When we witness great improvisation, we're floored. Somehow the performer magically knows what to say, what notes to play, what gestures come next! They leave us spellbound because (seemingly) out of nothing comes something special. But great improvisers are not working from nothing. They have clearly defined structures and frameworks within which to work. They … Continue reading Improvised Liturgy
Tag: Art and Faith
Meditating on Holy Art with Peter Brook
What if holy art is an aid to all people at all times to help them in their "life's work" to "comprehend the visibility of the invisible."
Hybrid Ways of Thinking
Ronya Dones, Virtual Artist in Residence 2022. Starting a new creative project of any kind is often intimidating, and this residency with Convergence was no different, but Lisa and Convergence community could not have been more supportive...
Science Says Spirituality is Good for Your Health
The health benefits of a spiritual life outweigh the health benefits of not eating fat or sugar. Spirituality positively affects physical health, mental health, quality of relationships—even your GPA in college. I don’t know of anything I could eat that would do so much!Psychologist Dr. Lisa Miller, best-selling author and founder of Columbia University’s Spirituality … Continue reading Science Says Spirituality is Good for Your Health
Convergence Spotlight: Ronya Dones
Ronya Dones is Convergence's first "Virtual Artist in Residence." As an artist and teacher, Ronya examines human flourishing with child-like curiosity and modern sophistication. She has developed innovative spiritual, social-emotional and arts-based programming for individuals, families, schools, museums, libraries, rehabilitation centers, therapists, churches, community and social service agencies.
Convergence Spotlight: Karen Swenholt
Sculptor, Karen Swenholt is our first in the Convergence Spotlight Video Series. Karen is a figurative sculptor who lives and works in Northern Virginia. She is currently Artist in Residence at Convergence in Alexandria, Virginia where her studio is located. Her large-scale sculptures are on view in the Convergence Sculpture Garden.
For almost fifteen years, Convergence has been exploring the intersection of art, faith and the human experience. Now, with we are creating ways to share what we've learned and experienced with others and finding new ways to connect with artists around faith and cultural engagement through soul|makers. https://youtu.be/oaPjZb-Sbow soul|makers Forming Emerging Leaders in the Arts … Continue reading soul|makers
Convergence is the culmination of 14 years of stories. The stories of people coming together to grow spiritually and creatively. The stories of people sharing an expanded vision of the world; supporting each other in their quest to become who they were created to be. Convergence is 14 years of stories about finding faith, hope … Continue reading Meet Convergence
The Art of “Re-“
Through the gifts of Art, Music, and Prayer, we are renewed in our creativity as we listen for God’s voice through the use of Re Words! Reflect - Restore - Be Refreshed! No matter where we are in our faith journey; being in community, the Art of Re is a way to refocus, and redirect … Continue reading The Art of “Re-“
The Ministry of Imagination
Have you ever considered the possibility that your creative work in the world is ministry when it comes from a place rooted in Christ?