Mount Tabor Talks – Topics
*Lectures will be given via Zoom on each Saturday listed from
11:00 AM- 12:30 PM EST
If you would like more information on these lectures and discussions, given in 2021 via Zoom, or interested in a recorded session on one of the topics below, please email [email protected]
JAN 9th | VERDON: Following the Star (the Magi in Art)
FEB 13th | VERDON: The Art of Penitence (Lenten Images)
FEB 20th | ROSSI: Creativity
Both talks will be given on Saturday, March 27th
ROSSI: Tools of the Trade as Instrumentum Dei: Materials and Techniques
VERDON: Michelangelo and Christ’s Passion (The Florence Pietà)
APR 10th | VERDON: The Victory of Life (Easter in Renaissance Art)
APR 17th | ROSSI: Spirit and Beauty
MAY 8th | VERDON: The Great Mother (Nature and Mary)
MAY 15th | ROSSI: Sharing Light
*The talks in June, July and August will be 10 AM – 11:30 AM EST
JUNE 12th | ROSSI: Intimate Beauty
JUNE 19th| VERDON: St John the Baptist in Florentine Art
JULY 10th| VERDON: Christian Monastic Life and Art
JULY 17th | ROSSI: A Painting
AUGUST 7th| VERDON: The Transfiguration of Christ: Raphael and Other Artists
AUGUST 28th | ROSSI: A Sculpture
SEPT 11th| VERDON: The Exultation of the Cross: History and Mystery
SEPT 18th| ROSSI: Sacred Spaces
OCT 2nd| VERDON: St.Francis of Assisi: Icon of Christ
OCT 16th| ROSSI: Break A Leg!: Promoting Your Work as an Artist
One of the most frequently asked questions an aspiring artist asks is how to promote his or her own art.How do you know how to put a value on your own work to create an interest around it and attract others? In this session we invite you to join Master Artist Filippo Rossi as he shares his own strategies and tips on how to do this.
NOV 13th| ROSSI: The Exhibition
Join Master Artist Filippo Rossi in the beautiful city of Piacenza, in Northern Italy for the inauguration of his most recent exhibition. Using his own new exhibition as an example, Filippo guides artists on how they might communicate their message through an exhibition in a gallery setting.
NOV 20th| VERDON: Hearing, Believing, Conceiving- Mary and Advent
In anticipation of Advent, this talk ponders the ways in which artists across the centuries visualized the moment of his conception. From the first age of Church art to the present, this theme has fascinated believers, and its treatment in painting and sculpture bears eloquent witness to their faith.
*Both talks will be given on Saturday, December 18th. Filippo Rossi’s talk will begin at 10 AM EST – 11 AM . There will be a short break and Mons Timothy Verdon’s session will begin at 11:15 AM and run until 12:30 PM EST. Registration is available for each session individually, or for both (see links below).
10 AM EST| ROSSI: New Beginnings / Nuovo Inizio
The season of Advent is a time of new beginnings, as we approach Christmas and look towards a new year. It is a time when we review the past year and begin to dream of future projects, new expectations, new goals. In this session Master Artist, Filippo Rossi invites us to participate in his new project, the transition to his new studio! When an artist changes his studio, an earthquake occurs! One changes perspective, rearranges the past and reflects on the future. Join us this Saturday as Filippo will show us the passage from the old to the new studio, a time for a New Beginning!
11:15 AM EST| VERDON: Christmas and Art: Incarnation and Visibility
As we approach the season of Christmas, this final session of our Mount Tabor Talks of 2021 treats the visibility of God that Christmas – the appearance of the Word made flesh – gave to Christian art. Mons Verdon offers reflection on Beauty as a reverent pathway to the expression of the Divine, and art as a tool in the growth of wisdom and understanding.