SPirit Arts NightS start this Sunday, September 23rd!

Faith and Arts Ottawa will be hosting three, FREE, faith and arts workshops called SPirit Art NightS, or “SPANS”, this fall.

“SPANS” are for stretching our spiritual and artistic horizons.

Join us for these Sunday evening sessions, starting this Sunday, September 23, 2018 to experience a different spiritual artist each month:

September 23 from 7 to 9 pm 

Linda Privitera and “Spiritual Autobiographies – Mapping our Lives” (collage art)

Southminster United Church (15 Aylmer Ave.), in The Parlour (Bank and Aylmer)

October 21 from 7 to 9 pm 

Janet Tulloch and “Photography and the Cosmos” (photography)

Southminster United Church (15 Aylmer Ave.), in The Parlour (Bank and Aylmer)

November 18 from 7 to 9 pm 

Erin Burns and “Moving away from perfectionism” (process art)

Glebe-St. James United Church (650 Lyon St. South), in the Lounge (First and Lyon)

 

No art experience is necessary to participate in these workshops. Snacks and refreshments will be provided at each session.

Cost: It’s FREE!

Participant age range: for individuals ages 13 and up.

To register: email faithandartsottawa@gmail.com with your name, contact number, and session(s) you are interested in attending. Space is limited.

Questions: contact Ashley (our administrator) at faithandartsottawa@gmail.com

We hope you can join us!

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The SpiritArt Mission

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The SpiritArt Program has a clear mission and goals. 

 Our mission is

  • To provide a safe and welcoming art space.
  • To offer programming that nurtures spirituality and inspires hope, creativity, growth and healing though artistic expression.
  • To build and nurture a sense of community and connection through programming.
  • To provide a structure which will sustain connections made and to provide ongoing opportunities for support for people in their spiritual journeys.

There are many great schools and studios in Ottawa offering instruction in the arts ranging from dance to drama, from painting to poetry.  If your goal is to improve your technique and learn from an expert, then you’ll easily find what you’re looking for.

But if, on the other hand, your goal is to grow personally and spiritually through your art, to connect to the Source of life and to heal your wounds by using your imagination and creativity, then your options are fewer.

Our Mission at SpiritArt is to offer precisely this kind of artistic exploration; art-making that leads to spiritual growth and a sense of  community, the kind of imaginative exploration that focuses on the process rather than the product.

We believe that the creative arts provide one of the best possible paths to growth, healing and healthy community.  Why? Because when we engage our imagination in creating something new, something that doesn’t yet exist, we are – by definition! – open to learning and growing.  And because, when we are learning and growing we are more likely to find the strength and resources we need to face our hurts and pains and overcome them.  AND because, when we’re using our imagination, we are – almost by definition – HAVING FUN!

And fun is something too many of us have too little of.

That’s why SpiritArt has a clear mission and goals that set it apart from most of the other arts-based organizations in the city.