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...

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On Symbol

On Symbol - Creative Prayer with Cornelia van Voorst. Sometimes we mistake a sign for a symbol. A sign has a concise singular meaning which is unambiguous. Symbol is metaphorical. A symbol is where the seen and unseen, the silent and spoken, physical and spiritual, conscious and unconscious meet. Metaphor and symbol are markers and portals on the surface of life speaking of and leading us to the depth of the sacred that our conscious selves don’t always comprehend...

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On Love

On Love - Creative Prayer with Cornelia van Voorst. In our recent years of pandemic, paper hearts have graced our windows, and memes on social media call upon us to love one another, take care of one another.  In poetry, song, art and story, the power of love is invoked regularly. Yet when we are aware and overwhelmed by trouble in our world and in our own lives, talk of “love is the answer” can sound unrealistic...

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.

Karen Swenholt

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.