Chuck Hoffman + Peg Carlson–Hoffman are founders of the Genesis + Art Studio, Kansas City, Missouri. Peg, a graduate of Augustana College in graphic design, fine art and education, is currently a Creative Director in Product Design for Hallmark Cards. Peg teaches workshops on calligraphy, design and creativity. Chuck, a painter, designer and workshop facilitator received his BFA from Miami University and worked as an Associate Creative Director for the Walt Disney Company. He received the Art & Innovation Fellowship and the Saint Paul Interfaith Scholarship Award from Luther Seminary, where he completed his Master of Arts. Chuck was their first full time Artist in Residence. Together, Peg and Chuck have taught, lectured and exhibited internationally. http://www.genesisartstudio.com
C a l e n d a r o f E v e n t s
January 17 – March 12, 2013
Intersections: Finding Our Common Ground
Stocksdale Gallery Exhibition
William Jewell College
February 3, 2013
Works of Reconciliation
A Presentation by Chuck Hoffman + Peg Carlson–Hoffman
Center for Justice and Sustainability Lecture
3:00 p.m. - Yates-Gill College Union, 221-222
Engaging with creative acts can help us know who we are and where God is calling us to go. Drawing on personal experiences of connecting to God’s call through visual art and then living this out in the world, the presenters will invite you to reflect on our gift of sacred imagination and creativity. This sacred gift can open our hearts and experience art as a pathway to healing and reconciliation. They will share their experiences working on the peace-line in Belfast, Northern Ireland and time spent in Israel and Palestine where art, diversity of faith, and reconciliation meet on Holy Ground.
Chuck Hoffman + Peg Carlson–Hoffman are professional artists deeply committed to the healing power of art in forgiveness and reconciliation. They have spent time living in Belfast, Northern Ireland, seeing firsthand how the arts can be a unique tool for understanding and connection. Peg’s passion for art and faith includes designing worship spaces and experiential environments for engaging the Holy. Chuck’s passion for the spiritual in art finds inspiration in the transcending connection of art and prayer, regardless of a person’s cultural background or religious tradition.
February 6, 2013
Gano Chapel: 10:15 a.m.
Chuck Hoffman shares the 500 Words
W O R K S H O P S
February 8 & 9, 2013
Heaven of the Heart: Creating A Space for Sacred Imagination
Workshops by Chuck Hoffman + Peg Carlson–Hoffman
Center for Justice and Sustainability
Yates-Gill College Union, 221-222
What connects our spirituality, creativity, and living out our vocation? How might an intentional engagement with our creativity and our spirituality increase our ability to live as people of faith? In this workshop you will push back the boundaries of familiar distractions and enter a Sabbath time in which to explore the intersection between creativity and spirituality. Using hands-on exercises, personal reflection and imagination see how your creativity can form sacred community.
Each workshop accommodates 30 persons. More than 120 persons from the Jewell community have an opportunity to participate in a workshop. To sign up for a workshop that fits your schedule, email your name and workshop day/time to cjs AT william.jewell DOT edu or call the office of the Center for Justice and Sustainability (816) 415-7556.
February 8, 2013
Workshop #1: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Workshop #2: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
February 9, 2013
Workshop #3: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Workshop #4: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
February 8 & 9, 2013
World Canvas Project
The World Canvas Project invites you to gather together around the canvas where you pencil a written prayer into a square and then paint your words into laments and praise. In word and image, square-by-square, the canvas becomes a visual litany and a vivid sign of hope. The World Canvas Project – which now consists of several large canvases traveling separately in the United States – has also visited such places as Belfast and Bangor, Northern Ireland; Baghdad and Mosul, Iraq; Jerusalem Israel; Bethlehem, Palestine and Andhra Pradesh, India. In each place, as every square is added to the canvas, individual dreaming becomes communal prayer: for reconciliation, for peace, for beauty in a broken world. For more information and to follow the canvas go to: www.worldcanvasproject.blogspot.com
February 10, 2013
Premier Multimedia Concert
“The Light of the World”
William Jewell College Concert Choir
Anthony Maglione, Conductor
Nicholas Reeves - Composer
Dmitry Trakovsky - Videographer
Pre-concert Talk: 3:00 p.m.
Concert: 4:00 p.m.
Reception: 5:00 p.m.
“The Light of the World” is a multimedia reflection on the 20th century Romanian Communist Prison, Pitesti. Images, interviews, and historical footage are projected to interact with a choral performance of the Sermon on the Mount. The content and contexts of both the pre-recorded video and the live ensemble are juxtaposed to allow an analysis of moral principles in light of torture.
Nicholas Reeves – Composer
Nicholas Reeves is currently the Assistant Professor of Liturgical Music at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary for the 2012–2013 academic year. He has produced concerts both privately and in conjunction with St. Vladimir's on themes ranging from the oppression of Orthodox composers during the Soviet era to the St. Matthew Passion of Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev). Dr. Reeves was appointed the Project Manager of the Arvo Pärt Project in 2012, a unique collaboration between Arvo Pärt and St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary to further explain the spiritual content of his music in concerts, lectures, and publications.
As a composer Reeves brings together classical, sacred, and popular influences in well-crafted music that is gaining attention in New York City and beyond. His work has been performed by The Canticum Novum Singers under the direction of Harold Rosenbaum, the Winds of Laesø Art Festival in Denmark, and in a masterclass with Pierre Boulez during the IRCAM residency at the Manhattan School of Music. Reeves was named the 2010 winner of the New York Virtuoso Singer Competition for his composition In Memoriam Dmitri Shostakovich. In September of the same year, his much anticipated first opera, Vicious, was workshopped at the Oslo Opera Festival.
Dmitry Trakovsky – Videographer
Dmitry Trakovsky, born February 1985 in Moscow, grew up in suburban Los Angeles. His parents encouraged him to explore a wide variety of interests across the arts, humanities and sciences. While pursuing a Biology degree at the University of California Santa Cruz, he made his first film for a course on a Buddhist text, the Lotus Sutra. This short compelled his professor to encourage him to pursue filmmaking and eventually led to this debut film, a documentary about Andrei Tarkovsky. Recently, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in the History of Art and Visual Culture, and founded a small production company, Trakovsky Film LLC.
MARCH – APRIL 2013
Genesis + Art Studio
Chuck Hoffman + Peg Carlson–Hoffman
Who are we as a human community? We seem to be in an era marked by unprecedented global crisis and change. Economic upheaval, political instability, ecological extremes, cultural and religious polarization seek to divide us. How might we turn to one another? How might we create an intentional space for the movement of the spirit between us? Together, we will create a space to explore our spiritual connections and discover our common vision and purpose. The verbal will be transformed to symbol, shape and color to create a visual language. Together we will create a communal piece of art as an expression of restored hope for our future. The art will be part of the 2013 Baccalaureate Service.
Once a week we will gather in our West Bottom studio to create our communal piece of art. We can accommodate up to 12 persons. To sign up for our studio project, email your name and preference of M W or F/morning or afternoon to cjs AT william.jewell DOT edu or call the office of the Center for Justice and Sustainability (816) 415-7556. We will determine a day and time based on greatest number of availability. Plan on two hours in the studio each day.
May 18, 2013
William Jewell College Baccalaureate
Gano Chapel: 9:00 a.m.
Chuck Hoffman + Peg Carlson–Hoffman, Speakers
Chuck Hoffman + Peg Carlson-Hoffman are professional artists deeply committed to the healing power of art in forgiveness and reconciliation. They have spent time living in Belfast, Northern Ireland, seeing firsthand how the arts can be a unique tool for understanding and connection. Peg’s passion for art and faith includes designing worship spaces and experiential environments for engaging the Holy. Chuck’s passion for the spiritual in art finds inspiration in the transcending connection of art and prayer, regardless of a person’s cultural background or religious tradition. Chuck + Peg are founders of the Genesis + Art Studio and together, they have taught, lectured and exhibited internationally. http://www.genesisartstudio.com/