Last Week’s HopeArts Group:
Last Week’s Arts Hope Group (the first in over a half decade, I think), was very well attended, with 10+ attendees. We read aloud through the first chapter and a half of Hebrews, and the introduction to Buechner’s “Telling Secrets.” The conversation revolved around the notion of Story, and our stories, chiefly the importance and place of stories in relevantly communicating. One dissenting voice offered a counterbalancing perspective (also raised within the Buechner reading) of the relative importance of subjectivity in receiving and telling of stories.
The beginning thrust of the conversation was upon how the telling our secrets, if even just to ourselves, helps us to connect with the core of what it means to be human, the quintessential and existential experience we all share, most notably in that of the gospel.
From the discussion of the Buechner material, done in light of the grander meta-narrative (of our lives) as indicated in the first chapter of the epistle / book of Hebrews, we concluded by raising the question: into what are we calling people when we tell our secrets and stories? Continued discussion over these topics are encouraged here on Realm in this Group.
Upcoming Group Meeting:
This week (for the HopeArts Hope Group) is “open creative time”. While there is no group meeting this Wednesday evening, the writer’s workshop is meeting at Genuine Joe’s coffee shop on Anderson to workshop any pieces for which folks are wanting input (same time, 6:30-8:00 P.M., NO childcare).
However, the next Art Hope Group will meet Wednesday Oct. 3rd, 6:30-8:00 P.M. (same place; childcare at Hope Chapel). We will spend a goodly amount of time in chapter 2 of Hebrews, and will need to have read (if possible) the first two chapters of both the Buechner and L’Engle books.
Events on the Horizon:
Saturday, Oct. 6th Gallery Reception for the Textile Art Show “Fabric of Community”; 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. ; bring a pre-packaged finger-food/reception style treat.
Saturday, Nov.17th Arts Group Fundraiser “Crafted with Hope: Makers Fair” all day in the Hope Chapel parking lot. Booth space for selling work is available, as well as donation pieces are welcomed. Check with Richard C. and Ashley Littlefield for all details.
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