Art



Call It Good: Thomas McKenzie, Helena Sorensen, Russ Ramsey, & Malcolm Guite

By The Rabbit Room

New to the Rabbit Room Podcast Network is Call It Good: Conversations on Creative Confidence. Hosted by Matt Conner (host of The Resistance), Call It Good is a limited series of conversations with authors, artists, and pastors about the invitation before us to join with the Spirit in the act of re-creating the world.

We’re excited to share with you not one or two but FOUR in-depth interviews on creativity, the Creation story, and what it means to bless the work of your hands. Read on for a word from Matt about each of these guests and what they bring to the conversation.

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Artists & Being Known with Orion Dyson-Smith

By The Rabbit Room

Being an artist can be lonely work. Not only do we often work alone, but we frequently find ourselves in community with people who may not have as intimate a relationship with their own creativity as we do. Sometimes we don’t know how to talk about our creative work, and our loved ones don’t know how to ask about it. If our friends don’t know how to ask why we love the things we love, and we don’t know how to bridge the gap from our side, then how can we be truly known?

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Mastery & the Practice of Joy: An Interview with Russ Ramsey

By Drew Miller

Recently, I had the pleasure of asking Russ Ramsey a few questions about his new book Rembrandt Is In the Wind, the story of how he came to love visual art, and the interaction of that love with his faith and ministry as a pastor. Read on for some beautiful responses from Russ.

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Hutchmoot US Registration Opens at Noon Central

By The Rabbit Room

On October 6-9, the Rabbit Room will convene Hutchmoot US 2022 at Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee. Registration opens today at 12:00pm CDT for our weekend of live music, delicious food and conversation, and a series of discussions centered on art, faith, and the telling of great stories across a range of mediums. Plus, we’re so excited to welcome Sho Baraka as this year’s keynote speaker and Taylor Leonhardt as our featured musical guest.

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Announcing the Ribbit Room

By The Ribbit Room

Rabbits have always only been incidental to the scope and purpose of our organization. After all, we weren’t the ones who named that fateful room where the Inklings regularly met in the Eagle & Child pub “The Rabbit Room”—we were merely the ones to name our organization after it. And while we at the Rabbit Room feel no particular antipathy toward the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed among us, we’ve acquired a certain reluctance over the years regarding the rabbitification of all our organization’s doings. Quite frankly, it’s become all “rabbit this” and “rabbit that.” Can you honestly say you’re not tired of encountering that joke that begins “A priest, a minister, and a rabbit walk into a bar…”? Well, believe us—we are. We’re tired of that joke.

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New from the Podcast Network: Call It Good

By The Rabbit Room

It’s a big year for the Rabbit Room Podcast Network! We’re launching another brand new show hosted by Matt Conner: Call It Good, a limited series of conversations with authors, artists, and pastors about creative confidence and the invitation before us to join with the Spirit in the act of re-creating the world. In this introductory episode, Matt Conner tells us about where his idea for Call It Good came from and what he hopes to offer through this collection of conversations. Read on for a word from Matt about the show.

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Hutchmoot US 2022: Tickets on Sale April 2nd

By The Rabbit Room

After a two-year hiatus, we are immensely grateful to be able to say that Hutchmoot US is returning in 2022! It will take place in Franklin, TN on October 6-9, and there will be stories told, songs sung, cheeses consumed, and friendships made. To put it quite simply, we at the Rabbit Room can’t wait to see you again. Tickets will go on sale at 12:00pm CDT on Saturday, April 2nd at Hutchmoot.com, for $325 each. But please do read on for more details—there are a few things it would be helpful for you to know if you’re interested in joining us this year.

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Release Day: Rembrandt is in the Wind

By Russ Ramsey

The title Rembrandt is in the Wind is a play on words. It refers to Rembrandt’s painting Storm on the Sea of Galilee, in which he paints himself as one of the disciples in the boat—the one in the center of the vessel looking out at the viewer. So in the painting of the storm, Rembrandt is, quite literally, in the wind. But this painting was also stolen in 1990 and has not been seen since, so in the criminal sense of the term, the canvas itself is “in the wind.”

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Artists & Identity with Jess Velarde

By The Rabbit Room

Who gets to call themselves an artist? Are there qualifications? Does someone else bestow that title, or can we give it to ourselves? Kyra and Jamin talk to painter Jess Velarde about the internal and external factors that shape how we think about our identity as artists.

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Hutchmoot in 2022 & Beyond

By The Rabbit Room

Hutchmoot is returning to its traditional form this year, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer again a tangible gathering point around art and faith. It’s the sort of unique experience that can only be cultivated in person, where space and food are shared, faces are remembered, and friendships are deepened.

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Introducing The Artists & Podcast

By The Rabbit Room

We’re so excited to introduce you to the newest show on the Rabbit Room Podcast Network. The Artists & Podcast, hosted by Kyra Hinton and Jamin Still, is a series of conversations about the visual arts in the context of everyday, ordinary life.

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Habitations and Names at Hutchmoot

By Ken A. Priebe

While attending Hutchmoot: Homebound in 2021, I was struck by a particular interweaving of artists and influences that were cited. The closer I looked at these inklings of connection between them, the more I discovered.

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