From Monday, June 26-Friday, June 30, Theologian In Residence the Rev. Dr. Amy Valdez Barker will lead us in an exploration into the gifts, graces and inspirations for God, the Creator and humanity as the created one. We will tap into the creative soul of each person by inviting them to recognize their own gifts of creativity and practicing it to unlock their creative potential. We will create art individually and together. Materials will be provided. These events are free and open to the public. All are welcome.
Monday, July 3 – 8:30 a.m. – Harrell Center Lakeside Porch
Monday Morning Devotion: Exploring the Creator and the Created, beginning the discovery of connecting creativity and the arts to the Holy Spirit’s work within each person.
Monday, July 3 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Harrell Center 202
Topic: Recognizing the personal connections, exploring how important creativity is in everyday connections.
Wednesday, July 5 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Harrell Center 202
Topic: Recognizing the Biblical connections, exploring Biblical images of art and how they have served as connections to God
Thursday, July 6 – 8:30-10 a.m. – Harrell Center 202
Topic: Exploring the emotional connections, reflecting upon how colors make us feel and looking at the principles of art as therapy
Friday, July 7 – 8:30-10 a.m. – Harrell Center 202
Topic: Discovering the communal connections, focusing on how community can unite or divide due to challenging art that makes a statement in the community. How has art been used to transform and inspire communities?
Rev. Dr. Amy Valdez Barker will also be the guest pastor at Lake Junaluska’s lakeside Summer Worship Series service at the lakeside white tent on Sunday, July 2, at 9 a.m.