Monday, January 30, 2012

Forum on Beauty (with audio)

Art has a way of creating space. Whether you look at a sculpture, a painting, read a poem—whatever—you gain space to think more deeply about life.

Creativity creates space. From January 27th to the 29th we collaborated with Bird and Key to present a “Forum on Beauty.” We created a space to discuss the breadth and depth of Beauty—its importance, its source, and its various expressions. Friday night was a public concert night where we heard from the band Elonzo, and singer-songwriter, Jeremy Casella. All day Saturday we took in presentations and performances from an assortment of artists and critics. And finally on Sunday, a group of us visited the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Uptown Charlotte, NC to take in and talk about the art we saw.

Casey Mink Performance at Space 157
Mary Johnson, a participant, said this:
“I have to say again… what a fine weekend discussing beauty and the arts with such a stellar group of participants and contributors!  Wow. Luke Allsbrook, Casey Mink and Joseph Henderson’s talents were considerable and inspiring. Kirk, Sarah and the Friday Arts group did an amazing job of gifting all of us who came with an opportunity to be stretched and challenged in our own efforts to bring beauty, truth and goodness through our art to a broken world. I was so glad I came.”
Luke Allsbrook
Family Meal at Erin's Restaurant
Visit to Bechtler Museum of Modern Art


Joseph Henderson, Ph.D candidate in 19th & 20th Century American Literature and Theoretical Constructs at University at Albany, SUNY.

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