Sunday May 15th 4:30pm Open Forum on the Importance of Art & Culture in Our Community

Painting by Marlene G. Patterson: “Catch of the Day”

Rev. Elliott Waters has invited me to be the inaugural speaker at a series of open forums that will look at the ways in which the Church can engage with artists and communities. Art is for everyday people as we struggle to deal with all that life throws our way. Art allows us to synthesize individual experience in a way that resonates with others. Art reveals and preserves the hidden beauty and talents inside all of us. Art is what defines us as human beings. We are all artists and we all need art. This is an interactive event, so come and share.

Here are two questions I would personally like to throw out to the attendants (thanks to Marlene G. Patterson for her assistance in this).

Questions:

1) How can we develop art and cultural programs that help to create commerce and cultural uplift for folks within the community?

2) How can artists engage with the community in efforts to improve the quality of life within our neighborhoods?

There will be light refreshment. The event, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm on Sunday May 15th, is at the Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 324 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA  19119. It is at the intersection of Lincoln Drive and Carpenter Lane. The Chestnut Hill West Line (R8) has a stop one block away on Carpenter Lane.

RSVP to: annunciation_rector@verizon.net

For more information, please contact: Reverend Elliott Waters at (215) 844-3059

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