art Events

with Artist Beth Grossman at The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

May 25th – July 30th, 2010


This series of table cloths created for the JCC in Manhattan presents versions of the Golden Rule from twelve world religions,

honoring cultural differences while underscoring a shared sensibility.


Opening reception Wednesday, May 26th

with an artist talk from 6PM – 7PM and a wine reception from 7PM – 8PM


Table Talk Performance Art Events Financial Table Talk – Thursday, May 27 at 7:00 PM
Beth Grossman will host an unusual Table Talk discussion with financial experts on the topic of the Golden Rule and its relevance
to today’s free market system. The public is welcome to observe and listen in the conference room at the JCC in Manhattan.


Public Open Table Talks – Tuesday, May 25, 4:30 – 6:00PM and on Tuesday, June 1st from 1:30 – 3:00PM
As we consider social issues from within the context of the Golden Rule, our struggles for personal and social moral actions

will be visually documented on a tablecloth and audio recorded.


The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery at The JCC in Manhattan

334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th Street, New York NY 10023 www.jccmanhattan.org/arts 646.505.5708

Visit Beth Grossman’s website www.bethgrossman.com
Contact Beth:
beth@bethgrossman.com