A signature CIVA activity has been its program of art tours. As expected, these travel programs are occasions to see great art. But they are often something more: opportunities for education, community, and even spiritual renewal. This fall, CIVA is offering two new travel tours for 2016. The first, in January 2016, is centered in Orvieto and the Umbrian region of Italy; the second, in May 2016, will be held in Paris.
Leading the Orvieto Tour (January 14-23, 2016) is John Skillen, Ph.D., who teaches at Gordon College and directs the Studio for Faith, Art, and History. This study tour is themed “Who Makes the Art Work?” From Rome to Florence, John knows the churches, museums, piazzas, public sculptures, and monasteries of the region intimately well and is a brilliant tour leader. Joining John as the CIVA host is Brian Moss. Brian is a singer/songwriter, who serves as Associate Pastor of Congregational Life at Orcas Island which is located in Eastsound, Washington. Pastors and other church leaders especially are invited to join this tour, but all are welcome. Have we whet your appetite for travel? If so, contact Brian Moss at email@example.com. See details, itinerary, and pricing in this PDF: CIVA Orvieto Tour, January 14-23, 2016 (PDF)
CIVA’s Paris Tour (May 10-16, 2016) is themed “Art and Christian Pilgrimage.” This tour will be led and hosted by Linda Stratford, Ph.D. Linda serves on CIVA’s Board of Directors, teaches art history at Asbury University, and leads the university’s Semester in Paris program. For Linda, the museums, churches, boulevards, and cafes of Paris are a second home. This tour differs from the Orvieto tour in one important respect. In reading the tour description, please note that the fee structure for this event is designed, in part, to raise funds for a CIVA-sponsored video curriculum Linda is producing in partnership with Nathan Clarke and Fourthlinefilms. To learn more about this tour, please contact Linda (who is, even now, in Paris) at firstname.lastname@example.org. See details, itinerary, and pricing in this PDF: CIVA Paris Tour, May 10-16, 2016 (PDF)