THE FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE

September 4, 2015
Poetry for the Spirit
Submission Deadline
5:00 p.m.

September 4, 2015
Music for Sacred Spaces
Submission Deadline
5:00 p.m.

September 18, 2015
ICON Atwork dropoff
12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

Friday, September 25, 2015
ICON Artists' Opening Reception
Labyrinth and meditation garden open
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Poetry for the Spirit
Poetry Reading and Reception
7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Music for Sacred Spaces
Concert and Reception
2:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Introduction to Shape Note Hymn Singing
with Sylvia Zurko. See RSVP info, right.
6:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Drum Circle
with Vanessa Morgan. See RSVP info, right.
2:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
ICON Artwork pickup
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Death Cafe
with Ginny Brown. See RSVP info, right.
6:00 p.m.


PO Box 1383
Durango, CO 81302

C. Scott Hagler
Festival Director



Now in its tenth year, the Sacred Arts Festival celebrates artistic expressions of the sacred, and includes art, music and poetry, as well as a labyrinth and meditation garden, lectures, demonstrations, classes and a roundtable discussion. The festival is open to all faith traditions and interpretations of the sacred. With the exception of occasional classes, events are free and open to everyone.

The festival is hosted by 3rd Ave. Arts. All festival events are held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 910 E. 3rd Ave. in Durango, Colorado. The Sacred Arts Festival is entirely self-supporting; click here if you'd care to make a donation.

We are accepting proposals for talks, classes and workshops for the 2015 festival. Please e-mail Festival Director C. Scott Hagler with your ideas.

Shown above, left to right: Details of a watercolor by Ann Smith, quilt by Alison Goss, pen and ink by Judith Reynolds and copper work by Shahna Lax.




SPECIAL EVENTS

See the Festival at a Glance listings by date in the left column.


Sylvia Zurko, Presenter:
Introduction to Shape Note Hymn Singing
Thursday, October 1 • 6:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church • 910 E. 3rd Ave. in Durango

By donation. RSVP requested via email by Monday, September 28.

The Shape Note, or Sacred Harp, singing tradition goes back to the 18th century and is mostly associated with rural churches in Appalachia, especially in Alabama and Georgia. Assigning a different shape to each note helped these people learn to read melodies and sing them. After a brief introduction to the history and mechanics of this type of music, we will spend most of our time creating a vocal community by learning to sing old hymns in this more primitive, plaintive style.



Vanessa Morgan, Presenter:
Drum Circle
Thursday, October 15 • 6:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church • 910 E. 3rd Ave. in Durango

By donation. RSVP requested via email by Monday, October 12.



Ginny Brown, Facilitator:
Death Cafe
Thursday, November 5 • 6:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church • 910 E. 3rd Ave. in Durango

By donation. RSVP requested via email by Monday, November 2.

What is Death Cafe? At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective of Death Cafe is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. Death Cafes are discussions about death that are always offered on a not-for-profit basis in an accessible, respectful and confidential space, with no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action. Learn more at deathcafe.com.




Show Opens
Friday, September 25, 2015
Opening Artist's Reception
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Visual expressions of the sacred
Show continues through October 28. Submission drop-off: Friday, September 18 from noon to 3:00 p.m. Download the Call for Entries brochure here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).


Poetry Reading and Reception
Saturday, September 26, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Poetry expressing the sacred from all faith traditions
Submission deadline: Friday, September 4 by 5:00 p.m. Download the Call for Entries brochure here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).


Concert and Reception
Sunday, September 27, 2015
2:00 p.m.

Original music expressing the sacred by songwriters, composers and arrangers
Auditions will be by CD, cassette or mp3. Submission deadline: Friday, September 4 by 5:00 p.m. Download the Call for Entries brochure here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Please e-mail Scott or call (970) 903-7427 with questions or comments or to receive an entry form by mail.



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