THE FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE

September 2, 2014
Poetry for the Spirit
Submission Deadline
4:00 p.m.

September 2, 2014
Music for Sacred Spaces
Submission Deadline
4:00 p.m.

September 19, 2014
ICON Atwork dropoff
12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

Friday, September 26, 2014
ICON Artists' Opening Reception
Labyrinth and meditation garden open
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Poetry and Spirit: A Workshop for Readers and Writers
Details
1:30–4:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Poetry for the Spirit
Poetry Reading and Reception
7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Music for Sacred Spaces
Concert and Reception
2:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
SINGING: Body and Soul
Details
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Friday, Octrober 31, 2014
ICON Artwork pickup
12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.


910 E. 3rd Ave.
Durango, CO 81301

C. Scott Hagler
Festival Director
(970) 247-1129 ext. 14



Now in its ninth 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 3rd Ave. Corner Shop, located in the Parish Hall at St. Mark's Church, will serve as the sales boutique for the Sacred Arts Festival. Come in and shop for original art, books, cards and gifts.

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 2014 festival. Please e-mail Festival Director C. Scott Hagler or call (970) 247-1129, ext. 14 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.


Beth Paulson, Ouray-based poet, presents a special workshop:

Poetry and Spirit:
A Workshop for Readers and Writers

Saturday, September 27 • 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church • 910 E. 3rd Ave. in Durango

$40, preregistration requested. Register online here, or download a registration form here to pay by check.

"Attentiveness is the natural prayer of the human soul," wrote Paul Celan. Mary Oliver asks, "What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Reading and writing poetry can be a way to experience the Spirit in our lives and one of the ways we practice spirituality. [Read more...]



Susan Merrill, Durango-based musician and educator, presents a special workshop:

SINGING: Body and Soul
Saturday, October 4 • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church • 910 E. 3rd Ave. in Durango

$15, preregistration requested. Register online here, or download a registration form here to pay by check.

An adult all-levels (yes, you too, you shy beginner), playful exploration of unison and harmony singing through physical and vocal expression. Be prepared to move, sound, and sing songs of community, soul-searching, and peace making. [Read more...]




Show Opens
Friday, September 26, 2014
Opening Artist's Reception
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Visual expressions of the sacred
Show continues through October 30. Submission drop-off: Friday, September 19 from noon to 3:00 p.m. Download the Call for Entries brochure here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).


Poetry Reading and Reception
Saturday, September 27, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Poetry expressing the sacred from all faith traditions
Submission deadline: Tuesday, September 2 by 4:00 p.m. Download the Call for Entries brochure here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).


Concert and Reception
Sunday, September 28, 2014
2:00 p.m.

Original music expressing the sacred by songwriters, composers and arrangers
Auditions will be by CD, cassette or mp3. Submission deadline: Tuesday, September 2 by 4:00 p.m. Download the Call for Entries brochure here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Please e-mail Scott or call (970) 247-1129 ext. 14 with questions or comments or to receive an entry form by mail.



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