2013 Via Affirmativa Gathering: The Artist in Exile
August 22-25, 2013
Glen Eyrie Conference Center, Colorado Springs
Via Affirmativa: the road from beauty to becoming.
We are an international movement of art makers and art lovers whose aim is to reimagine and renew our lives through the making and enjoyment of beauty.
We do this:
- When we celebrate goodness, truth and beauty.
- When we integrate our lives through the intersection of faith and art.
- When we pursue friendships between lovers of art that build community.
- When we affirm our creative gifts through the making and enjoyment of art.
When received in gratitude, beauty creates new connections within us and between us. We recognize that this is a work of grace.
VISION AND IDEALS
by James Allen
Composer, sculptor, painter, poet, prophet, sage,
These are the makers of the after-world, the architects of heaven.
The world is beautiful because they have lived.
Without them, laboring humanity would perish.
Cherish your visions, your ideals,
Cherish the music that stirs in your heart,
The beauty that forms in your mind,
The loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts,
For out of them will grow all delightful conditions,
If you remain true to them,
Your world will at last be built.