Gloriae Dei Cantores Frammenti Art Exhibit -- Filippo Rossi; Susan Kanaga Elements Theatre Company Art Exhibit at San Lorenzo in Florence; Church of the Transfiguration at the Community of Jesus Via Sacra Inaugerzione with Cardinal Betori, Mons Verdon, Archbishop Benotto

Events

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
May 27 – July 31, 2018
The Rains Came Down: Noah & the Ark A Bowden Collection

Patmos Art Center, Community of Jesus, Orleans MA

Imagined with a vast variety of creatures parading into the ark two by two, the animals intrigue most youth who hear the story of Noah’s ark and the cargo it carried. For centuries the account of the flood has fascinated children and adults alike, and has captured the imagination of the artist like no other biblical narrative.

This exhibition has over 25 renditions of the story of the flood from diverse sources and in a variety of media, some of which include etchings by Marc Chagall, Ben Zion, and Arthur Geisert; a 17th century engraving; paintings by outsider artists Rudolph Bostic and Dorethy Gorham; two molas from the San Blas Islands off the coast of Panama; a stencil print by Japanese artist Sadao Watanabe; and several charming wood sculpted Noah’s arks. Together they promise the viewer a delightful experience of exploring anew the beloved story of Noah and the ark.

Exhibit Hours:Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-4pm (closed Wednesdays)

June 16-26, 2018
Spend a Week in Italy with St. John the Baptist

Barga, Pisa, Siena, Ravenna, Florence
with Msgr. Timothy Verdon, & Fr. Martin Shanon, CJ

Explore themes of Baptism and the life of John the Baptist in the beautiful context of Italy. Visit ancient and medieval sites of baptism throughout Tuscany and Ravenna. Enjoy a retreat in the Tuscan hills and at Villa Via Sacra in Barga, Italy.
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PAST EVENTS

February – April, 2018
THROUGH LIGHT Art Exhibit

Patmos Art Center, Community of Jesus, Orleans, MA
Works of Susan Kanaga and Filippo Rossi
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June – September, 2017
THROUGH LIGHT Art Exhibit

Villa Via Sacra, Barga, Italy
Works of Susan Kanaga and Filippo Rossi
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REFORMATION COMMEMORATION 1517-2017 
The Arts and Ecumenism: Theology and the Risk of Artistic Creation:
Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

PARIS May 12 – 13
STRASBOURG May 19 – 20
FLORENCE May 25 – 27

NEW HAVEN, CT October 20-21
ORLEANS, MA October 27-29

This ecumenical, scholarly and artistic event will focus on the evolving visions and the function of contemporary sacred art in the Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions – exploring how the Catholic tradition is being rediscovered and renewed by the Reformed Churches. Presentations will discuss Catholic and Protestant approaches to art through history, theology and liturgical contexts, late 19th to mid-20th century and post Vatican II developments, with specific references about areas of growth and exchange, as seen from both the American and European viewpoints.

This International Symposium is organized by Msgr Timothy Verdon and hosted by Institut Superieur de Theologie et Art de l’Institut Catholique de Paris, Faculte de Theologie Protestante del’ Universite de Strasbourg,  Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence), Facolta Teologica dell’Italia Centrale, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and the Community of Jesus.

The final session of this symposium will culminate at the Community of Jesus in Orleans MA, an ecumenical monastery in the Benedictine tradition, known for its commitment to sacred music and art. The session combines academic papers with exhibits and demonstrations of Mosaic, Fresco, Gregorian chant, a fully-staged production of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ opera The Pilgrim’s Progress adapted from John Bunyan’s famous allegory, and will conclude with Holy Eucharist and an organ concert at the Church of the Transfiguration at the Community of Jesus in Orleans, MA
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April, 2017 Spring Lecture Series and Artists Workshops
Lux Ecclesiae: The Light of the Church  with Msgr. Timothy Verdon
Community of Jesus
Monsignor Timothy Verdon, Canon of the Cathedral of Florence and Director of the Cathedral Museum, will develop themes of seeing as understanding and contemplation of the beatific vision in eight Easter reflections with images.

Discovering Light: The Artist’s Journey
Artist Workshop with Filippo Rossi, Community of Jesus
Artist Filippo Rossi of Florence, Italy will lead the art intensive workshop, which will focus on artistic expression and experimentation working with canvas, cardboard, wood and polystyrene in paintings and/or sculpture. The personal inspiration used to create an individual work will be explored, as will newfound ways of expression through collaboration with other artists on the retreat.

November, 2016 – February, 2017
Lux Seminalis: Seeds of Light – The works of Gabriele Wilpers
Patmos Art Center, Community of Jesus, Orleans, MA
Works of Gabriele Wilpers
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October, 2016
Music Seminar with the Siena Children’s Choir

August – September, 2016
LONGING FOR EDEN Art Exhibit
Patmos Art Center, Community of Jesus, Orleans, MA
Works of Delro Rosco

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June – September, 2016
LUX SEMINALIS: SEEDS OF LIGHT Art Exhibit
Villa Via Sacra, Barga, Italy
Works of Gabriele Wilpers
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June, 2016
“Spend a Week in Italy with St. Benedict” Villa Via Sacra, Barga, Italy
BARGA, NORCIA, SUBIACO

The trip explored the Life of Saint Benedict and Benedictine Spirituality studying art, his life, and his rule with Timothy Verdon, Notker Wolf, and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove at villa Via Sacra in Tuscany, in an atmosphere of monastic hospitality and peace. It included excursions to Norcia and Subiaco. Sponsored by Mount Tabor Books.

May, 2016
Symposium “E LA PAROLA SI FECE BELLEZZA
And the Word was Made Beautiful: International Conference on the historic sculpted ambos of Tuscany — The Symposium included Mystery plays performed by Elements Theatre Company.
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May, 2016
Music Seminar with the Siena Children’s Choir

April, 2016
Spring Lecture Series and Artists Workshops

Lumen Christi: Lecture series with Msgr. Timothy Verdon at the Community of Jesus.
Artist Workshop with Gabriele Wilpers at the Community of Jesus

November, 2015 – February, 2016
FRAGMENTS/FRAMMENTI Art Exhibit

Patmos Art Center, Community of Jesus, Orleans, MA
Works of Filippo Rossi & Susan Kanaga

November 2015
Gloriæ Dei Cantores tour of Italy

October, 2015 – January, 2016
Si Fece Carne
International Exhibit of Contemporary Sacred Art at the Basilica of San Lorenze, Florence

June – September, 2015
FRAGMENTS/FRAMMENTI Art Exhibit

Villa Via Sacra, Barga, Italy
Works of Susan Kanaga & Filippo Rossi

June 2015
St. Francis Study Retreat, in Barga Italy

April 2015
Art Schola with Msgr. Verdon and Filippo Rossi at the Villa Via Sacra, Barga, Italy

December 2014
Winter Lecture Series and Artists Workshops

Lux in TenebrisLecture series with Msgr. Timothy Verdon at the Community of Jesus.
Artist Workshop Filippo Rossi and Susan Kanaga at the Community of Jesus.

December 2014
LUCE DEL MONDO Art Exhibit

Patmos Art Center, Community of Jesus, Orleans, MA
Works of Filippo Rossi & Susan Kanaga