Poets and artists can help restore a sense of rapport with the natural world. It is this renewed sense of reciprocity with nature, in all of its complexity and remarkable beauty, that can help provide the psychic and spiritual energies necessary for the work ahead. ~ Thomas Berry
The Thomas Berry Eco-Arts Alliance is a collaborative of artists whose 'art as activism' address issues of planetary crisis, while calling us into more profound relationship with the entire sacred community of life.
Is it Art, Activism or both?
February 6, 2021 4:00 ~ 5:00pm (NewYork Time)
Zoom Gathering ~ contact Sr Bernadette
Thomas Berry wrote: "The historical mission of our time is to reinvent the human ~ at the species level ~ by means of story and shared dream experience. "
Let's explore together the dynamic practice of the creative power of the arts (dream experience) with the strategic planning of activism (the story) necessary to bring about social change.
Artist Katy Bauer wrote: "I think good activist art should try to engage rather than shock or alienate. It is easier to shock and alienate than to educate and inspire."
Artistic activism compels us to see the world differently, to address the deeper insights and issues of political, cultural, ecological and religious structures rather than simply describing them.
Art has a long history with many activist movements, and as history shows, at the end of the day, the art used to spread awareness and information is what lingers long after the protestors go home.
In light of recent and ongoing events, this workshop will highlight works by some of the most influential artists, past and present whose works are meant to serve an activist purpose.
We will also share our own practices and what inspires us.
Contact me if you would like to join this call. Thank you!