Upcoming Presentations

Compassion Arts and Culture & Animals Festival

The Rabbit Hole

I have been invited to give a presentation at the Compassion Arts and Culture & Animals Festival

Singer-songwriter Joy Askew and poet Gretchen Primack will join me for a my presentation connecting song, spoken word and art to reveal our complex, tragic, and indispensable relationship with other animals. (60 Minutes)

Reflections on Beasts of Burden by Jane O’Hara with Joy Askew & Gretchen Primack
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:30pm
Leonard Nimoy Theatre at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at West 95th St, NYC

CLICK HERE for tickets
or visit Symphony Space Box Office
2537 Broadway at West 95th St, NYC

Compassion Arts and Culture & Animals Festival to benefit the Culture & Animals Foundation
Saturday, Oct 21st: 1:45pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, Oct 22nd: 1:45pm & 7:30pm

Past Presentations

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PACE University

Animals and Culture in Art

Jane O'Hara's slide presentation of artwork with musician Joy Askew and poet Gretchen Primack for Compassion Arts, Earth Month at PACE

April 13th 9am-10:30am
Pace University
Kessel Campus Center
Butcher Suite
861 Bedford Rd
Pleasantville, NY

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Worcester Art Museum

Talking about painting

Here I'm talking about my painting Nothin for You Here

Animals and Nature in Art
Presentation of my work October 21, 2015
Opening event for Compassion Arts Festival

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Courage of Conscience Award

Courage of Conscience Award

The Peace Abbey, an interfaith organization committed to the study and practice of nonviolence, honors individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves through humanitarian causes and peace and social justice activism. The 2015 Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Awards will be presented in Duxbury, MA this year. Awards were given in the areas of social activism, the environment, spirituality and the arts. The ceremony took place at the First Parish Church in Duxbury April 11, 2015.

“Jane O’Hara's painted screen Sacrifice, blends the plight of animals, mindless consumerism and Western religious thought as it attires its subjects with liturgical vestments adorned with corporate logos. The painting acts as a prism which poses the existential question of whether a visit to a fast-food restaurant or circus, or purchasing items tested on animals is tantamount to a betrayal of our most sacred, biblically rooted obligation to be good stewards of the Earth and all its creatures. O'Hara's Sacrifice upholds this unholy alliance as sacred by virtue of the questions it invariably asks. Sacrifice holds a unique place in the annals of thought-provoking, contemporary art.”

Lewis M. Randa, Founder/Director, The Life Experience School and The Peace Abbey Foundation