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June/July 2018: Creativity and the Arts
Art That Works by Joey Hartmann‐Dow
No Such Thing as Silence by Kevin Holm‐Hudson
Writing and Marketing Crime Fiction by Edith Maxwell
The Dance Studio is My Other Meetinghouse by Arthur Fink
Art Exhibition as a New Ministry by Jiae Paik
Blessed Are the Artists by Maggie Nelson
A Reluctant Minister by Peterson Toscano
An introduction to our June/July issue on Creativity and the Arts
Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal. [email protected]friendsjournal.orgPosted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
Can art really change the world?
Joey Hartmann-Dow is a member of Lehigh Valley Meeting in Bethlehem, Pa., and is currently nomadic. You can keep up with her projects and adventures at usandweart.com.Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
Silence is not always silent.
Kevin Holm-Hudson is a professor of music theory at the University of Kentucky. He attends Lexington (Ky.) Meeting.Posted in: Creativity and the Arts
Holding onto the testimonies as the village death count rises.
Agatha- and Macavity-nominated Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and short stories. As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries. Maxwell is recording clerk of Amesbury (Mass.) Meeting, president of Sisters in Crime New England, and lives north of Boston. Find her at edithmaxwell.com.Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
When photography becomes worship.
Arthur Fink is a photographer of dance and other subjects; a sought-after speaker; a consultant helping organizations with mission, focus, communication, and conflict; a mentor to many; and co-recording clerk of Portland (Maine) Meeting. His most recent show was of photographs taken at Auschwitz and Birkenau.Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
Art as a door to the spiritual.
Jiae Paik holds MDiv and MA degrees at Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary respectively. As a self-taught ceramic artist, she provides individual spiritual direction and companionship throughout the creative process, as well as leading workshops. At this time, she worships at her home.Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
An intergenerational gathering of artists.
Maggie Nelson is a visual artist, youth worker, and attender of Portland (Maine) Meeting. She currently works as the interim Young Friends Coordinator for New England Yearly Meeting and was a long-time staff member at Friends Camp. She is called to work at the intersection of art and faith.Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
Reflections on performance art among Friends.
A Bible scholar, filmmaker, playwright, activist, and actor, Peterson Toscano playfully explores the serious worlds of LGBTQ issues, religion, and climate change. After spending 17 years attempting to “de-gay” himself through gay conversion therapy, he came out a quirky, queer Quaker who recognizes the power of storytelling, petersontoscano.com.Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
FJ Poetry: “The lake / in my dream / was not the healing one…”
Letting the Higher Power Do It by Anonymous