All the rest is commentary...    The Sabbath Has Kept the Jews   Our Mother Mary Found  
 First Comes Love    Jewish Themes    Life in Diapers    Passages    Home in a Suitcase  
 Archives    Participatory Public Art
 
Seats of Power   Table Talk   Washing the Wall Street Bull
Bureau of Atmospheric Anecdata   de Young Museum
Voyage on the Volga   MichaelCANgelo: Art to Soup
War Time Pin-ups 1991   War Time Pin-ups 2003
Dreams for a Pure River  
 

Financial Reform Table Table with the Public Talk at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

 
Financial Reform Table Talk with Finance Experts at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan
Financial Reform Table Talk with the Public at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan
Israel and the Golden Rule Table Talk with Jewish Artists

 

These Table Talks were hosted while the United States Congress deliberated over a Financial Reform Bill and while my art exhibit All the rest is commentary… was on display at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan May – July 2010.

 
Public Financial Table Talk at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

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.

 
Photos ©2010 Megan Whitman