Join us in 2011 for the Plein Air Artists Event at Lake Junaluska! Rain or shine, local and regional artists are invited to come to Lake Junaluska and capture the beauty of the lake and surrounding areas throught their art.
2009 Plein Air Artist Event
Check out photos from the November 14-15, 2009 and a brief article about the first Plein Air Artist Event at Lake Junaluska,
"How Distant the Call?" by Ashley Calhoun
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Lake Junaluska is proud to display "How Distant the Call?" by Ashley Calhoun. The Rev. Calhoun, son of Dr. E. Clayton and Frankie M. Calhoun, is a sixth generation Methodist Minister, and is a retired ordained minister of The United Methodist Church. The arts have always played an integral part of his ministry. Find out more about Ashley Calhoun
ART & SOUL
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Lake Junaluska Ministry Events has established a new emerging initiative which will bring the arts and artists – both performing and fine arts – to the Lake Junaluska campus.
Through performance and exhibition, the Lake Junaluska Community and guests will have the rich experience of encountering artists and their creativity in intimate settings as well as occasional program gatherings.
In addition, ART & SOUL will also have a continuing education and event partnership component with arts agencies and individual “artists in residence” to explore the soul of human creativity, the entrepreneurial dimensions of “public” art – in gallery presentations, hands-on Learning and Leadership events, as well as the opportunity to purchase original works of art benefiting both the artist and Lake Junaluska.
ART & SOUL Partnerships are already underway with Haywood Community College’s Professional Arts & Crafts Department, and the Nashville-based Scarritt-Bennett Center’s Liturgical Design Institute, as well as some of the artists illustrated in this introductory brochure.
“The arts give meaning to life by imagining and re-imaging slices of life –slices which give the viewer/participant/artists the means or “tool” [or one perspective] for making sense of life and existence in the world – beauty, sorrow, loss, joy, injustice, relationships, etc. The arts and artistic expression come from deep within the mind’s “eye and ear” – within the human spirit soul**, the place where creativity and imagination and self-expression live. The arts draw the viewer/participant inward for reflection and contemplation, and outward to build a cultural or universal context for finding meaning or deeper understanding of the human nature and condition.” Roger Dowdy – ART & SOUL Initiative, Lake Junaluska **Soul: not something a person has, rather who a person (group, or organization) is most deeply.
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For more information about ART & SOUL Partnerships, performances possibilities, or gallery exhibition, contact Roger Dowdy in the Event Development Office: (828)454-6710 Rdowdy@LakeJunaluska.com.