FQA ARTS CONFERENCE 2012
Theme: "ART AS PROCESS"
Dates: Friday, October 19 & Saturday, October 20, 2012
Place: Burlington Meetinghouse, Burlington NJ
Please join us for FQA's 5th arts conference. You may come for some or all of the Friday evening events, for Saturday only, or for the whole thing. Here's the schedule. See the website for photos of the 2011 conference (also at Burlington) and to download the registration form and intent-to-show form.
Below is the conference schedule along with information on events, including workshop details. If you choose to stay overnight, you'll need to bring bedding.
4:30-6:30 Registration. Bring your art for display in the art show.
6:30-7:30 Dinner and welcome including brief introductions all around
7:30-8:45 Adrian Martinez: "Where Two Worlds Meet: Quakers and Native Americans"
Adrian will show us how he prepared artifacts and costumes and chose models for his paintings on the theme of Quakers and American Indians (exhibit at West Chester University in 2005). There will be time for Q&A and Adrian will be around throughout the conference for conversation. Adrian studied art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, St. Martin's in London and Purdue University.
One of his large (9' x 18') murals is on display in the White House. (Introduction by Blair Seitz)
9:00-9:30 Marianne and Tom Tucker will draw on several folk traditions and many instruments in a lively musical performance.
9:30-10:30 Open mike (Blair Seitz, MC)
10:30 Brief unprogrammed worship to close the evening
8:45-9:15 Unprogrammed meeting for worship (in worship room)
Registration for "daytrippers"
9:15-9:30 Announcements and overview of the day
9:30-11:00 Workshops (see below for descriptions)
Liz Gates: "Working with Paper: Beyond a Simple Accordion"
Pat Reed & Marilyn Morrison: "Clay: Naturally!"
Jack & Sharon Fanning: "Become One with Your Digital Camera," Part 1
Jules: "What Would George Fox Say? An Improv Theater Experience," Part 1
11:15-12:15 FQA Business Meeting (Maria Cattell, Clerk)
12:15-2:00 Lunch and free time: enjoy the art show, chat with the artists.
2:00-3:30 Workshops (see below for descriptions)
Jennifer Elam: "Writing and Spirituality"
Marti Rogers: "Working with a Microphone"
Jack & Sharon Fanning: "Become One with Your Digital Camera," Part 2
Jules: "What Would George Fox Say? An Improv Theater Experience," Part 2
3:30-3:45 Break with snacks
3:45-4:00 Improv theater workshop's presentation
4:00-4:40 Marti Rogers & Tom Levy: Marti accompanies her songs on autoharp, guitar or lap dulcimer, Tom provides the beat on bass fiddle. Marti's folk music performances go back to her leadership in the 1960s anti-war movement.
4:45 Worship / worship sharing to close conference
Jack & Sharon Fanning: "Become One with Your Digital Camera" (AM & PM)
Bring your digital camera and learn how to get the best results. Jack operates a photography studio in Philly and has photographed over 3,000 weddings. Sharon enjoys nature and macro photography and painting from the results. They teach photography at Gloucester County College and elsewhere.
Jules: "What Would George Fox Say? An Improv Theater Experience" (AM & PM)
We'll use improvisational skills to think outside the box about the relevance today of the words of George Fox and other early Quakers and do an improv skit based on input from conference attenders. Jules is a printmaker; she works with the after school program at Moses Brown Friends School.
Liz Gates: "Working with Paper: Beyond a Simple Accordion" (AM)
Learn the trick to folding a perfect accordion and make a small photo album using a variation on the accordion fold to hold in the pages: no sewing, only simple tools. Liz is a hand bookbinder and a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.
Pat Reed & Marilyn Morrison: "Clay: Naturally!" (AM)
Participants will hand build individual pieces (which can be bisqued and returned) and a group piece. Marilyn, specializing in wheel work, and Pat, specializing in hand building, head the clay studio at Lancaster County Art Association. They love teaching the joys and satisfactions of working with clay.
Jennifer Elam: "Writing and Spirituality" (PM)
Jennifer will engage participants with shared experiences in writing and spirituality. She has published 3 books illustrated with her own paintings and is a certified school psychologist.
Marti Rogers: "Working with a Microphone" (PM)
For musicians, poets, artists, speakers: learn how to work with a mike for best sound quality and, if there is interest, how to select and set up a modest sound system. Bring instruments, a song or a short piece to try out. Marti is a song writer and singer.