Art Colloquium / Sam Connour
About a month ago we kicked our first quarterly Art Colloquium gathering - artists and art enthusiasts in our church family coming together to encourage one another, learn more about each other's work and talk about the intersection of art and faith. At that first gathering we interviewed Erin Bourne and learned a little more about her story as well as her mosaic work and I laid some groundwork for our future gatherings by talking a little bit about the distinctions between art for the church, art from the church and art under the sun. We're making plans for our next quarterly gathering in January which will include more of the same - interviews with artists, a featured speaker or discussion moderator, mingling & food - but in the meantime we have a few upcoming events you may be interested in!
ADVENT GROUP ART INSTALLATION
On Wednesday night, November 29th from 6-9pm we'll be working together on a group art installation to display in the sanctuary for our Advent season. If you like to create and work with your hands, we'd love for you to join us in this project!
Wednesday evening, December 6th we'll be gathering at my place for an informal discussion of the last chapter of Jaroslav Pelikan's "Fools For Christ: Essays on the True, the Good, and the Beautiful". Bring your thoughts and a bottle of wine to share!
I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from that book and pray that it stirs you and compels your mind and heart towards worship in all its shapes and forms on this cold, blustery weekend!
- Sam Connour, Music & Art Director