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The Arts and Ecumenism: What Theology Risks in Artistic Creation

 

REFORMATION COMMEMORATION 1517 – 2017

What:

On the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality together with the Institut Supérieur de Théologie et Art of the Institut Catholique de Paris, the Faculté de Théologie Protestante of the Université de Strasbourg, the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence) and the Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Centrale, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the Community of Jesus present an international symposium with sessions in Paris, Strasbourg, Florence, New Haven (CT) and Orleans (MA).

The symposium will discuss Catholic and Protestant approaches to art through history, theology, liturgical contexts, and post-Vatican II developments, with specific references to areas of exchange between American and European viewpoints.

The final weekend of the Symposium in October 2017, in Orleans MA, will be the culmination of the exploration of sacred arts and ecumenism: a celebration of “The Word in Color and Form” focusing on the creativity behind and expression in both the visual and performing arts. The Community of Jesus will host live workshop demonstrations of mosaic, fresco, and Gregorian chant; lecture presentations of papers and panel discussions; exhibits of contemporary sacred art by artists Susan Kanaga and Filippo Rossi; liturgies of Compline, Choral Evensong, and Eucharist; and a fully staged presentation of Vaughan Williams’ opera, The Pilgrim’s Progress, performed by the internationally-acclaimed choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores, in the Church of the Transfiguration.

Where:

Paris, France (May 12 & 13)

Strasbourg, France (May 19 & 20)

Florence, Italy (May 25, 26 & 27)

New Haven, CT, USA (Oct. 21 & 22)

Orleans, MA, USA (Oct. 27, 28 & 29)

When:

May – October 2017

Registration and more Information:

www.artsandecumenism.org/

The Word in Color, Action, Music, and Form

REFORMATION COMMEMORATION 1517 – 2017

The Arts and Ecumenism: What Theology Risks in Artistic Creation

What:

Among the contexts of Christian experience open to the arts and music, today as in the past, monastic life has particular importance, its contemplative dimension predisposing the free creative act in which the Holy Spirit is present.

The final session of our symposium thus unfolds in an ecumenical monastery in the Benedictine tradition, the Community of Jesus, known for its commitment to sacred music and art. The session combines academic papers with examples of contemporary artistic production and musical performance, within the typically monastic framework of solemn liturgical celebration.

At the Community of Jesus’s monastery there is a second edition of the collaborative ecumenical exhibition inaugurated in the month of May in Florence, with works by Susan Kanaga, American and Protestant (a member of the Community of Jesus), and by Filippo Rossi, Italian and Roman Catholic

Where:

Monastery and Church of the Transfiguration
Community of Jesus
5 Bay View Drive
Orleans, Massachusetts 02653

When:

October 27, 28, 29

Registration and more Information:

www.artsandecumenism.org/

Sacred Arts in North American Contexts

REFORMATION COMMEMORATION 1517 – 2017

The Arts and Ecumenism: What Theology Risks in Artistic Creation

What:

The myriad array of religious traditions in North America has given rise to an equally diverse range of artistic expressions. These are informed by practices shaped by individuals and communities past and present, often calling notions of normativity, canon, and authority into question. This Yale session of our symposium lays out a series of case studies that demonstrate a range of these practices, both within and without specific liturgical contexts.

Where:

Yale University; Institute of Sacred Music Great Hall              Sterling Divinity Quadrangle                                                                      409 Prospect Street                                                                                       New Haven, Connecticut 06511

When:

October 20 – 21 2017

Registration and more Information:

www.artsandecumenism.org/

May Webinar – Staying True to the Journey: The Quest for a Liturgical Vernacular with John Buscemi

When immersed in the day to day decisions of our work, sometimes it is good to step apart, take a breath and reconnect to that original idea that first captured our imaginations. This webinar with John Buscemi hopes to do just that.

It will explore the uneven history of searching for the true vernacular which is the language, forms and artistic expression of a particular group or people. Celebrating the liturgy of the church in the vernacular is the mandate of Vatican II. It has been the consuming work of liturgists and artists before the Council and for the last fifty years. In the webinar we will look at the various pathways of this quest and the implications that animate our work as consultants, liturgists, architects and artist. Above all, to get a glimpse of where we are today. Our hope is that the participants will come away with renewed clarity and sense of purpose.

About the Presenter:
John Buscemi has been around forever, or so it seems. He was smitten early by the creative possibilities of the Second Vatican Council. Luckily, he was soon able to transition from felt and burlap banners to other liturgical art forms. Some would say he should have stuck with banners. John applauded the original 1978 document on Environment and Art in Catholic Worship. He was a founding member of the Form/Reform Conference, the liturgical consultant program at CTU, the Georgetown Center for Liturgy, Spirituality and the Arts as well the ACLS. As they say: “He knows where the bodies are buried.” Now, in retirement, he continues to be passionate about this work of a lifetime and the quest to find those intersections where liturgy, spirituality and the arts meet.

Please register for Staying True to the Journey: The Quest for a Liturgical Vernacular on May 16, 2017 1:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8336529429923261441

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.