Zoom: Spiritual Tools for Artists-The Bonsai
With Evan Clendenin and Janice Ariza
August 25, 2022
Spiritual Tools is a monthly ‘mini-retreat’ for spiritual conversation in response to a work of art. This practice of lectio divina is an inspired practice of noticing, wondering and listening. Janice and Evan provide ample time and space for participants to listen, speak, and slow down while viewing art of various mediums. Viewing a work is called visio divina and brings new attention to God’s integrating involvement in your art/craft practice, life, and prayer. August’s topic is the art of the bonsai looking at the exquisite concept of the usual tree being very large and letting the story of its curious small stature unfold.
Evan Clendenin is a priest in the Episcopal church, currently offering ministry on supply and interim bases, and through teaching, land-stewardship and craft work. He has served in urban, small town and rural settings. Prayer and scripture study are among his favorite things to teach.
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Janice Ariza is a Saint Martin’s graduate with an Interdisciplinary degree in history and religious studies. Currently, Janice works as the Spirituality Center Coordinator for St. Placid. As a participating member of The Washington Museum Association for 10 years, she observed the depth of creativity in humanity. She served as Board President of The Karshner Museum in Puyallup supporting the Arts through educational events. Her interest is in the spirituality of the arts and how they replenish the soul through viewing, listening and experiencing is ongoing and an everyday part of her life.
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