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‘The Sacred In And Out of Art’

On Sunday, Aug. 8, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will consider “The Sacred In And Out of Art,” in a presentation by arts journalist Leanne Goebel. 

She comments “Think about sacred art and what comes to mind?  Da Vinci’s Last Supper?  An intricately carved altarpiece?  The Sistine Chapel?  A retablo?  A blown glass menorah?”

Goebel points out that  “The sacred is explored in many ways through art.  In fact, some of the most censored art involves religious expression.”  To illuminate her talk, she will present expressions of the sacred in art, including some of the more controversial contemporary versions, and explore why they were considered so offensive.

Goebel was a 2009 NEA International Arts Journalism in the Visual Arts Fellow and a recipient of the 2007 Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.  Examples of her work can be read at http:/leannegoebel.com.

The young people’s summer projects on the three Rs (reusing, reducing, and recycling) this Sunday will feature their recycled rag rug, which has been a long time project.  They will add new energy to it as they gather around the circle rug and put it all together.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.  All are welcome.