Zoom Hybrid: Spiritual Tools 2023-24 – Jan session
With Evan Clendenin and Janice Ariza
December 14, 2023
Spiritual Tools for Artists has a new format with a series of seven topics. We are calling it Rendering the Ground: An Art and Spiritual Direction Series. and will begin with the theme of coming to the table.
In this 7 session series, we are now on the fourth topic, Wood Carvings: Green Men and Wild Women. The group will be continuing to explore a diverse set of artistic themes, movements, and objects. Painting, carving, furniture, buildings, and more. We hope to provide you with art appreciation and spiritual direction in a kind and open-hearted group setting.
In a grounded and listening spirit, we will explore images about each month’s genre or theme, and move to a single image for a short, focused visual meditation time. We then gather together what we have learned and look at the practical next steps. Our engagement with the art and one another opens us to movements of the Spirit in our more-whole being.
Take one session or the remaining 4 for a meditative pause in your day. Topics are:
Painting Hospitality: Meals and Table Fellowship
Modern Arts and Crafts: Beautiful Utility
American Folk Art: Simplicity Reveals
Wood Carvings: Green Men and Wild Women
Houses, Inside and Out
Caves, Cathedrals and Barns
“Where the Wild Things Are”: Animals in Art
We meet ‘online’ with a “hybrid” in person option on the second Thursdays
The Reverend Evan Clendenin is an Episcopal priest, currently serving as interim with Holy Spirit, Vashon WA. He has worked as a horse farmer, gardener, educator, and pastor in Episcopal and Lutheran congregations. He enjoys assorted tinkering with food, various materials and crafts, boatbuilding, trees and gardening, and shares workshop hospitality at The Boat and Table Workshop, boatandtable.org. He lives with his wife Amy, and their dog, near an old cemetery in Tumwater, WA. They delight in multiple daily walks and squirrel chases.
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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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