Education: Faith Horizons 2011, October 14 & 15

copied from an article by Jana Charlo
published in the September edition of The Rupert’s Land News

Transformative Power of the Arts

Explore the arts and how their transforming power can benefit your parish, you community and yourself at this year’s Faith Horizons’ Xpressions: Transformative Power of the Arts, October 14 and 15.

Guest Speakers

Drs. Vivian Nix-Early and Nathan Corbitt, co-founders of Build-a-Bridge International will be the guest speakers. Build-a-Bridge is a community-based organization that offers creative education to at-risk youth using the arts. They are also co-authors of Taking it to the Streets: Using the Arts to Transform Your Community and Teach.

Dr. Nix-Early is Dean of the Campolo School for Social Change at Eastern University in Philadelphia. Dr. Corbitt is Coordinator of the Arts in Transformation Concentration in Eastern’s Urban Studies Department.


After listening and learning from these guest speakers, you will have the chance to choose from a wide array of workshops. Workshop leaders and titles will be:

  1. The Poet’s Ear for the Gospel:
    How One Congregation is Exploring New Ways of Telling the Truth
    saint benedict’s table 
  2.  Jam Session with Geoff
    Geoff Woodcroft
  3. Indigenous Art Forms and their Meanings
    Dorothy Monkman
  4. Creative Art: A Hands-On Exercise
    Jordan Miller, Cre8ery Gallery
  5. Seventeen and Crazy:
    Wrestling with the Roles of Art and the Church in the Adolescent Years
    Davis Plett
  6. Caribbean Music and Worship
    Jennifer Nembhard
  7. Art at the Margins
    Graffiti Gallery
  8. O Antiphons
    David Fries en and Fenella Temmerman
  9. Building for Faith: Church Architecture in Winnipeg
    Don Ross
  10. The Arts and the Deacon in Service to the World
    The Diaconate Working Group
  11. Blending Worship Styles
    Michèle Barr
  12. Art in Action: Expressive Arts Therapy and Social Change
    Dietrich Bartel
  13. Knowing the Bible and Making it Known:
    A Workshop on Telling Bible Stories
    Anne Morton
  14. Preserving Sudanese Culture in the Diaspora
    Emmanue l and St. Andrew’s Mission
  15. Christian Education through Discovery
    Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

A lunch-time performance of a scene from Dorothy Sayers’ “The Man Born to Be King” will also be offered by Rupert’s Land actors.
Several displays will be set up to celebrate the creative work of our individuals and parishes in our diocese.

Xpressions: Transformative power of the arts

Friday, October 14, 6-9 pm
Saturday, October 15, 8 am-5 pm
St. Mary’s Academy, 550 Wellington Cresent

Cost $40
Register by September 25
Faith Horizons 2011 Brochure/Application Form

To register or find out more, contact the Anglican Centre:
sponsored by the Diocese of Rupert’s Land