Continuing Community

Thanks to all of those that made it out to the Symposium on Faith & Art last Monday, it truly was a very special evening.  It is exciting to see so many of you seeking to grow as artists and joining in this wonderful community within our church.  I hope you took the time to meet someone you perhaps had not yet met and also that this evening was as inspiring and encouraging to you as it was for me.  To all those who were unable to attend, you were greatly missed, and we hope you can make it to the next Symposium coming up sometime in August.  

The topic of this last Symposium, for those unable to attend, was Beauty and Splendor.  I think this is such an important topic for us to consider as believing artists.  Jeffery Guy gave us some insight into this topic by reminding us about our nature and purpose as believing artists.  

I would really encourage everyone within our community to use this blog as a forum to continue our discussions from that evening, and even let this be a venue to share what you have been working on. 
So with that being said I would like to submit a question for discussion:

As Believing Artists, how does beauty shape your creative processes?

Also I would like to remind everyone of the 5X15 night coming up on Monday June 8th at 7:30.  This evening will be an opportunity for you, the community, to share and hear what others do.  You can read something, act, dance, give a presentation of your artwork, sing a song, but you only get 5 minutes and there are only 15 slots available, so be sure to email Jeffery Guy or myself if you would be interested, and let us know what you would be planning to share.  Remember space is limited so email one of us ASAP!

Trinity Artist Community groups meet the first Tuesday of every month at either Octane or Carroll Street Cafe.  This gives us a chance to further build relationships with our fellow artists up at the church, share what we have been doing, and encourage one another in our artistic endeavors.

Finally, I would like to share with you a prayer found in the Book of Common Prayer, that I think is really quite appropriate for us, in this community:

O God, whom saints & angels delight to worship in heaven: Be ever present with your servants who seek through art & music to perfect the praises offered by your people on earth; & grant to them even now glimpses of your beauty, & make them worthy at length to behold it unveiled for evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Christ be with you as you create.

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