Wrestling with the Infinite

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When and Where:
Saturday, November 7, 2015 12:30 PM to Saturday, November 14, 2015 1:30 PM
at Indianapolis Artsgarden

1 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

The World is Filled with Ladders
Picture Credit:
Sofiya Inger

Dr. Dawn Baston, Dr. Dawn K. Baston, Gabrielle Cerberville, Dan Cooper, John Domont, Sofiya Inger, David Landis, Bruce Loewenthal, Ray Marquette, Terry Ofner, Roger Roe, Rabbi Sandy Sasso, Wendy Vergoz


Event Description:

Five afternoons of visual arts, music, poetry, and performance art inspired by the Genesis story of Jacob’s dreams with audience and visitors participation.

This year’s Spirit & Place Festival will feature on-going programming and displays in the Indianapolis Artsgarden in which the story of Jacob’s dreams will serve as a prism through which we can look at our own dreams. Fourteen artists participating in the “Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts” (RSA) initiative will entertain the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 7, from 12:30-1:30pm with premiere performances meant to inspire attendees to tap into their own imaginations and spiritual dreams.

Throughout the rest of the week, visitors will be encouraged to draw with oil pastels on a huge scroll, write poetry, play rhythmic music, and dance their own dream interpretations. Artists and volunteers will be on hand to talk about their artistic discipline and help inspire participation.

Saturday, Nov. 7, 12:30-1:30pm: Opening event featuring a dreamscape design by Sofiya Inger as well as works/performances by Dr. Dawn Batson, Gabriel Cerberville, Dan Cooper, John Domont, Heidi Fledderjohn, JL Kato, Bruce Lowenthal, David Landis, Ray Marquette, Terry Ofner, Roger Roe, Wendy Vergoz, and RSA program director Rabbi Sandy Sasso. RSVPs requested.

Monday, Nov. 9, 11:30am-1:30pm: Visual arts activity with artists sharing their dream artwork and helping visitors draw their spiritual dreams using oil pastels on a very large scroll. Walk-ins welcome!

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2-5p.m: Dance performance and invitation to create dream dances and rhythmic movements. Walk-ins welcome!

Friday, Nov. 13, 11:30am-1:30pm: Poetry reading and writing with “Wrestling with the Infinite” poets. Visitors can contribute their dream poems or thoughts on a large scroll. Walk-ins welcome!

Saturday, Nov. 14, 12:30-2pm: Musical performance of dream inspired music and percussion instruments for the audience & visitors to create spiritual dream rhythms. Walk-ins welcome!

“Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts” (RSA) is a program of Butler University and the Christian Theological Seminary and sponsored by Lilly Endowment and WFYI. The RSA Spirit & Place offerings are presented by The Alan and Linda Cohen Center for Jewish Learning and Living at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Castleton United Methodist Church, Northminster Presbyterian Church, and Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis.

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