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Roz Dimon

PALE MALE: A PilgrimageRoz Dimon’s work at the Shelter Island Exhibit, Shelter Island Historical Society Barn: Dimon’s “PALE MALE: A Pilgrimage” was recently acquired by the 9/11 Memorial Museum for its permanent collection.

Beth Grossman

Beth Grossman talk“They can try to destroy intellectual life in Iraq and we will keep making and sending more books.” Beth Grossman talks about collaboration with Iraqi friends on the book for the “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here" at the International Print Center New York. The exhibit of 280 artists’ responses to the 2007 car bombing of the booksellers street in Baghdad are on view at 5 venues in New York.
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Ruh al'Alam

Thuluth script verseApplying a traditional Thuluth script verse. Placed above a mihrab in a small mosque in East London.

Michael Carter Lamb

michael carter lambMICHAEL CARTER contributes an exclusive original; collaborative work with founder Deborah Rise Mrantz. Ahava/Love will be available as supra-high quality Giclee repro on canvas, as the newest fine art addition to GUILDWORKS iABRAHAM la Bodega digital storefront!

Erling Hope

erling hopeThis past fall, Guildworks artist ERLING HOPE was part of a team created by Temple Adas Israel to re-envision the festival of Sukkot as a community-wide Jewish Harvest Festival. Erling Hope re-designed their sukkah.

Lil Copan

lil copanMark One of quadriptych The Four Evangelists project by Guildworks artist Lil Copan. Read more here

Trinity Band

trinityFelicidades! Trinity Band wins the Silver Dove Award (NL’s equivalent to the Dove Awards) for best album of 2012 for their album Que Mas. Purchase their specially signed first press CDs to benefit the homeless here

GUILDWORKS™

LOGOS GUILDWORKS cultivates artistic voicings of the Hebrew Bible and Gospel, asserting faith's substance through God’s divine means, and by conversations in community of Christ. Artworks of LOGOS co-join the essential covenantal call to Abraham in Genesis, L'chi lach lech l'cha vaderech Go out from your country and kinsmen to be a blessing unto the Nations…I shall bless you, and in you all the families of the Earth shall be blessed” similarly holding Jesus' call to us to be “Salt and Light, a city on a hill,” beatific light of the world and new Jerusalem for humankind. 

PARTNER ORGS- MINISTRIES

Partner Orgs and MinistriesLOGOS GUILDWORKS collaborates with partner organizations and ministries of philosophically and spiritually companion pastoral directions, encouraging exchange in (Abrahamic) faith-based ministry and collaborating in projects of shared substantive theological-ecclesial ecumenism. In partnering with various religious, secular-civic, theological and interfaith organizations, LOGOS GUILDWORKS seeks to inform and encourage transformative religious experience–through collaborations with arts-worship communities, and monasteries or retreats with emphasis in spiritual formation and contemplative life. As these venues manifest through partnerships and urban explorations of living into Hebrew bible and Christian Gospels from revitalized and resonant spheres, LOGOS GUILDWORKS enjoins congregants and communities, religious and lay people to vitally pursuing focused lives of fully lived faith.

HOLY HILL PROJECT    8|10 Pieces in Abrahamic Tradition Andover Newton Seminary + Pacific School of Religion GTU | Center Jewish Studies | New College Berkeley

God, who may abide in your tabernacle? Who may dwell on Your holy hill?  Psalm 15: 1-2  

The HOLY HILL PROJECT hopes to partner academic and artistic resources from the Graduate Theological Union's Pacific School of Religion, New College Berkeley and CJS, (on Holy Hill) in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, with Andover Newton Seminary's CIRCLE, and 'Journey's on the Hill' interfaith programs, creating a bridge in innovative theological work taking place in both distinguished Seminary consortia on East and West coasts. Our cross-paneled digital-to-laminate aluminum artwork series combines the Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount (Christianity) and the words of Jeremiah 31:3 "I have loved you with an everlasting love, and I draw you to me with lovingkindness."(Judaism's Hebrew Bible) in an inter-religious, reflective, multi-panel/muti-sensory design installation.The HOLY HILL PROJECT envisions multi-paneled, museum-modern graphical scriptural sculpture entitled Holy Hill, An Everlasting Love installed in the two primary host venues of Andover Newton Theological School and Pacific School of Religion and/or the Graduate Theological Union library, or another arts ministry venue. Potential sponsors and venues for display include currently slated Christ Church, Santa Fe (New Mexico) and will embrace key lay and ecclesial destinations between Andover Newton Seminary in Massachusetts, and the GTU. Panels will be constructed in an exhibition-ready format, prepared for installation and ready for portability between sites. The HOLY HILL PROJECT connects Scripture to the places people seek communion with God and community with each other–encouraging God’s word, entering hearts where people love art and resonate with words of faith. Currently LOGOS GUILDWORKS is working with dynamic interfaith organizations like Faith House Manhattan, and we also anticipate working with CIRCLE and Journeys on the Hill, the interfaith|inter-religious dialogue programs at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College, as well as the Pacific School of Religion, Center for Jewish Studies and New College Berkeley in the GTU, in Berkeley California.

HOLY HILL PROJECT     8|10 Pieces in Abrahamic Tradition Andover Newton Seminary + Pacific School of Religion GTU | Center Jewish Studies | New College Berkeley

God, who may abide in your tabernacle? Who may dwell on Your holy hill?  Psalm 15: 1-2  

The HOLY HILL PROJECT hopes to partner academic and artistic resources from the Graduate Theological Union's Pacific School of Religion, New College Berkeley and CJS, (on Holy Hill) in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, with Andover Newton Seminary's CIRCLE, and 'Journey's on the Hill' interfaith programs, creating a bridge in innovative theological work taking place in both distinguished Seminary consortia on East and West coasts. Our cross-paneled digital-to-laminate aluminum artwork series combines the Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount (Christianity) and the words of Jeremiah 31:3 "I have loved you with an everlasting love, and I draw you to me with lovingkindness."(Judaism's Hebrew Bible) in an inter-religious, reflective, multi-panel/muti-sensory design installation.The HOLY HILL PROJECT envisions multi-paneled, museum-modern graphical scriptural sculpture entitled Holy Hill, An Everlasting Love installed in the two primary host venues of Andover Newton Theological School and Pacific School of Religion and/or the Graduate Theological Union library, or another arts ministry venue. Potential sponsors and venues for display include currently slated Christ Church, Santa Fe (New Mexico) and will embrace key lay and ecclesial destinations between Andover Newton Seminary in Massachusetts, and the GTU. Panels will be constructed in an exhibition-ready format, prepared for installation and ready for portability between sites. The HOLY HILL PROJECT connects Scripture to the places people seek communion with God and community with each other–encouraging God’s word, entering hearts where people love art and resonate with words of faith. Currently LOGOS GUILDWORKS is working with dynamic interfaith organizations like Faith House Manhattan, and we also anticipate working with CIRCLE and Journeys on the Hill, the interfaith|inter-religious dialogue programs at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College, as well as the Pacific School of Religion, Center for Jewish Studies and New College Berkeley in the GTU, in Berkeley California.

Michael R Carter online

Media Visual Arts

Bio

For the past twenty years Michael has been involved in education, from curriculum design and classroom teaching to speaking at national conferences. His teachings posts have ranged from Kindergarten to University level. In the mid-1990's, Michael was asked to develop an art program for Westminster Academy in Memphis, TN., one of the premier Classical Christian Schools in the U.S., where he would eventually teach Art, History and Latin for several years. Currently Michael teaches art and creative writing at Trinity Christian Preparatory School in Charlotte, NC.

Erling Hope online

Media  Sculpture, Digital Moving Image

Bio 

Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate work includes studies in art and liturgical environment at Pratt Institute, Skidmore College, and Yale University. I studied under sculptors Leroy Setziol in the Pacific Northwest, and William King in New York. I have exhibited widely and am represented in private and liturgical collections throughout the United States. Hands-on experience designing and building spans nearly 30 years. I currently serve as President of the Society for the Arts, Religion, and Contemporary Culture, NYC, and served as Artist-in-Residence for Andover Newton Theological Schools summer Institute for Theology and the Arts, 1999-2002, and served as Pastoral Clerk for Peconic Bay Quaker Meeting from 2006-2009.

LOGOS GUILDWORKS |   ARTISTS RESIDENCIES Fellowships
annually from last Advent Sunday through feast of Transfiguration  December through August

Helen L Burke, (artist-in-residence)  lived her faith through Union of American Hebrew Congregations Camp Swig for Living Judaism for two decades. Helen was mentor, guide, teacher, journeyman/professional artist—partly spiritual mentor and encourager; across the arc of two decades she continued to embody the qualities of a "lamed-vavnik" (one of the thirty-six tzadikkim, [righteous souls] on whose shoulders the world rests in holiness) in her wisdom given to those she helped form into artists, liturgical and lay instructors, architects, musicians, rabbis and cantors. Much of her work was collaborative. As an artist she loved process and materials: mosaic tile, sheet copper and copper wire, bent, shaped and hammered–welded with oxyacetylene torch.

HELEN L. BURKE  artists residencies fellowship
The Helen L. Burke online Artist Residencies Fellowship is designed to sponsor (collaborative) Abrahamically faith-based projects, providing online exposure to established and emerging artists whose work is informed by faith, tradition, scripture, and the witness of the Holy Spirit. The Burke Fellowship gathers three artists in the Abrahamic faiths (Jewish, Muslim and Christian) encouraging concurrent work within a thread or common theme. Theological, Pastoral and humanitarian themes are set each year by interfaith Seminarian, Deborah Risa Mrantz who will work directly with all three artists to empower each individually and within their community of the Burke Artist Residencies–helping these artists enter into dialogue and clear, cogent conversation with each other as they begin their artistic journeys and fellowship tenure. Encouraging and enabling artists in the Abrahamic faith traditions, GUILDWORKS core values remain rooted in continuing to nourish faith-communities through discerningly utilising art's power and universality, empowering generative embrace as innovative religious dialogues and spiritual experience through new, contemporary paradigms of God's word and work in the world. Stipend annual award of $1000 to each artist allows artists to work collaboratively, and provides seed money toward GUILDWORKS offering pieces created through the Burke Fellowship to various faith communities for devotion, worship, arts-ministry programs and Pastoral Chaplaincy to the Abrahmaic faiths.  

Artworks created under this program explore faith/spiritual-formation through arts venues for religious communities; Burke Fellowship projects may also incorporate music and film projects offered for worship in Abrahamic faith communities. Aspects of the Fellowships include exploring and articulating lived faith, offering arts apprenticeships and speaking in Synagogues, Churches and Mosques, ultimately providing innovative partnerships in facilitating pastoral care through arts-enriching communities.

Please download BURKE ARTIST RESIDENCIES submissions criteria

GIMILUS CHASSIDIM Barbara and Monroe Schlactus  Fellowship
annually from Rosh HaShannah to Yom Yerushalayim  Sept-Oct (Tishrei) to May (Sivan)

The world rests on Three Pillars: Torah, Avodah, Gimilus Chassidim

על שלשה דברים העולם עומד: על התורה, ועל העבודה, ועל גמילות חסדים (M  Avot 1: :2)Rebbe Judah Loew, Maharal of Prague 1529-1605
Monroe and Barbara Schlactus dedicated their lives to building bridges across divides of faith, race and culture. From 1962 to 1965, working in Atlanta’s ADL offices, Monroe assisted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the height of his civil-rights campaign in Birmingham, Alabama. Monroe also lectured and taught extensively in human relations and civil rights at more than forty colleges throughout the US. Barbara Schlactus took and created leadership roles in organizations such as the American Association of University Women, National Council of Jewish Women, B'nai B'rith Women, Hadassah and ORT. Minnesota governors Orville Freeman and Wendell Anderson cited her for volunteer activities and she also received the B'nai B'rith National Gold Key Award. After retiring, Barbara and Monroe Schlactus relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico, actively participating as co-authors of Albuquerque Interfaith, and the Jewish-Catholic Dialogue of New Mexico.

GIMILUS CHASSIDIM fellowship Monroe and Barbara Schlactus) Deeds of Mercy and Lovingkindness
Gimilus Chassidim: Deeds of mercy and lovingkindness. Annual $1500 fellowship stipend specifically funds projects that demonstrate a deep commitment to human and civil rights, religious equality, inclusiveness and tolerance. The Gimilus Chassidim Fellowship honors the cross-community bridge-building lives and work of Monroe and Barbara Schlactus. Projects emphasize intersections and cross-denominational interfaith dialogue in enduring, evolving religious and human rights from a deep well of faith, directly speaking as echoed in the prophet Micah, (You mortals, the LORD has told you what is good. This is what the LORD requires from you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. MIC 6:8) to construction and participation in vital communities engaged in authentically living Abrahamic faith. Such communities may include or encompass work in pastoral care, worship settings, and active fellowships in the arts and humanities.

Please download GIMILUS CHASSIDIM submissions criteria + Fellowship Terms and Conditions

 

2011-2012 GIMILUS CHASSIDIM FELLOW

Please download Craig Goodworth Liminal Ground proposal Abstract