February 17 - 19, 2012
Topeka, Kansas
Come and experience the arts as a gift FROM God and a gift back TO God
Friday, February 17

4:00 pm "Art and the Church: 3 Problems, 3 Prescriptions" – First Methodist Church-600 SW Topeka Blvd
Talk by David Taylor about the relationship between the Church and the Arts.

6:00 pm Drop-in Reception (light food and drink) First Presbyterian Church-Disciples Hall - 817 SW Harrison St

7:00 pm Public presentation by David Taylor on “On the Reconstructive Power of Beauty” First Presbyterian Church - 817 SW Harrison St 

Saturday, February 18

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  "Icons in Transformation" - two sites (different art at each site) - Grace Cathedral - 8th and Polk & First Presbyterian Church - Disciples Hall - 817 SW Harrison St

12:00 – 4:00 p.m. “Images of Christ” Art Exhibit - St. John AME - 701 S.W. Topeka Blvd
Digital images as well as physically present images of Christ from different cultures and perspectives.

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Children’s Art Event - Assumption Parish – Mater Dei Church - NW Corner of SW 8th and Jackson 
Hands-on Art Workshop with Kim Williams with support from Mulvane Art Lab
Storytelling by Rev. Patty Brown-Barnett!
Snack included.

3:00 p.m. Public Roundtable Discussion on the “The Significance of the Arts in Society and in Topeka” - NOTO Community Arts Center - 922 N. Kansas Avenue
Roundtable participants may include: Artists, Teachers, Politicians. There will be a moderated open Q & A time with the audience.

6:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres - St. John AME - 701 S.W. Topeka Blvd

7:00 p.m. “The Virtues and Practices of a Flourishing Artist” - St. John AME - 701 S.W. Topeka Blvd 
A Conversation with David Taylor for the Christian artist/arts community supporter/enthusiast.

8:00 p.m.  Heartland Jazz Trio and "Sacred Spaces" Art Exhibit, featuring regional artists - Former Hillmer's/London Jazz Club - 115 SE 6th Avenue (just west of 6th and Quincy)

Sunday, February 19

12:00 – 4:30 p.m. Art Exhibits

     “Images of Christ” Art Exhibit (continued)- St. John AME

     “Icons in Transformation” (continued) - Grace Cathedral & First Presbyterian - Docent led tours  
      available at both locations

5:00 p.m. Great Spaces sponsored Organ Concert by Jan Kraybill - Grace Cathedral (ticketed event)

6:30 p.m. Closing Comments & Reception - Grace Cathedral

Schedule of Events