Art as Worship, Worship as Art Workshop
Type of event: Public Event
Sponsor: Paint Branch UU Church, Adelphi, MD
Are you a singer, dancer or visual artist or want to explore one or more of these art forms… We invite you to join us to restore and renew your spirit through
Workshops in Visual, Choral and Movement Arts
Inspired by John Lennon’s song Imagine
VISUAL: What do YOU imagine? Come together to explore your imaginings in pictures, words and color! Led by Joanna Axtmann
CHORAL: Reimagine Imagine. Sing together and reinvent a classic song for current times. Led by Allison Hughes
MOVEMENT: You may say I’m a dancer, and I’m not the only one. Led by Peggy Hoffman & Sharon Werth
Saturday, December 1, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Option for choice of 2 workshops/Lunch & snacks will be served (vegetarian option available)
Children age 10 and older are welcome.
Sunday, December 2, 10:00 am Worship Service - Optional
Workshop participants are invited to attend and participate
Workshop Fee (includes lunch & childcare):
$50 – Adults * $30 - PBUUC Members * $20 – Seniors/Students/Youth
To register. Download the word registration form and email or mail to the congregation. Payment information is on the form.
Sponsored by The Chalice Dancers and Arts Council of Paint Branch UU Church
About the Workshop Leaders
Joanna Axtmann Artist, Instructor. “Making art is my consistent passion and a means for survival. Vision and experience builds up an energy within that needs physical, visual release/expression.” Joanna makes images in a variety of media – mixed media on paper, sculptural installations, assemblage and printmaking. She leads workshops in Washington DC & California, teaches at University of DC and previously at University of Iowa, Montana State University, State University of Puebla, Mexico and she holds a MA & MFA degrees in Painting, Drawing & Sculpture. See her art at joannaaxtmann.com.
Peggy Hoffman & Sharon Werth/The Erika Thimey Dance & Theater Co. - "Modern dance was an attempt to frame the human experience in a different light, and Erika represented that first impulse, first energy." The dance company, inspired by Ms. Thimey’s 60-year legacy, shares dance as an art form and expression of the spirit. The workshops will draw on modern and sacred dance, and the dance within us all.
Allison Hughes – “Sing freely, listen deeply, breath together, hear one another.” Allison is a singer, choir director and voice teacher in College Park, MD. She has performed locally and in exciting venues including Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, Carnegie Hall, Prague’s Rudolphinum, and the Liszt Academy in Budapest. She directs the College Park Chorale and founded and leads the fun and unusual (un)choir, a pop-up community sing. She is also a member of Paint Branch Creek, a folk music group performing acoustic americana in the DC area. Learn more www.allisonsings.com.