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#vasfagh-5:Max Highstein is a healer. Though his music is carefully thought out and arranged, he believes its the positive energy and feelings conveyed through his music that effects listeners. The son of a medical doctor, Highstein has always been a musician, but for several years after college he studied Oriental Medicine, philosophy, and metaphysics.
"My work in alternative healing eventually bridged back into music," he explains. "One day I sat at my piano improvising for a friend who said she could feel the musical energy in different parts of her body. Soon I began thinking in terms of making music to help people heal themselves."
Highstein has degrees in Jazz Improvisation, Counseling, and Spiritual Psychology. His album, The Healing Waterfall; A Guided Musical Journey has been a mainstay in metaphysical bookstores nation wide for over 10 years.
Max divides his time between producing music and designing graphics for print and the Web. He's a fly fishing enthusiast, and an equestrian, shown here with an old friend, Hondo. You can find out more about Highstein and his various pursuits by visiting his web sites, Desert Heart Multimedia, and Max Highstein Recording.
#vasfagh-6:Stephen M. Highstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Otolaryngology
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology Our laboratory studies the neurophysiology and correlative morphology of the central and peripheral vestibular system. We are interested in the cellular determinants of the response dynamics of the vestibular semicircular canal afferent nerves. We are also presently concentrating on a study of neural plasticity (motor learning) in the vestibulo-ocular reflex of a small primate, the squirrel monkey. We have a long term interest in the central nervous system efferent control of the vestibular and auditory systems and in the synaptic organization of the neural circuits responsible for the generation and control of ocular gaze. Our overall goal is to understand the neural basis for the behavior of the organism, particularly behavior controlled by the brainstem
Stephen M. Highstein M.D., Ph.D. Professor Born:8\23\39 Maryland
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. Troy, NY B.S. 1961
Univ. of Maryland Med. Sch. Balto. MD M.D. 1965
Univ. of Tokyo Fac. Med. Tokyo, Japan Ph.D.
1962 Summer Fellow, Dept. of Biology, California Institute of Technology, CA
1963-64 Co-worker, Physiology, Univ. of Maryland, MD
1965-66 Intern in Medicine, Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
1966-69 Resident in Neurology, Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY
1969-72 Fellow, Physiology, Univ. of Tokyo, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
1972-73 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Neurology, Mt. Sinai Hosp. NY
1973-74 Assistant Professor, Neurology, Mt. Sinai Hosp. NY
1974-76 Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
1976-81 Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
1981-83 Professor, Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
1983- Professor, Otolaryngology, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington
University Medical School, St. Louis, MO
1980-83 Member, Communicative Sciences Study Section, NIH
1983-84 Chairman, Hearing Research Study Section, NIH
1989-92 Member, Society for Neuroscience, Program Committee
1990 Member, Panal for National Strategic Research Plan NIDCD
1990- Senior Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory
1992- Editor, Journal of Neurophysiology
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Born in Baltimore, MD 1942
1959/63 University of Maryland, BA Philosophy
1963/65 University of Chicago, two years post graduate study in philosophy
1966 New York Studio School, one years study of drawing
1967/70 Royal Academy Schools, London, England, Post-Graduate Diploma in Art
Lives and works in New York, NY and Salem, NYSELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS 2001 "Ulrich Wellmann, Ann Ledy, Jene Highstein," Stark Gallery, New York“ "Jene Highstein: Two Rooms with Ten Doors,� Art Museum, University of Memphis, TN 2000 "Jene Highstein Recent Sculpture and Drawings," Grant Selwyn fine Arts, L.A.
"Room with Ten Doors," University of Hartford, Joseloff Gallery, West Hartford, CT
"A Gentle Cut," set design for dance performance, ELD Dance Company, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. 1999 Stark Gallery/Crosby Street Project Space, New York
Pamela Auchincloss/Project Space, New York
"Byen Viso," set design for dance performance, ELD Dance Company, premiere at Dansens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
"Three Lives and Something" and "Stalling into Elation," set design for Nina Winthrop and Dancers, St. Marks Church In The Bowery, NY 1998 "Jene Highstein," Todd Gallery, London, UK
"Stairway to Heaven," Jene Highstein Sculpture and Drawing, Anders Tonberg gallery, Lund, Sweden
"Jene Highstein Sculpture and Drawings," Hill Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
"Room," Contemporary Culture, Dallas, TX
"Jene Highstein," Stark Gallery, New York SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
City of Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Collection Panza di Biumo, Varese, Italy
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
Grove Isle Sculpture Garden, Miami, FL
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
Musee Plein Air, Paris, France
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Garden , Govenor State University, University Park, IL
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
David and Alfred Smart Museum, Chicago, IL
Solomon R, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Grants, Awards, Residencies

1974 Change, Inc - sculpture
1975 Creative Artists Public Service - sculpture
Theo Doran Award, 9th Paris Biennale - sculpture
1976 National Endowment For The Arts - sculpture
1977 National Endowment For The Arts printmaking
Residency at Mickery Theatre in Amsterdam with Mabou Mines Theatre Co.
1978 National Endowment For The Arts - sculpture
1979 Creative Artists Public Service - sculpture
1980 John Simon Guggenheim Award - sculpture
1984 National Endowment For The Arts sculpture
1990 Residency at Wanas Sculpture Park, Sweden
1992 St. Gauden's Memorial Prize sculpture
1994 National Endowment For The Arts sculpture
1998 International Artist Studio Program Residency, Stockholm, Sweden

Collaborative Performances

In the 1970's I worked with the Mabou Mines Theatre Co. making sets for their productions and also produced collaborative work with them.
In the 1990's I have worked with Nina Winthrop Dancers and The Hanne Tierney Co.

Public Commissions

City of Lincoln, Nebraska
Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
General Mills Corp., Minneapolis
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis
Rutgers Univ. New Brunswick, NJ
Wanås Sculpture Park, Sweden
Laumier Sculpture Park, St. Louis
Panza di Biumo for Villa Lifta, Varese, Italy
BAM NEXT WAVE Festival Flatland
Mabou Mines Arc Welding Piece

since 1973 Visiting Artist at the following institutions:
Univ. of Illinois, Univ. of Calif. at Fresno, C.W. Post College,
Yale Univ., Sarah Lawrence College, Emily Carr College Of Art in Vancouver,
Rutger Univ., Miami-Dade Community College, Tyler School of Art,
SUNY Albany, Rhode Island School of Design, Vermont Studio Center,
Brandeis Univ.
Visiting Professor at the following institutions:
UCLA, Boston Museum School, Granbrook Academy of Art.
Instructor at The School of Visual Arts and New York University
During 1996 Visiting Lecturer at Harvard University
During 1998 Visiting Distinguished Professor at SMU in Dallas

#vasfagh-8:Internationally known sculptor Jene Highstein stands inside his Room with Ten Doors installation at the Joseloff Gallery. The room was a model for a large-scale sculpture that would be three to five times larger. Highstein said the work represents his continued involvement over two decades with a vocabulary of forms that share an affinity with the natural landscape as well as architecture. Highstein’s sculpture has been the subject of more than 100 one-person and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad.
Each scene as viewed through the doorways and the open roof of the Jene Highstein installation Room with Ten Doors is different and fluid. The exhibition at the Joseloff Gallery, which ran from April 12 to May 31, was composed of two separate yet related piecesâ€"a wall 35 feet long by 10 feet high and a small passageway leading to the elliptically shaped, stucco-walled room measuring 7 feet tall by 24 feet long. Highstein said the two structures are linked by scale and the transformation of space