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January 2021

With Word and Song Exhibition

January 1 - March 10
First Presbyterian Church, 9751 Bonita Beach Rd. SE
Bonita Springs, FL 34135 United States
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With Word and Song includes collagraphs, painting, and collages that incorporate musical facsimiles, as well as Sandra Bowden's most beloved textural pieces. Her visual imagery is a provocative example of art centered both figuratively and literally in word. Bowden views the musical score as a kind of language that transcends written languages and also see music as one of the richest historical influences of the church culture. 

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February 2021

Without Moving, Tondos by Tim Lowly – Virtual Conversation

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - March 13 @ 5:00 pm CST
Hofheimer Gallery, 4823 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Join Tim Lowly and others for a virtual conversation about his show Without Moving, Tondos at the Hofheimer Gallery on Saturday, February 13 at 4 pm.  The exhibition runs from February 5-27, 2021. About the show: Since she was born in 1985, Tim Lowly’s daughter Temma has figured increasingly prominently in his art. Over time he’s come to think of the work related to her as being an ongoing, multifaceted, yet singular project. A project that seeks meaning within a life…

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March 2021

A Life of Witness: Carolyn Forché in Conversation with Christian Wiman

March 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST
FREE

A Life of Witness: Carolyn Forché in Conversation with Christian Wiman discusses art, trauma, and faith. Part of the ISM's Lectures in Art, Faith, and Social Justice.   Carolyn Forché’s first volume, Gathering the Tribes, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, was followed by The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, and Blue Hour. Her most recent collection is In the Lateness of the World. She is also the author of the memoir What You Have Heard Is True (Penguin Random House, 2019), a…

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Boca de Oro

March 5 - March 7
Santa Ana, California Santa Ana, CA United States + Google Map

Boca De Oro Festival of Literary Arts & Culture, “Mouth of Gold” curates diverse and evocative writers, poets, storytellers and artists who present their work through literary readings, workshops, panel discussions, poetry slams, spoken word styles and visual and performing arts experiences. The festival includes young artists, faculty and staff from Santa Ana Unified School District and Santa Ana College up a pipeline to professional artists. A fringe of the March Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk, Boca de Oro is…

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CIVA Gathers

March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST

CIVA Gathers is a Christ-centered virtual gathering in which CIVA Members have the opportunity to connect and pray together. The doors are open to all traditions and backgrounds. Each month we will spend time with scripture and an artwork from CIVA’s newest traveling exhibition. The photography exhibition Again + Again is centered around the church calendar. CIVA Gathers is led by CIVA Staff and rotating featured CIVA artists, theologians, and cultural leaders. We recognize our members come from a variety of prayer…

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Faith in Fiction: Jack by Marilynne Robinson

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

Faith in Fiction will meet virtually on Tuesday, February 16th at 7PM ET to discuss Jack by Marilynne Robinson. Our book discussions aim to equip each member to read and interpret cultural artifacts thoughtfully from a Christian perspective, and to learn to discuss challenging content with grace and precision.   Meeting link  

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With Word and Song Exhibition

March 17 - April 30
Rivier College, 420 Main St.
Nashua, NH 03060 United States
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With Word and Song includes collagraphs, painting, and collages that incorporate musical facsimiles, as well as her most beloved textural pieces. Sandra Bowden's visual imagery is a provocative example of art centered both figuratively and literally in word. She views the musical score as a kind of language that transcends written languages and also see music as one of the richest historical influences of the church culture. 

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CIVA Gathers

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

CIVA Gathers is a Christ-centered virtual gathering in which CIVA Members have the opportunity to connect and pray together. The doors are open to all traditions and backgrounds. Each month we will spend time with scripture and an artwork from CIVA’s newest traveling exhibition. The photography exhibition Again + Again is centered around the church calendar. CIVA Gathers is led by CIVA Staff and rotating featured CIVA artists, theologians, and cultural leaders. We recognize our members come from a variety of prayer…

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Mount Tabor Talks – Michelangelo and Christ’s Passion (The Florence Pietà) + Symbolism and Meaning

March 27
$10

VERDON: Michelangelo and Christ’s Passion (The Florence Pietà) ROSSI: Symbolism and Meaning *Both talks will be given on March 27, 2021 The Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality offers a new series of talks given by Mons Timothy Verdon and Dr. Filippo Rossi. In the spirit of its international conferences and art exhibitions in Italy and the USA in recent years, the Centre will offer monthly lectures by Mons. Timothy Verdon, Director of the Cathedral Museum of Florence and Academic Director…

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April 2021

Weekly Zoom Collage Group

April 1 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until July 28, 2021

Dear CIVA Friends, During COVID19 Zoom classes allow us to gather and support one another. For this purpose, I am offering a weekly Zoom art class for non-artists and artists alike. It's just a time to get together for fun and creativity. Instructions for our Zoom “Collage as Spiritual Practice” classes are below. -Anita Breitenberg   Materials Needed for Class First, collect your materials. Must-haves are paper or board to attach your pieces (any size will do and will depend…

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Abdul-Rehman Malik and Asad Ali Jafri, “Listening While Muslim: Searching for the Sounds of a Just Future”

April 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
FREE

Music is a way of understanding our past and chronicling our present. At its most subversive, music calls us to imagine new futures. Transforming and transporting us, music can vanquish tyrants and evokes the beloved community. Abdul-Rehman Malik (journalist, cultural organizer and YDS lecturer) and Asad Ali Jafri (curator, DJ and Executive Director of the South Asia Institute) take us on a sonic soul journey that crosses continents, languages and genres, exploring how music at the intersection of faith, culture…

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Mount Tabor Talks – The Victory of Life (Easter in Renaissance Art)

April 10
$10

The Victory of Life (Easter in Renaissance Art) The Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality offers a new series of talks given by Mons Timothy Verdon and Dr. Filippo Rossi. In the spirit of its international conferences and art exhibitions in Italy and the USA in recent years, the Centre will offer monthly lectures by Mons. Timothy Verdon, Director of the Cathedral Museum of Florence and Academic Director of Mount Tabor, and by Dr. Filippo Rossi, Instructor in art…

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Art within Cathedrals Lecture Series 2021: New perspectives in medieval sculpture

April 15 @ 1:00 pm CDT
£5

New perspectives in medieval sculpture by Rob Hawkins, art historian and ordinand An examination of 15th-century bosses from Norwich Cathedral cloister through sculptural space and style in medieval craftsmanship.   For every talk you've registered for, you'll recieve a Zoom link before the event. Please note that the online talks will be recorded.

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Stephen Blackmer, “Original Beauty: Nature as the first source of beauty and divine inspiration”

April 15 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
FREE

Since time before memory, human beings have encountered the Sacred through the vastness of the heavens, the fertility of the Earth, and the mystery of life. Yet a vast gulf has grown between this deepest of human experience and the practice of faith in many traditions. This separation of sacred practice from Sacred Source has alienated people from Nature and contributed to human destruction of ecosystems around the globe. Join Stephen Blackmer to learn about Church of the Woods in…

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Mount Tabor Talks – Spiritual Art Today

April 17
$10

Spiritual Art Today The Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality offers a new series of talks given by Mons Timothy Verdon and Dr. Filippo Rossi. In the spirit of its international conferences and art exhibitions in Italy and the USA in recent years, the Centre will offer monthly lectures by Mons. Timothy Verdon, Director of the Cathedral Museum of Florence and Academic Director of Mount Tabor, and by Dr. Filippo Rossi, Instructor in art at the Stanford University program…

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Art within Cathedrals Lecture Series 2021: Coventry Cathedral: Icon and Inspiration

April 29 @ 1:00 pm CDT
£5

Coventry Cathedral: Icon and Inspiration by Alexandra Epps, art guide and lecturer The extraordinary story of the rebuilding of the Cathedral as a symbol of peace and reconciliation and its inspiring commitment to the modern.   For every talk you've registered for, you'll recieve a Zoom link before the event. Please note that the online talks will be recorded.

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May 2021

Weekly Zoom Collage Group

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until July 28, 2021

Dear CIVA Friends, During COVID19 Zoom classes allow us to gather and support one another. For this purpose, I am offering a weekly Zoom art class for non-artists and artists alike. It's just a time to get together for fun and creativity. Instructions for our Zoom “Collage as Spiritual Practice” classes are below. -Anita Breitenberg   Materials Needed for Class First, collect your materials. Must-haves are paper or board to attach your pieces (any size will do and will depend…

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Georges Rouault: A Steadfast Vision

May 7 - July 4
Square Halo Gallery Lancaster, PA United States + Google Map

"Georges Rouault: A Steadfast Vision" has been assembled to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth and to introduce this critically important artist of faith from the 20th century. This exhibition focuses on Rouault’s printmaking efforts, including five etchings from his famous "Miserere Series."

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Mount Tabor Talks – The Great Mother (Nature and Mary)

May 8
$10

The Great Mother (Nature and Mary) The Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality offers a new series of talks given by Mons Timothy Verdon and Dr. Filippo Rossi. In the spirit of its international conferences and art exhibitions in Italy and the USA in recent years, the Centre will offer monthly lectures by Mons. Timothy Verdon, Director of the Cathedral Museum of Florence and Academic Director of Mount Tabor, and by Dr. Filippo Rossi, Instructor in art at the…

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Mount Tabor Talks – How to Organize an Art Studio

May 15
$10

How to Organize an Art Studio The Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality offers a new series of talks given by Mons Timothy Verdon and Dr. Filippo Rossi. In the spirit of its international conferences and art exhibitions in Italy and the USA in recent years, the Centre will offer monthly lectures by Mons. Timothy Verdon, Director of the Cathedral Museum of Florence and Academic Director of Mount Tabor, and by Dr. Filippo Rossi, Instructor in art at the…

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June 2021

Weekly Zoom Collage Group

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until July 28, 2021

Dear CIVA Friends, During COVID19 Zoom classes allow us to gather and support one another. For this purpose, I am offering a weekly Zoom art class for non-artists and artists alike. It's just a time to get together for fun and creativity. Instructions for our Zoom “Collage as Spiritual Practice” classes are below. -Anita Breitenberg   Materials Needed for Class First, collect your materials. Must-haves are paper or board to attach your pieces (any size will do and will depend…

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July 2021

Weekly Zoom Collage Group

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until July 28, 2021

Dear CIVA Friends, During COVID19 Zoom classes allow us to gather and support one another. For this purpose, I am offering a weekly Zoom art class for non-artists and artists alike. It's just a time to get together for fun and creativity. Instructions for our Zoom “Collage as Spiritual Practice” classes are below. -Anita Breitenberg   Materials Needed for Class First, collect your materials. Must-haves are paper or board to attach your pieces (any size will do and will depend…

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September 2021

Reflecting Glory Exhibition

September 3 - October 15
Messiah College, One College Ave
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 United States
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  This show highlights several gilded encaustic panels that recall many iconic paintings from our Christian heritage. Because of their solid gold surface, they allow the viewer to delight in the radiance of each panel while drawing on memory and imagination to fill in the forms. Forty encaustic gilded panels and forty black panels that are incised with text, become 40 Days/40 Nights. The black panels are inscribed with the text from John 1, "The light shines in the darkness…

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November 2021

Again and Again at St. David’s Episcopal Church

November 1 - November 22
St David’s Episcopal Church, 301 E. 8th St.
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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A photography exhibition that invites recurring and fresh contemplation of the ordinary and extraordinary through the seasons of the Christian liturgical calendar.

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Transcend Biennale 2021

November 4 @ 5:30 pm - November 6 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Auston, TX, Austin, TX United States

Beauty, Truth, and Goodness Contemplating the Transcendent Divine Beauty is compelling. It binds itself to the Truth and the Good in such a way that, as Dante said, “Beauty awakens the soul to act.” It moves us from the rooted realities of canvas, clay, notes, or language into the transcendental nature of God Himself, our Beautiful, True, and Good Creator. Join CIVA, Christians in the Visual Arts as artists, pastors, curators, and cultural leaders explore the divine spark of the image of God in…

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