THE INKLINGS - CREATIVITY, COLLABORATION, AND COMMUNITY
May
1
to May 2

THE INKLINGS - CREATIVITY, COLLABORATION, AND COMMUNITY

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“The Inklings was a literary discussion group that met between the 1930s and the 1950s. C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the other writers would meet weekly at a pub in Oxford, England called the Eagle and the Child. Many of the famous works of literature we know them for today were a result of these friends reading and critiquing each other’s early manuscripts.

Our Square Halo Conference is inspired by this robust fellowship. Our time together will reflect on their creativity, collaboration, and community, while also providing creative and collaborative experiences throughout the event.

Featured contributors to this event include:

  • Bonnie Bosso, director for Servant Stage and Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts, as well as Theatre Production & Public Relations Manager for Franklin & Marshall College

  • Matthew Dickerson, author of Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of JRR Tolkien

  • Andrew Peterson, singer-songwriter and author of The Wingfeather Saga

  • Christine Perrin, poet and author of Bright Mirror

  • Christie Purifoy, author of Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace

  • Shawn Smucker, author of The Day the Angels Fell 

  • Donald T. Williams, author of Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind the Writings of C.S.Lewis 

The conference will be held in The Trust Performing Arts Center (37 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA), in collaboration with The Trust Performing Arts Center, The Row House, and Reverie Actor’s Company.”

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WORTH MORE: LETTERS TO MY GRANDMOTHER
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

WORTH MORE: LETTERS TO MY GRANDMOTHER

Artist and Illustrator Vania Hardy, our upcoming featured artist in The Artist Collage, will be showing her new collection of abstract paintings in a series called “Worth More: Letters to My Grandmother.”

ABOUT THE ARTWORK
”This show is a response to the life of my maternal grandmother, Marcy, whom I never knew but always found intriguing.

I collected stories and discovered the fascinating, heartbreaking life of a tenacious woman who deserved far more than the lot she was given. She raised 9 kids in the shadow of a cheating husband, in an era when women weren't educated, in a rural town in the Philippines, in the 1940's and 50's. This body of work is my small way of letting her beauty and value finally be seen and known, showing off the crown jewel that she was.

Most of the work in this show has a rustic, tropical feel and portray scenes from my grandmother's life in the Philippines. I'll also have expressive abstract pieces that address themes of community, family.”

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Vania is an artist and illustrator based in Elizabethtown, PA. Artistically, she is fascinated by unlikely juxtapositions. Her work expresses that with splashes of contrasting colors, along with a balance of structured lines and spontaneous strokes. She does both abstract and expressive realist work. Without always trying, she explores themes of home, identity, community, and legacy.

www.vaniahardy.com

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NASHVILLE L'ABRI CONFERENCE - BEING HUMAN IN A FRAGMENTING WORLD
Jul
26
to Jul 27

NASHVILLE L'ABRI CONFERENCE - BEING HUMAN IN A FRAGMENTING WORLD

“L’Abri is French for “the shelter.” The L’Abri ministry was founded by Francis and Edith Schaeffer in 1955 to provide a hospitable environment for any person seeking honest answers to honest questions about God and truth. Following in that tradition, a L’Abri Conference provides an opportunity through lectures, discussions, and personal interaction to deepen understanding of what it means to be fully human in light of the transformative truth of Christianity. Each lecture, workshop, mealtime, and discussion is designed to facilitate an exchange of ideas among conference attendees and speakers.”

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FLOW ACRYLIC WORKSHOP WITH FEATURED ARTIST KAREN CHANDLER
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

FLOW ACRYLIC WORKSHOP WITH FEATURED ARTIST KAREN CHANDLER

Join Featured Artist Karen Chandler for a serendipitous evening of acrylic pouring!

You will be introduced to all of the materials needed for pouring flow acrylics. You will see demonstrations of different techniques for varied effects. You will learn how to mix your colors, the chemistry involved, how to reduce bubbles in the paint, and what brings out cells. You will learn how to do a dirty cup pour, flip cup pour, swipes, ring pours, puddle pours, balloon kiss and string pulls. All materials are provided. Drinks are included. $45 per person.

Only 3 spots left for this workshop! Click here for tickets and more information.

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