April 25-29, 2017 DISCOVERING LIGHT: THE ARTISTIC JOURNEY — Filippo Rossi of Florence, Italy, will lead an art intensive workshop for artists, using canvas, cardboard, wood, and polystyrene in paintings and/or sculpture. The workshop will provide studio mentoring, collaborative discussion, and reflection on the search for the symbolic and spiritual contents in color and texture. This experience of artistic inspiration and engagement will focus on expression and experimentation, both individually and through collaboration with others in the creative atmosphere of the monastic Community of Jesus, on the shores of Cape Cod Bay at Rock Harbor, Orleans.
Dr. Filippo Rossi has exhibited since 1994, working on themes in Christian sacred art. Since 1997, Rossi has been a visiting professor at the Florentine Study Centre of Stanford University, where he teaches courses in studio art, contemporary painting, and museology. He also collaborates with Timothy Verdon in the Florence Archdiocesan Curia, where he is presently coordinator of the Office of Sacred Art and Church Cultural Heritage. Rossi was the youngest artist invited by Pope Benedict XVI to take part in a meeting held on November 21 2009 in the Sistine Chapel. His most recent solo exhibitions were at the Museum of Portiuncula in Assisi, the Misericordia of Florence, and Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence.