2018 Arts Schedule of Presentations

SUNDAY EVENING June 17  – after supper- Art Building Studio

GATHERING OF THE ARTS TEAM
[no art experience required] On this ‘arrival night’, we will  get acquainted, plan a schedule of studio shifts,  unpack and organize art supplies and prepare for the Mural and Mask workshops Monday morning.  During the week we will steward the studio, its supplies and welcome workshops participants. This open, informal group may become a think/feel-tank about how the arts program can best serve our conference this year and in future.      

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MONDAY 9- 11:45am    Art Building – Big Room

SACRED IMAGERY IN PROSE & POETRY
Presenter: Mary Klein, editor, Western Friend.  Explore timeless images from the Hebrew Bible, Christian Gospels, the Koran, the Bhagavad Gita, the Tao Teh Ching, Fox, Pennington, Joni Mitchell and more.  We’ll create and share our own sacred images as deep expressions of faith. Bring your favorite tools for writing.  

MONDAY 9- 11:45am    Art Building – Studio

MURAL AND/OR MASK MAKING
Presenter: Caroline Rackley, artist/designer, Santa Fe Meeting.  

MURALS:     This is Group Art in which we create together large, portable images on fabric and transport our masterpieces to other Ghost Ranch locations including Talent Night and re-visit them in years to come.  Everyone welcome , drop-ins ok.

MASK MAKING:    Applying color, texture, cut images and found materials onto simple mask templates,  we can play…. letting our faces become extraordinary canvases for expression and contemplation. Bring collage materials if you like, some will be available.   Everyone welcome, drop-ins ok.

MONDAY EVENING 7pm  – Art Building Studio

MURAL/MASK MAKING………… continued

MONDAY EVENING 7pm – Art Building Big Room

OUR PEACE-STORY THEATRE:
Presenter: Caroline Rackley, drama coach.  In this “theatre of service” self-concepts  expand in play to portray roles in one another’s stories. [Didn’t we do this as kids?]  After a quick acting class, we will  improvise our own personal experiences of peace and peace making, or even where peace is still to come.   

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TUESDAY 9-11:45am    Art Building Big Room

CONTACT IMPROVISATION: A QUAKERLY DANCE FORM USING TOUCH
Presenter: Sue Lauther, Colorado Springs Meeting.  We will transform from quietude, curiosity, joy and a desire to expand awareness and ease through trying something new in a safe environment. Contact Improvisation emphasizes physical and emotional safety, developing and expanding boundaries with respect for everyone.  We become amazed at the unique nature of each dance.  Everyone  welcome.

TUESDAY 9-11:45am    Art Building  Studio  
MURALS/MASKS ….. continued

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WEDNESDAY 9-11:45am     Art Building  Big Room
LISTEN! CLASSICAL MUSIC!
Presenter, Barbara Kelly, Boulder Meeting.     Quakers value silence greatly and breaking it demands something worthy of the interruption.  So, what about music?  Isn’t music an accompaniment to silence that doesn’t break but rather adds to it?  If you agree, bring a CD of the music that transports you to sacredness.  Come share your favorite with others who cherish music.  We will listen, reflect and discern.  Everyone is welcome.

WEDNESDAY 9-11:45am     Art Building  Studio (shared)
MURALS/MASKS …….. continued

WEDNESDAY 9-11:45am     Art Building  Studio (shared)
PEACES OF PEACE:  STITCHING AND SHARING TOGETHER– presenter, Beverley Weiler, Santa Fe Meeting.   A machine and/or hand sewing experience for all ages.  Join Beverley and Heather to make Bookmarks, Beanbags, Baskets and more!  Everyone welcome.  


WEDNESDAY EVENING  7pm  Art Building – Studio

MURALS/MASKS ……continued

WEDNESDAY EVENING  7pm Art Building
[Big Room open, no formal session]

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THURSDAY EVENING  7pm Art Building
[Big Room open, no formal session]

THURSDAY EVENING 7pm  Art Building Studio (shared)
MURALS/MASKS …continued

PEACES OF PEACE:  STITCHING AND SHARING TOGETHER … continued

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FRIDAY EVENING  7pm Art Building
[Big Room open, no formal session]

FRIDAY EVENING  7pm Art Building Studio
MURALS/MASKS …. continued… finishing up mural and mask work

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SATURDAY  9-11:45am     Art Building  Studio

MURALS/MASKS …. continued… finishing up mural and mask work, packing up supplies for storage.


submitted by Arts Coordinator Caroline Rackley

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