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What is an artist’s vocation, and how do we nurture and sustain it? What does the work of the artist do for others?
How does Art Work?
That is the focusing question for the first ever CIVA Symposium in New York City. CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) is a non-profit organization that has been committed to serving artists and arts professionals for 35 years. This event stands as the fruit of the labor of artists of faith who have been impacted by CIVA’s international community, and is a timely opportunity to explore the complex and important relationship between art and vocation. It is fitting that we would jump into this important question to celebrate our anniversary, we are holding the “How Art Works” symposium this October.
Wayne Adams, President of the CIVA Board of Directors and Brooklyn based artists says: “Many of us in CIVA have felt an increasing need for regional conversations that not only explore prescient issues in contemporary art, but also strengthen the community of artists and arts professionals within a particular area.“
This one-day CIVA symposium is an excellent opportunity to consider the deep issues facing artists and the church and learn from leaders in the field offering practical solutions. The program includes three structured conversations between invited speakers and audience members on vocation, the language of art, and how to navigate the art world.
In keeping with the theme of How Art Works, the symposium will host a free art exhibition and networking event at All Angels Church on Friday evening, October 10. On October 11, the complete 9 – 5 program will be held at The King’s College. On October 12, the Sunday to follow, an optional guided museum experience by Daniel Siedell will be given at the MoMA for a limited number of attendees on a first-come first-serve basis.
How Art Works showcases internationally known speakers and artists including: Daniel Siedell, The King’s College; Kelly Crow, The Wall Street Journal; Kathryn Reklis, Fordham University; Taylor Worley, Union University; John Silvis, Founder of Outlet Gallery; and Eleanor Heartney, well-known contemporary critic and author. Join us in New York from October 9-12 to learn from and interact with well-known artists, scholars, designers, filmmakers, collectors, curators, and faith leaders from across the country.
Discounted entry for early registration by October 1, 2014 is available at civa.org/how-art-works
About CIVA: Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) is an international non-profit membership organization that has supported artists of faith for 35 years. CIVA’s broad range of programs including events, publications, traveling exhibits, and community collaborations work to grow the art and faith movement both in the Church and in culture. CIVA’s worldwide network includes artists, art professors, art critics, curators, collectors, universities, galleries, museums, libraries, churches, art ministries, art institutions and organizations. Learn more at CIVA.org/membership