But Is It Art? Exploring Boundaries and Transforming Communities

Saturday, November 1, 2008 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
at Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis
, 615 W. 43rd St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Arts, Religion, Humanities
Event Format:
Demonstration, Discussion, Exhibit, Hands-on Activity, Panel, Performance, Q & A Session
Adults of all ages
Nan Brooks, Sally Childs-Helton, Martine Faist, Doreen Fatula, Melli Hoppe, Tim Hubbard, Liza Hyatt, Amy Kindred, T.J. Reynolds, Stephanie L. Robertson, Nina Ryan, Ginny Taylor Rosner, Dante Ventresca

Event Description:

When does walking become dance? When does clothing become costume? When does a chair become sculpture? When do natural sounds or speech become music? When does conversation become storytelling? Explore how the everyday becomes art and discover how creativity and spirituality can spur community transformation. Participate in one or more of the following activities:

1. Enjoy a panel discussion featuring visual and performing artists, clergy, arts educators, therapists, arts administrators, K-16 teachers, and artists who work with special needs communities. (10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

2. Choose from seven concurrent afternoon workshops in dance and movement, “found sound,” fabric arts and costuming, visual arts, storytelling and oral history, and cyanotype photographic process. Click here to view workshop descriptions. No training or experience needed. Register by October 28; remaining spaces filled on-site on a first-come basis. There will be a modest supply fee ($5 to $15). Wear comfortable clothing. If attending the morning panel discussion, bring a sack lunch. (1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.)

3. Works created in afternoon workshops will showcase the boundaries and possibilities of the arts and inform the closing panel discussion. Q&A will follow. (4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.)

Presented by Susurrus Artists Inc., Stutz Artists Association, and Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis. Classroom resources available. Admission is free (except workshop supply fee). For questions and workshop registration, call 317-251-8099 or e-mail