Bob Moskowitz, pianist
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Six images comprise ReConscience: a meditation which examines the relationship between a person and a photograph or painting. Each person was asked to choose a memento that evoked a particular memory or story.

i. In his recording studio, a musician ponders an image of his father taken during a dinner meeting with renowned cellist Pablo Casals. In 1967, clarinetist Milton Moskowitz was invited to play with the Casals Festival Orchestra in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His son Bob studies the photo, reflecting on his father’s passing in 1987.

ii. When the portrait of Margaret Graves playing violin was taken in the summer of 1974, thirteen-year-old Sanchie Bobrow couldn’t have realized that this woman would one day become an important inspiration in her life. The violinist/composer practices daily with the image of her late mentor perched nearby atop her piano.

iii. A banker remembers younger days of an edgier lifestyle at the height of the eighties new wave. Photographed freshly intoxicated by a friend at New York City’s Cat Club in 1987, Greg Canu remembers dressing in his best threads for a fun night out. How does this photo make him feel now? “I still love to revel in supreme nerdy cool,” he remarks.

iv. In “Ian 2000,” painter Sarah Yuster captures her son’s passion for skateboarding at a time when ten-year-old Ian was completely immersed in the sport. Yuster explains that the portrait of her son was meant to embrace the “breaking away” that every kid needs to experience, but she also remembers a boy with his delicacy and childlike features intact.

v. An Italian grandmother prepares dessert while a framed photo comes out of the china closet and onto the table for discussion. Concetta Manna was married in Naples, Italy on August 11, 1935. Her and her husband Nicola were on their way to a wedding the day that 1966 photograph was taken of them in their home. Now ninety-two, Concetta relives the details of that memorable day.

vi. A model-maker recounts his first new car, a sporty purple 1965 Chevy Impala SS quickly lost in an accident, but soon replaced early the next year with the same exact model. He reminisces over the photo taken by his late wife in the hot summer of ‘66, less than a year before the birth of their first son.
Sanchie Bobrow, violinist
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Greg Canu, banker
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Sarah Yuster, painter
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Concetta Manna, home maker
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John Manna, model maker
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