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January Webinar–January 28th by Deborah Luke: “Do Something Beautiful for God; Reconciling the Artist’s Intuition with the Needs of Liturgical Communities”

ACLS Colleagues:

Our usual schedule of providing webinars on the third Tuesday of the month is disrupted this month by the ACLS and LTP Virtual Workshop. Our January Webinar will be held January 28th at 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT and 10 a.m. PT.

We are pleased to have as our presenter our fellow ACLS member artist Deborah Luke. The title of Deborah’s presentation is:
 “Do Something Beautiful for God, Reconciling the Artist’s Intuition with the needs of Liturgical Communities.”

Deborah, a sculptor, will share insights on providing her art to liturgical communities. The presentation will focus on the challenges of previous commissions, how these were navigated, and the lessons learned along the way. The webinar will use as a test case a particularly challenging project undertaken in 2011. Other more recent works since 2014 will also be shared.

Deborah Luke is a liturgical sculptor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She studied sculpture at Dominican College in New Orleans with Angela Gregory in the early seventies. After many years doing portrait sculpture, she began sculpting images of Jesus and Mary, which led to a first church commission in 2000, providing stations of the cross. Deborah works in clay and casts her final work primarily in hydrostone and bronze.

  

To register for the webinar on January 28th, please use this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4159471583034168066

ACLS and Liturgical Training Publications Virtual Webinar

Liturgy Training Publications, in partnership with the Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space, invite you to join us for a Virtual Workshop series exploring Built of Living Stones: Art, Architecture, and Worship

The Workshop dates are January 21, February 4, and February 18, 2020 at 1:00-2:30pm ET (10:00-11:30am PT)

Through the ages, Roman Catholic church buildings have taken on different layouts and adopted styles of the times in which they were constructed.  Documents have been generated by the Church over time to assist architects, builders and artisans in the creation of these transcendent structures.  This series will look at Built of Living Stones, the current guidelines of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which guides the process for church building and renovating.  Session one will look at key foundational concepts found in Chapter One.  Session two will be focusing on architectural implications, and Session three will look at the role of art in worship spaces.

The presenters representing The Association of Consultants for Liturgical space are Gilbert Sunghera, SJ, Marilyn Morgan, RSM and Carol Frenning.

BUILT OF LIVING STONES, PART I: THE LIVING CHURCH, GOD’S BUILDING
Presented by Gilbert Sunghera, SJ

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm ET (10:00-11:30am PT)
LTP Order Code: VWBLS1
https://ltp.org/products/details/VWBLS1/built-of-living-stones-part-i-the-living-church-gods-building

Built of Living Stones is the primary document used in the United States to assist Parish Building Committees and their Design Teams create and remodel worship spaces.  Session one will look at key foundational concepts that underpin this document issued by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

BUILT OF LIVING STONES, PART II: THE CHURCH BUILDING AND THE LITURGICAL RITES
Presented by Marilyn Morgan, RSM

Tuesday, February 4, 2020. 1:00-2:30pm ET (10:00-11:30am PT)
LTP Order Code: VWBLS2
https://www.ltp.org/products/details/VWBLS2/built-of-living-stones-part-ii-the-church-building-and-the-liturgical-rites

This session will break open the second chapter of Built of Living Stones focusing on the interior of the church building, the art and architecture and what is needed to celebrate the liturgy and the sacraments.  If you are thinking of building or renovating your worship space, this session will help you in your deliberations.  Even if you are not renovating or building at this time, this session will be helpful in looking at your space and how you use it for worship.

BUILT OF LIVING STONES, PART III: ART AND ARTISTS ASSISTING THE CHURCH
Presented by Carol Frenning

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm ET (10:00-11:30am PT)
LTP Order Code: VWBLS3
https://www.ltp.org/products/details/VWBLS3/built-of-living-stones-part-iii-art-and-artists-assisting-the-church

Windows and statues may be the most obvious visual arts in your worship space. Do you know why they are there?  How do you select art for a new worship space or add pieces in an existing space? This workshop addresses the role of the visual arts in support of the prayer life of the church. We will look at how art – both permanent and seasonal art – functions in the worship space. We will explore practical aspects of commissioning a work of art, working with artists, and placing and using art in the worship space.

To register for the entire series (and get a reduced rate for purchasing all three together), please follow this link: https://www.ltp.org/products/details/VWBLSP/built-of-living-stones-series

February 19 Webinar: Artist Sukey Bryan: “Within and Without: Installations in Sacred Space”

Register for the Upcoming Webinar on February 19th
at 1 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. CT and 10 a.m. PT

To register follow this link:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/508947836027484161

Webinar Description
Sukey Bryan is a professional fine artist whose work includes the creation of artworks for liturgical use. Using the architecture of a particular sacred space, she designs large temporary installations, as large as 40’ long or high, using images of natural elements. Bryan has created photographic, ceramic, chalk, painting and shrinky-dink installations, solo and huge group projects with participants of all ages, both outdoors and inside the sanctuary. Her work is designed to embrace and surround with a celebration of nature. This webinar will show how the work is developed and integrated in the community and surroundings, how congregants and the public are involved in the creative process and the particular challenges and benefits of this approach.

Sukey Bryan is a painter, printmaker and installation artist. Bryan was the 2018 Artist in Residence at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. She received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland Arts Council. Her work has been collected and exhibited widely in the United States at galleries, museums, academic and non-profit exhibition spaces, churches and at American Embassies in Russia, Fiji, Finland, and Norway. Bryan graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Fine Art and English and with an M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute. Bryan is based in Stanford, California.

 

February Webinar: Artist Sukey Bryant – “Within and Without: Installations in Sacred Space” February 19, 2019

The Webinar Committee is pleased to announce that the presenter of our February 2019 Webinar will be Artist Sukey Bryan. The Webinar is February 19 at 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT /10 a.m. PT.

Registration information is at the end of this post!

About the Presentation:

Sukey Bryan is a professional fine artist whose work includes the creation of artworks for liturgical use. Using the architecture of a particular sacred space, she designs large temporary installations, as large as 40’ long or high, using images of natural elements. Bryan has created photographic, ceramic, chalk, painting and shrinky-dink installations, solo and huge group projects with participants of all ages, both outdoors and inside the sanctuary. Her work is designed to embrace and surround with a celebration of nature. This webinar will show how the work is developed and integrated in the community and surroundings, how congregants and the public are involved in the creative process and the particular challenges and benefits of this approach.

About the Artist:

Sukey Bryan is a painter, printmaker and installation artist. Bryan was the 2018 Artist in Residence at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. She received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland Arts Council. Her work has been collected and exhibited widely in the United States at galleries, museums, academic and non-profit exhibition spaces, churches and at American Embassies in Russia, Fiji, Finland, and Norway. Bryan graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Fine Art and English and with an M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute. Bryan is based in Stanford, California.

We hope you can join us!

Paul
Webinar Coordinator

Registration Information:
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/508947836027484161

January 15 at 12 p.m. CT – Church Organs – Selection, Design, Location, and Layout Considerations

If you haven’t had a chance to register for this  webinar , it is not too late!

Besides providing useful information on design considerations for incorporating a pipe organ or electronic organ  into places  for worship, Scott’s presentation will provide glimpses into organ chambers and spaces rarely seen by anyone outside of the organ professional. The presentation will also have images of churches where the design of the organ has added to the beauty of the liturgical and architectural environment.

Registration information:
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3939734176165288451

Hope you can make the presentation!
Paul Barribeau

About the Webinar:
The organ is an instrument used for centuries to help express our faith in worship and song. There are a great many types of organs available, and a host of options for the selection and design of instruments. The objective is to assist worship space architects and planners in designing functionally and acoustically appropriate spaces for organs. Descriptions of and considerations for digital and pipe organs will be included. Related topics discussed will include organ types, size, space allotment, location, proximities, layouts, as well as acoustic considerations, technical infrastructure, aesthetics, and care and maintenance factors.

About the Presenter:
Scott Riedel graduated from the University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. He is Organist-Choirmaster at Christ Church, Episcopal, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, and has taught the Science of Acoustics course at Columbia College Chicago. Mr. Riedel has consulted on the design and installation of hundreds of new, rebuilt, and re-located heritage pipe organs throughout the United States. He is published in the “GIA Quarterly”, “The Diapason”, “CrossAccent” (Association of Lutheran Church Musicians), and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music “Review” magazines. He has presented lectures on acoustics and organs to the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, National Association of Pastoral Musicians, American Guild of Organist, American Institute of Architects, and The Acoustical Society of America.