Coming Fall 2019...
Arts & Faith St. Louis Faith and the Visual Arts
Arts & Faith St. Louis and Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) Partnership
In 2017, Arts & Faith St. Louis began a focus on Faith and the Visual Arts. A partnership with the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) was initiated to create programming using the Museum’s collection as a guide to interfaith understanding. Continuing and new fall 2019 programs include:
SLAM Gallery Talks
These gallery talks are Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 11 AM and Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6 PM. The Cycle of Life: The Magic of Transmutation in the Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian Traditions presented by Nartana Premachandra, author and president of Dances of India. Both Gallery Talks are free of charge. Gallery Talks will take place in the Education Center (the room above the Farrell Auditorium).
SLAM Interfaith Tours
New tours are Saturday, October 20, 2019 and Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3 PM. These 90-minute drop-in tours are free of charge. Attendees meet at the Information Center in the Museum’s Sculpture Hall.
SLAM’s Study Room for Prints
A new Arts & Faith/SLAM collaboration involves visiting SLAM’s Study Room for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs for private viewings of faith-related art. Visitors are requested to contact the Study Room a minimum of one week in advance of the desired appointment time. For information and to schedule: 314.655.5402 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Shepherd Arts Center collaboration
Arts & Faith St. Louis is also collaborating with Good Shepherd Arts Center on an upcoming exhibit: “Who is my Neighbor?” High school and undergraduate students are invited to submit artwork for a juried visual art exhibit of all media. “Who Is My Neighbor?” seeks to portray the breaking down of barriers beyond race, faith, age, gender, and geography to explore what often divides us and what unites us. This is a juried show with first, second and third place honors, plus specialty awards.
All are invited to view “Who Is My Neighbor?” at GSAC, 252 S. Florissant Rd., Ferguson, MO 63135.
Opening reception is Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 PM. The exhibit runs through December 21, 2019.
This year’s concert, “Songs of Hope,” featured both adult and young singers and musicians from six faith communities – including Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist vocal ensembles from across the metropolitan area who will share their songs and music of hope. Also featured was celebrated soprano Christine Brewer, who performed new music by composer and clarinetist Stephanie Berg that was recently premiered at Powell Symphony Hall, and a specially-assembled Interfaith Youth Chorus led by Maria Ellis.