The International Academy of Practical Theology will have its April 2013 conference at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto. Organizers have invited eight Toronto artists to respond visually to some of the conference issues in an art exhibit that will be hosted by Regis College and included as part of the Regis in the Arts annual Lenten/Easter exhibit.
The artists are Muhammad Irfan Aziz, Linda Chen, Alexey Dreva, David Holt, Tai Kim, Florica Laslau, Michael Stoeber, and Angela Tamari. Their religious and cultural backgrounds are as varied as their voices. Their intentions include: invoking diverse and complementary spiritualities in creative dialogue; visualizing the co-existence of faith traditions; exploring personal identity in its temporal and physical dimensions; appraising the impact of distinct cultures on human life; and visiting the effects of immigration on a host nation.
Art is a common language of all. By reflecting on conference issues through drawing, painting, and sculpture, these artists hope to transcend differences of age, origin, tradition, and media. They aim to engage, connect, and communicate theologically and spiritually.
The show will run Tuesday, April 2nd through Monday, April 15th, 2013.
The reception for the exhibit will be Friday, April 12th, 5:30-8pm.