Photos from Hego and Christine
Christine, Patrick, Hego and Caroline
Grand Central Station: Dagmar Oeser, Krisztina,
and Hego, Gabor
Photos from Katarina and Stefan
NYC: Steve, Joe, Carla & Stefan
Carla, Kat, Steve and Joe
At a NYC Diner
From the top of ESB
Meeting at the top of ESB: Carla, Stefan, Kat & Krisz
Krisz, Kat, Gabor. Steve and Carla
Times Square: lady from the Chicago musical
In Carla's kitchen
The party in Carla and Steve's home
Stacey Ward Kelley + Gabor
Left: Doug Kinsey
Linda Domanoski and Krisz Asztalos
Middle: Carla Lensen
Linda Domanoski, Jeffrey Hellman &
Carla Lensen, Hego Goevert and Carla Goldberg
Mirca Council except for Martin Bonnici
Carol Flaitz and Stacie Freudenberg
Mount Beacon Fine Art Gallery
Nay Tin Myint, Maura Stephens and
Nay Tin Myint, former leader of Aung
San Suu Kyi’s
security detail who was later imprisoned and tortured
Burma officials and today is the Secretary NLD (USA)
Representative from Amnesty NY
Eileen, gallery owner
A panel discussion on Burma
and Aung San Suu Kyi will take place at Mount Beacon Fine Art Gallery in
Beacon, NY is set for February 14th, 2009 during the opening of the art
exhibit FREEDOM & ART- a collaboration of international artists of the
Mirca Art Group.
The Panel members are:
Nay Tin Myint-Former Burmese political prisoner and Secretary of NLD-LA
Maura Stephens-a longtime professional journalist who spent 19 years at
Newsweek and Newsweek International magazine.
Stacie Freudenberg- a photojournalist and a frequent contributor to the
Associated Press, Chicago Tribune and has had numerous editorials grace
the NY Times.
Jeffrey Hellman-a Filmmaker poet, artist, activist.
Award winning poet, Jeffrey aims his words predominately towards the humanitarian
crisis in Burma. As a senior in high school Jeffrey was awarded an internship at
Crossroads Films and a scholarship to Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School for his film
"Suppressed Freedom" from the Matthew S. Hisiger Film Foundation.
Now a graduate with a degree in Film, Photography, & Visual Arts B.F.A., he is a
spokesperson for the International Campaign for Freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and
Burma, a producer for World Dharma's Burma Project USA/Canada, a film producer/
director/editor for the Burma Global Action Network, a filmmaker for the Coalition
Against Trafficking in Women, and a proud volunteer for the US Campaign for Burma.
Jeffrey is currently co-producing/co-directing with filmmaker, Changhee Chun, Honoring
Home, a feature length documentary about Burmese Freedom Fighter, U Han Lin and
the plight of his homeland for MBC. He is also working for MyPeace Media LLC. and
Video Note, which is based out of Cornell University. Jeffrey believes that if we all
come together united for an, "International Campaign for Freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi
and Burma" as his late teacher U Han Lin said, "Burma will be Free."
Endorsement for Jeffrey Karl Hellman
"I would like to emphasize that among Jeff's numerous and remarkable talents, it is his compassion
for alleviating human suffering, his commitment to elevating universal human rights, and his calm
working presence that makes him so outstanding."
Kyi May Kaung- an Artist, economist, activist, Burmese exile.
Nay Tin Myint is Secretary of NLD-LA (USA). In 1988 uprising, He was a
final year student at the RU and a General Secretary of Tri- Color
Student Front and a leader of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's Security Guard. He
was a co-founder of NLD & a leader of NLD (Youth). He was arrested and
sentenced 4 years and released in 1992. He was arrested again in 1993
and was sentenced 20 years. He stayed in solitary confinement more than7
years and mental & physical tortured day by day by the regime;
consequently, he was paralyzed two times because he was hobbled iron
shackles & iron bars between his legs. He is also one of the founders
and leaders of "88 Generation Student. He organized several campaigns
before he left from Burma. He left from Burma to Thai border on May 25,
2007. He is a central committee of NLD LA (H.Q) and a coordinator of CMM
(Committee of Mass Movement). He has migrated to the US on April, 2008.
Maura Stephens is a longtime professional journalist, writer, editor,
actor, humanitarian, and public educator and speaker. She has also been
an entrepreneur, having started up two companies.
From 2004, soon after first meeting a Burmese refugee named Han Lin who
worked at Ithaca College, until 2007 Stephens was the chief policy
strategist and U.S. spokesperson for the International Campaign for
Freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma. On behalf of this grass-roots
activist group struggling nonviolently to bring peace, democracy, and
freedom to the Burmese people who have been crushed by a brutal military
regime, she has written numerous policy papers and corresponded with
political leaders and top diplomats of more than 20 members of the
United Nations. She was also a primary international English-language
media representative for the organization and has been interviewed by
Stephens spent 19 years at Newsweek and Newsweek International magazine
in various capacities, from researcher to reporter to general editor. In
1995 she become the founding editor and CEO of an early Internet
venture, an extensive database and “e-zine.\x94 Since 1997 Stephens has
worked as editor of ICView magazine, the magazine of Ithaca College.
Stephens also programs visits of distinguished visitors and lectures in
Her columns for openDemocracy.net, a UK-based online magazine of
politics and culture, deal with topics including torture; the plight of
the Burmese people under a tyrannical military regime; the Irish economy;
and her recommendations for peace in Iraq. She has written for Alternet,
Organic Gardening, Attach\xE9, New Age Journal, Salon.com, and Bookpress,
among other publications.
Artist's work confirmed so far:
Derek T. Grey
Linda A. Murphy
Photos from Krisztina Asztalos
There's something right about this picture
At times there were lots of people standing
in the back because there were no seats.
Photos from Stacie Freudenberg
Martin Bonnici, online via Skype, is given
the tour of the kitchen.
Books were signed by artists present and
later put on sale at the gallery.