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January 2018 Webinar: “Creating Exterior Sacred Spaces and Landscapes: From BIG idea to eye sparkling detail” by Virginia Burt

Please register for Creating Exterior Sacred Spaces and Landscapes: From BIG idea to eye sparkling detail by Virginia Burt on Jan 16, 2018 1:00 PM EST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4932511804006223107

With sacred spaces and healing gardens being developed in liturgical and healthcare facilities across North America, this session will examine what it takes to move from the “BIG idea” to detailed implementation and how “eye sparkling” implementation techniques can encourage development of meaningful projects. Revealing the incorporation of artists work and collaboration with the landscape architect & architect tied back to the overall intent of the project, detailed soul filled works of art can be integrated into healing gardens creating meaning for anyone who visits. As landscape architects, we affect the experiences of people as they move through spaces – ideally this experience is a positive one of magic and wonder. Come prepared to be inspired.

Webinar Detailed Description:

Using various case studies to reveal the many opportunities of creating meaningful space, how healing gardens really live and how they become an intrinsic part of the support offered at a liturgical facility.

So ‘What makes a healing garden, a healing garden?’ will be answered and unpacked, taking participants on a journey of exploration, discovery and dreaming with photographic examples of conceptual through built work. Starting with the master planning process with a facility, the evolution and criteria as the macro plan evolves and then the requirements of permits and working drawings on a micro scale will be presented. As the project moves into implementation, the details and means needed to address multiple challenges as a detailed garden is built from contractor to administrative needs to the garden opening and managing donor expectations will be discussed.

Challenges such as maintenance, and long-term goals will be discussed. Employment and use of such techniques as sacred geometry, “sfumato” and creation of meaningful meetings with both clients and patients will all be investigated. The role of sustainability initiatives will be discussed.

As part of a particular project example, the four elements of Nature were included in the design. Tagged with the mission of the facility, this example ties programming to design of these elements while taking people thorough various Rogerian therapy techniques. Revealing the incorporation of artists work and collaboration with the landscape architect tied back to the overall intent of the project, detailed soul filled works of art can be integrated into healing gardens creating meaning for anyone who visits. As landscape architects, we affect the experiences of people as they move through spaces – ideally this experience is a positive one of magic and wonder. Come prepared to be inspired.

Learning Objectives:

  • Development of communication of the “BIG idea” to its detail;
  • Identify relevant questions for inquiry with institutional and liturgical clients;
  • Develop understanding of the journey of navigating with multiple agendas: church administration, staff, artists, architects & donors; and,
  • Apply lessons learned with an understanding of built work. Award winning case studies will be presented in detail.

About the Presenter:

Virginia Burt, FCSLA, FASLA, creates landscapes and gardens of meaning for residential clients, institutional facilities through her firm, Virginia Burt Designs, Inc. For over 30 years, Virginia has created healing gardens and sacred spaces revealing their natural context and sensitively supporting those who use them. Clients including Cleveland’s University Hospitals and Ontario’s Juravinski Cancer Centre, value Virginia’s respect for place and the human dimension of each project. With offices in USA and Canada, Virginia’s international award-winning work is widely recognized, including CSLA & ASLA National awards. Virginia intensifies ways of working with organizations and clients to address the diverse population they serve. Virginia provides artisanal service attending to the craft of landscape architecture with passion for detail and how things are made.

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

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/

Southwest Liturgical Conference 55th Study Week + Art and Architecture Study Track

What: Parish Building Basics, The Place of Eucharist, Art in the Church, Shaping Seasonal Environment for the Worship Space & Pecha Kucha Sessions

Who: Presenters: Paul Barribeau, Robert Habiger, Ken Griesemer, Carol Frenning & Patricia Hughes

When: January 18 – 21, 2017

Where: Judson F. Williams Convention Center, El Paso, Texas

Registration and more Information:

http://conta.cc/2fGacvs