The first condition, therefore, that any mythology must fulfill if it is to render life to modern lives is that of cleansing the doors of perception to the wonder, at once terrible and fascinating, of ourselves and of the universe of which we are the ears and eyes and the mind.
Joseph Campbell from “Myths to Live By”
For ten years artist, Charles McGill (please see bio below) watched, studied, and took notes on the MGM classic “The Wizard of Oz.” It became almost an obsession. McGill identified Dorothy’s quest as the “hero’s journey” described by Joseph Campbell. The more he watched, the more significance he found in each step taken via the yellow-brick road. Now, as he’s preparing his notes for possible publication, Charles will share his fascinating observations with Peekskill’s arts community. For the First Monday Salon in June, we will watch the movie together, (popcorn gratis) after a brief introduction in which Charles McGill will provide a few tips for viewing. After the screening, McGill will share his insights and discoveries with the audience. This will be the best salon ever! Please arrive before 6:00 pm, as we’ll start the program