Come spend two weeks in a postindustrial historic neighborhood where professionals, working poor, homeless, and artists live side-by-side in the Artist Colony of Zanesville, Ohio. Our focus will be on interfacing the arts with Christian ministry in the community. Artists who live out their message both in lifestyle and artwork are uniquely positioned to get the world's attention. When this message is accompanied by others who are similarly consistent, the voice can be heard from miles away. Find out how a critical mass of creative Christians can be a light for the world! 
There will be a selection process for accepting 6 applicants. 
Michael Seiler, BFA, MFA: Painter in asphalt and alkyds, adjunct lecturer, life coach.  www.michaelseilerstudios.com
Kathleen Seiler: Poet, and plant prophet.
(You can't look that up)
Hillary Hendricks: BFA, ceramist and painter. 
Outreach coordinator of Immanuel Church Downtown 

Shannon Kim: BFA, painter, podcast producer, creative educator.
 www.shannon.kim​​ | http://www.thecreativepublic.com/
Guest Lecturers to be Announced. 

"Bricks to Brushes" Artists in Zanesville, OH reimagine and revitalize the city as a meaningful place to live and work: 

Hosted at Artist Abbey, 616 South St. Zanesville, OH 43701
A Queen Ann Victorian home in the Artist Colony of Zanesville.
An hour east of Columbus on I70.
Two- week artist residency. All- inclusive unless you want to buy souvenirs or a meal out. Rooms are dorm style or double occupancy. We can accommodate couples.
  • Engineer a community art installation
  • Hear lectures from both Christian and non-Christian artists who struggle with their faith, both on and off the canvas
  • Participate in small group discussions, small enough to allow you to process your thoughts and feelings, yet know your views will be heard but not judged as right or wrong
  • Savor time for solitary reflection, walks by the river, and cluster in coffee shops where you can sort things out with one or two sympathetic others
  • Visit artists' studios within walking distance and see what an urban space might offer you
  • Expand your personal practice with peer and professional critique.
Because artists who are Christians really struggle with the legitimacy of making art.

Cost: $1200 (scholarships available)
When: July 23-Aug 6, 2017
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