Art & Spirit: Making the Connections
October 12 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ArtLab, 156 S. Broad St., Brevard N.C.
Center for Spiritual Wisdom and ArtLab are collaborating to offer a day-long event Saturday, Oct. 12 to explore the intersection of art and spirituality.
Many spiritual persons use art and art-making to deepen and enrich their spiritual practice, and artists often draw from their spiritual identities to broaden and diversify their creative expression and generativity. How do spirituality and art intersect for you? What practices do you use, or wish you understood better, to pierce the veil between these two ways of being and understanding the world? There are many, many spiritual practices that bring meaning, and equally numerous ways of participating in the arts. Individually or in community, we are hoping to explore some of the avenues open to all of us as we seek to open our experiences to more wonder, joy, and meaning.
We are hoping this meeting will be the first in a series for those who want an opportunity to slow down, cultivate mindfulness, and reconnect, with others, to the beauty of the world around us. Are you interested in creativity, sharing, building community, and self-discovery? If so, we invite you to join us for an exploration of Art & Spirit.
This one day retreat will be led by Nancy E. Richards, an artist with experience facilitating group explorations as a chaplain, educator, counselor, and friend. We will examine our own definitions of Spirit, both formal and informal, and how art, whether created by ourselves or others, can not only enrich us intellectually, but also deepen the connection to Spirit in our lives.
No previous art experience is necessary . . . just an open mind, and a willingness to explore and create. All supplies will be provided, and support in using the materials will be offered. Likewise, no particular experience of spirituality is required. Just come as you are, with questions and your own experience. We will spend some time in contemplation, some in sharing, and some in making a bit of art.
Please bring your own lunch and dress comfortably. Weather permitting, we will try to have a little time outside.
Fee is $85 per person. To register, please click here at ArtLab's web site.