Sep
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Arts Feedback Group

Limited to active artists with ongoing projects.  Apply below.  Each 1st Tuesday of the month we gather to consider what each member of the group has been working on and provide encouragement and critique.  Visual artists, designers, and creative writers are invited to apply. 

The group hopes to foster a generative community of vocational creatives.  In conversation with each other, we hope to each become better artists and more faithful stewards of what we've been given.

If you'd like to apply to participate in the arts feedback group, apply here... 

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Anyone is invited to apply. Christian faith or Sojourn membership is not a requirement to participate, though because most of us are seeking to grow in Christ simultaneously with growing creatively, there will be some specifically Christian content in our meetings.
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Sep
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

Evenings with American Lit.: A Conversation on Reading with Gospel Eyes

This fall Sojourn Arts will host a series of evening discussions to facilitate a conversation over a selection of post-1945 American Literature. We will discuss what we’ve read (from the selected works) and learned (from lectures and documentaries) asking crucial questions about their writings and how the gospel and church answers these emotions, desires, and questions.

Christians study the Bible primarily to understand our world. However, we should study the writings and thoughts from our culture as well in order see the traces of God’s Word in their messages and learn to respond with God’s truth to our culture in a way that resonates with our particular cultural underpinnings (some of these underpinnings come from this era of post-1945 American literature).

So, here’s the syllabus and game plan if you would like to join us. You can sign up for the evenings here

If you are in Louisville, I think we’ll do five meet-ups starting at 8pm (Location TBA) Each meet up will have a different facilitator leading the discussion.

We want to read a wide range of post-1945 American authors to answer three questions:

  • What themes of desire, hope, guilt, shame, fears, dreams, and angst arising from the text?
  • How does the author’s articulation of these elements at work in the current American cultural and social landscape? How does this describe us?
  • Finally, how does the gospel and church of Jesus Christ address these elements and issues typified in these writings and our broader American culture? What specifically, are God’s answers to this heart and soul permutations?

Try to Finish the Reading and Lectures before the meet up and it’s okay if you can’t make every meeting or finish every reading. Remember, You can sign up for the evenings here

September 5th, Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood led by Michael Winters

October 9th, James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time led by James Westbrook 

November 6th, Hunter S. Thompson, TBD Essays, led by Josh Thomas

December 4th, Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian led by TBD

 

Lectures /Documentaries to Watch in Conjunction:

Yale Lectures, post-1945 on O’Connor, and McCarthy 

“I am Not Your Negro” a documentary on James Baldwin (available on many platforms)

“Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride” a documentary on Hunter S. Thompson 

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Jul
30
9:30am 9:30am

Sunday Project & Book Binding Workshop

Sunday Project: Cardboard Painting // July 30th @ 9:30AM - 1:30PM.

Join us in the gallery on Sunday, July 30th before and after services as we paint bible stories on cardboard, inspired by our new gallery exhibit “Cardboard Chronicles: The Biblical Art of Rudolph Bostic.” Paint and cardboard will be provided. 

"Noah with the Angels and Animals" by Rudolph Bostic

"Noah with the Angels and Animals" by Rudolph Bostic

Book Binding Workshop & Painting // July 30th @ 4:30 - 6:00PM

Registration deadline has passed.

Additionally, there will be a Book Binding Workshop at 4:30PM in the gallery. We will create pocket sized journals inspired by Rudolph Bostic's Cardboard Chronicles. The basic book binding tutorial will go until 5:00PM, and the following time afterwards will be used to paint and personalize your journal in a style similar to Bostic's. All supplies will be provided. Registration deadline has passed.

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Jul
16
9:30am 9:30am

Sunday Project: Paint Toy Blocks

Join us in the gallery on Sunday, July 16th before and after services as we create a set of wooden toy blocks inspired by Laura Wennstrom's "Block City." There will be paint and brushes available, as well as mini printed photographs from the Shelby Park neighborhood to collage on the blocks. The finished community project will be reflective of our church's home, Shelby Park, and will be given to the Kids ministry. Be sure to stop by and paint a block for the collection!

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Jul
9
5:00pm 5:00pm

In Seeking Home: Reception and Artist Talks

Come view artwork by Garrett O. Hansen, Samantha Ludwig, Adrienne Miller, Laura Wennstrom, and Jordan Lienhoop in the exhibit In Seeking Home and listen as each artist shares what home means to them and how it transfers into their art. The artist talks will begin at 5:00PM, each lasting approximately 3-5 minutes, plus time for a few questions and answers.

Additionally, we will be working on our own set of toy blocks inspired by Laura Wennstrom's "Block City." Be sure to stop by and paint a block for the collection!

In Seeking Home will be on view in the gallery June 4 - July 23, 2017. 

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Jul
2
4:30pm 4:30pm

Neighborhood Photo Walk: Shelby Park

Inspired by Laura Wennstrom's "Block City," Sojourn Arts will be creating a set of toy blocks that is representative of Sojourn Midtown's neighborhood, Shelby Park. Important to the project are photographs that are visually compelling and honestly capture our church's home community.

We will meet in the gallery at 4:30PM to look at "Block City" and briefly discuss the gallery exhibit In Seeking Home and the purpose of the collaborative art project. Then we'll head outside to make photographs!

In Seeking Home will be on view in the gallery June 4 - July 23, 2017. 

 

"Block City" by Laura Wennstrom

"Block City" by Laura Wennstrom

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Apr
9
5:00pm 5:00pm

Saints Reception and Artist Talk

Come meet photographer Leandro Lozada and hear him discuss his current gallery exhibit, Saints, a collection of portraits from members in our church community. In his artist statement, Leandro writes:

"I've asked our church community to trust God and each other in a very tangible way: by sharing with me some of the most difficult aspects of their life and as they do so, to allow me to photograph them. 

These stories and portraits are a display of trust; they are able to share in such a way because they trust to be loved and known by God and by others. But they are also an invitation to trust; to trust God and others with your whole self, not just with a polished version of yourself."

The artist talk will begin at 5:00PM and last approximately 10-15 minutes, plus time for a few questions and answers.

Saints will be on view in the gallery February 19 - April 9, 2017. See more of Leandro's work at www.facebook.com/mightysaints1.

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Mar
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Responding to Violence and the Gun: Reception and Panel

On Saturday, March 18th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. there will be a reception and panel discussion for the gallery exhibit Responding to Violence and the Gun. The reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the gallery, with the panel starting at 6:30 p.m. 

The show will be on view February 12 - April 9, 2017. 

 
 
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Aug
14
8:30am 8:30am

Stations of the Cross Woodcut Project

With Steve Prince's lead, we've begun an amazing project that will fill our worship space, but we need your help to finish it!

This Sunday and each Sunday through August 14th. 8:30am - 1pm and 6 - 8pm. in the gallery.  Ages 12 and up.  Free and open to the public.

Some of the pieces coming together.  They'll eventually be rolled with ink - Steve Prince's circular panels will be red and the others will be black.  

Some of the pieces coming together.  They'll eventually be rolled with ink - Steve Prince's circular panels will be red and the others will be black.  

We're looking for nearly 200 people to make woodcuts that will fit together to surround 14 woodcuts made by Steve Prince depicting Christ's road to crucifixion.  We'll display them in our worship space this Fall and during Lent in years to come.  

A facilitator will be on hand to guide you each step of the way in making a design and carving it.  All tools will be provided.  It's not about your individual skill.  It's about all of our contributions coming together like a visual choir giving honor to Christ.  Help us finish this project and make it awesome!

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Jun
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

Steve Prince and Steve Halla Gallery Talk

image left: by Steve Halla / image right: by Steve Prince

image left: by Steve Halla / image right: by Steve Prince

20 minutes + Q&A

Come meet artists Steve Prince and Steve Halla as they discuss their exhibit in our gallery.  They will talk briefly on the meaning of their work - including themes of marriage, a personal reading of the Old Testament, and the importance of place.  They'll also give insight into how their hand-crafted prints are made.  

left: Steve Halla / right: Steve Prince

left: Steve Halla / right: Steve Prince

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Jun
26
8:30am 8:30am

Steve Prince Printmaking Workshop

Steve Prince (center) leads large-scale printmaking workshops around the country.

Steve Prince (center) leads large-scale printmaking workshops around the country.

Free, but advance registration required  (donations to help pay for supplies and artist fee accepted)

4 times slots - 8:30, 10, 11:30 and 6:00.  Recommended for ages 12-adult

Together under Steve Prince's lead, we'll make a new set of 14 artworks to hang in our worship space this fall.  Steve will prepare the project to include a central image by him and we'll all make a piece to fit into his larger piece.  We need to get a lot of hands working on this project, so invite your friends to signup!  Any questions can be directed to mwinters@sojournchurch.com.

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You may select 1 or more times to participate. The more help the better! (11:30 time is now full)

The process we'll use is similar to this...

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