On January 29th we are partnering with The Trinity Forum to host artist and author Mako Fujimura for a conversation around his brand new book, Art + Faith: A Theology of Making. Mako believes that in the act of making we are able to know and experience the depth of God’s being and grace.
Mako says, “I now consider what I do in the studio to be theological work as much as aesthetic work. I experience God, my Maker, in the studio. I am immersed in the art of creating, and I have come to understand this dimension of life as the most profound way of grasping human experience and the nature of our existence in the world. I call it the ‘Theology of Making.'”
We hope you will join us as we explore the theological work of creating.
Those who register for this Online Conversation will be invited to participate in post-event discussion groups to continue the conversation! The discussion groups will be moderated by Trinity Forum representatives and aim to allow participants to more deeply engage with the ideas in the Online Conversation with other viewers. Once registered, be on the lookout for an email from The Trinity Forum with the sign-up for a break-out group.
About Makoto Fujimura
Makoto Fujimura is a leading contemporary artist whose process-driven, refractive “slow art” has been described by David Brooks of The New York Times as “a small rebellion against the quickening of time.” He is an arts advocate, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural influencer. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009, Fujimura served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts. His books, Refractions (NavPress) and Culture Care (IVPress), reflect many of his ideas on arts advocacy written during that time. His books have won numerous awards including the Aldersgate Prize for Silence and Beauty (IVPress). Fujimura founded the International Arts Movement in 1992, now IAMCultureCare, which oversees Fujimura Institute.
P. S. As a special thank-you from The Trinity Forum, feel free to use the code “RRFeast” for a free digital download of Babette’s Feast—which begins with a lovely introduction by Makoto Fujimura.