Faith, Art and Creative Expression: A Liturgical Arts Conference

Renewing the spirit. Enriching the mind. Inspiring hands and voices.

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August 20 – 24, 2017

Darkness Transformed to Light

Faith, Art and Creative Expression is designed to provide opportunities to connect with the Divine through many forms of artistic expression. Within a spiritual community of love and creativity, we strive to renew our minds and inspire our hands and voices in ordinary and extraordinary ways.

Choose from needlepoint, embroidery, photography, weaving or bringing your own projects to work on. Classes are led by some of the finest artisans in their fields. Kits and supplies are provided by instructors at an additional cost. Participants must register for a morning class track, leaving afternoons open to participate in the music program, work on personal projects or enjoy the outdoors.

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2017 WORKSHOPS
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Conference Staff

Coordinator
Lark Howell - Enneagram ConferenceLark Howell is a native of Anniston, Alabama where she attends Grace Episcopal Church. She has served on two vestries, the Altar Guild, the Healing Ministry, the Preservation Committee and is currently a Eucharistic minister. She is a past chairman of the Alabama Diocesan Commission on Spirituality and has been co-chairman of Kanuga’s Liturgical Arts Conference for the past 10 years. Lark is married to Joe, and together they are co-founders of The Institute for Conscious Being, which teaches the spirituality of the Enneagram. Her leisure time is filled with creative activities such as needlework, photography, flower arranging, gardening, traveling and pampering their three cocker spaniels. Today Lark continues to find meaning, creative expression and pure joy in being a part of the Liturgical Arts Conference. “It is a personal blessing to be a part of such an event which touches so many lives. For me it is an annual spiritual renewal offering new creative ways to express and share my faith.”

Chaplain
pam-smith-thumbThe Rev. Pam Smith is pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Nashville, TN. What a privilege to serve this gathering as your chaplain and worship leader! I’ve been a regular attendee for several years, and I keep coming back for very good reasons. There is spaciousness in our gathering—room to rest, to reflect, to explore, to return, to be still and to laugh out loud. In no respect could I ever be considered an accomplished artist. However, I am a devoted dabbler—colors, textures, nuances, new ways of seeing. All of these are some of my joy as a child of God. I am giving particular care to planning our special worship services and our daily liturgies. And, as you might have need or desire to talk as you live into the creativity or faith or ponderings of these days together, I’m close at hand and welcome such holy conversations. And, I hope that we may simply have moments of ordinariness.

Workshops

2017 Workshops include:
Cubed Stars (instructor: Jeanette Rees)
Illuminated Initials (instructor: Derick Tickle)
The Beauty of Black & White Photography: How & When (instructor: Robin Smith)
Whitework Techniques (instructor: Marion Scoular)
Fibonacci Weaving (instructor: Neal Howard)

For more information, please view descriptions of workshops and instructor biographies in the flyer below.

WORKSHOP FLYER

Rates

Double Occupancy
$780 per person $702 if registered by April 20
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.

Single Occupancy
$990 per person $891 if registered by April 20
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities. (Based on availability)

Commuter
$425 per person $383 if registered by April 20
Includes program, lunches, suppers and use of recreational facilities.

Non-participating guest
$500 per person $450 if registered by April 20
Includes lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.

Optional Stay Over on August 24
$80 per person
Includes lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.

Payment

Deposit: $100 per person Nonrefundable. Nontransferable. Deposit deducted from total fee.
Balance Due: July 20

(To register after this date, please send a check or use a credit card for the full amount.)

Cancellations and refunds are provided in a tiered system based on proximity to the event start date. Any cancellation made at least three weeks (21 days) before the event start date will result in a refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made 20-15 days before the event start date will receive a 50% refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made 14-8 days before the event start date will receive a 25% refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made within 7 days of the event start date are not eligible for a refund.

Check-In/Check-Out

Check-in: 4–6 p.m. Sunday, August 20
Check-out: 10 a.m. Thursday, August 24

Registration & Discounts

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Registration cost includes a special bus trip to see the eclipse on August 21st. We will travel to a special place, have lunch, share Eucharist and experience the reality of darkness into light.
Although the conference is a day shorter, and thus less expensive, there is no change in the number of student/teacher contact hours. All are welcome to stay over until Friday!
For financial assistance, download the printable application below.

Scholarship Request

For more information, please contact Adult Conferences Director Chris Lynn at 828-692-9136, ext. 2818, or chris.lynn@kanuga.org.