Friday, August 21, 2009

THE DIVINE WITHIN: Documenting the Secrets of Childhood






Children's art show ...opening Sept 5th 2009, from 6-9pm as part of
the art crawl
show runs though sept 5 -27th 2009

The Downtown Presbyterian Church
154 5th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37219


Contact: Sarah Masen-Dark
(615)383.0872
(248)505.1476cell
email: sdarkdpc@gmail.com

THE DIVINE WITHIN:
Documenting the Secrets of Childhood
At our most artful and receptive moments--Sarah Masen suspects—we all
understand that paying close attention to the creative wisdom of a
child is every bit as enriching as meditating, reading sacred text, or
taking in a good French film. For Masen, the Director of Children’s
Education at Downtown Presbyterian Church, moving out of comfort zones
and past an easy sentimentality in our openness to the what children
would show us is probably our best—our only—hope for emotional
development. Opening September 5th in collaboration with the first
Saturday Art Crawl, The Downtown Presbyterian Church presents: “The
Divine Within: Documenting the Secrets of Childhood”.
This years children’s art show features works of collaboration which
tweak the conventional mentor/mentored model. The guiding vision
places a child-artist in the role of instructor and a collaborating
adult as the recipient of theological instruction afforded by the
child. This partnering flips the script on curriculums often
associated with churches (Point #1 “You’re a sinner”) and presumes,
from the outset, what Masen frequently cites as “thealready holy
spirit” of the child. Prepare your hearts for illumination. Opening
begins at 6:00pm. Light fare will be provided for small and grown
wayfarers.
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If you would like more information about this show, the participants
and origins, or to schedule an interview with Sarah Masen, please call
her at (248)505.1476 or email her at sdarkdpc@gmail.com

The Downtown Presbyterian Church
154 5th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37219