This April 5-9, 2016, Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality invites you to an experience of contemplation and creativity in an atmosphere of monastic hospitality and peace.
Artists and those who love art are welcome to a retreat, Lumen Christi; An Easter Encounter with Art at the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical monastery on Cape Cod, MA. This art and spirituality immersion will include lectures by the world renowned author, art historian, and museum curator Msgr. Timothy Verdon of Florence, Italy, on the themes of light, resurrection and rebirth. Quiet times of worship and prayer in the Church of the Transfiguration, and conversation with fellow pilgrims, will serve as a counterpoint to these stimulating lectures!
A smaller group of participants may attend in a studio workshop led by artist Gabriele Wilpers from Essen, Germany. In the workshop, participants will explore acrylic based panel painting in combination with other materials such as sand, marble powder, crackle finish or gold dust, based on the Japanese Kintsugi technique. Kintsugi, a practice of repairing broken ceramic objects with gold dust and other materials to celebrate the flaws, can actually be a metaphor for life, finding value in the missing pieces, cracks and chips, and seeing beauty in the unexpected and undervalued. The studio experience will provide opportunity for mentoring, discussion and reflection. Come for a day of lectures, worship, and meals, or set aside four days to immerse yourself in a world of creativity and Easter joy.