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Session VI Fall 2017 Seminar

January 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Round 6 Seminar: we will explore “Creation” Genesis 1 & 2, Adam and Eve

Applications will be accepted starting April 17, 2017 until May 31, 2017.

Creation- Genesis 1-2:2

In the beginning… was there nothing, or did the earth already exist unformed?  Was the first creative act a crafting out of the void or an ordering out of chaos?  Might the creative process that yields music, painting, poetry and dance be both – the chaotic swirl of thought and feeling and the breathing out of form, or the calling up from emptiness something altogether new and original?  The author of the first chapter of Genesis seeks to capture not the science of creation but its majestic wonder.

Discover the art, music, poetry and religious interpretations that give expression to the first 33 verses of the Bible.  Consider the following questions:  What is creativity? What was the light of the first day of creation and how does it differ from the light of the sun and the moon?  What is the place of withdrawal and separation in creation?  What is the image of God?  Should humans have been created? Is rest a part of creation or the cessation of it?

The RSA seminar is a place for artists to reflect on the text, argue with it, challenge it, build open it and to create from it.

Sessions will be held for 2.5 hours weekly for a total of five weeks and will meet evenings from 6:00–8:30 p.m. on the campuses of Butler University and the Christian Theological Seminary.

The Fall 2017 seminars will be held on Thursday evenings, September 28, October 5, 12, 19,  and an open artist session on November 9.

Additional artists sessions will be held from 6:00–8:30 PM on December 7 (Literature), January 11 (Music), February 8 (Art).

A late February 2018 exhibition is planned, date TBA.

Artist applications for the Fall 2017 seminar will be accepted from April 17 – May 31.


January 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Butler University
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Butler University
Indianapolis, IN United States
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