Building upon the Art Conferences at the Basilica in Hudson NY in 2010-12, and the Art Convergence 2013, a gathering is scheduled this summer which we are again calling an “Art Convergence.” Twenty-three artists from various places including Israel, Finland and California as well as local artists from Columbia County, NY will work together for four days on the following questions:

In relation to our world today:

As artists what are we being asked to do?

How does art make us more human?

Can we imagine art sustainably integrated into our world where authentic hope is possible?

What is the relationship of art to hope?

Artists will come to the Convergence willing to work with these questions artistically – either in collaboration with others or individually. Time will be set aside each day for collegial conversation. The rest of the day will be dedicated to continuing artistic projects that may stimulate informal dialogue and/or collaboration. In addition to 3 days of concentrated work among ourselves as artists, we will have a series of events for the public.

All public events are at 84 Main St, Philmont NY.

Everyone is invited to the following events:

Wednesday August 9, 7:30 pm“Democracy and Aesthetic Education” a talk by Nathaniel Williams

Thursday August 10, 7:30 pm  “working with inspiration”  sharing by Jen Zimberg and Laura Summer

Friday August 11, 7 pm  – Katie Schwerin will share colored light and sound, children as well as adults invited.
7:45 pm – Sharing our work from the convergence – 30 minute reports.

Saturday August 12
8-11 am – Everyone is invited to work with internationally known land artist Axel Ewald on his installation for the Convergence at the Nature Institute (20 May Hill Road, Ghent, New York 12075).
2-5 pm and 7-9 pm – Sharing our work from the Convergence – 30 minute reports.
Sunday August 13
9 am-12:30 pm – Sharing our work from the Convergence – 30 minute reports.

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Date(s) - 08/09/2017 - 08/13/2017
7:30 pm - 12:30 pm

Free Columbia