This one-day conference is intended to be a catalyst for the continuing dialogue of faith and the arts, and features various local expressions of the arts. This year’s event promises to be the best ever, with an eclectic mix of art forms and speakers.
Headlining our local speakers are:
• Joel Kilpatrick, bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and founder of LarkNews.com, the world’s leading religion satire website for which he was profiled in Time magazine and Christianity Today, and received a Dove Award. He has ghostwritten more than 40 books, including the New York Times bestseller, Don Colbert’s The 7 Pillars of Health. Kilpatrick’s most recent book, written with his father, is The Art of Being You (Zondervan, 2010), and his co-authored book Gray Matter comes out in 2011 with Tyndale House.
• Frank Ordaz began his career painting for George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic where he worked on such Academy Award winning films as E.T., Return of the Jedi, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. A prolific and eclectic artist, Ordaz is quite busy as a book illustrator, and most recently won the ECPA’s Gold Medallion Award for illustrating The Very First Christmas (Concordia Publishing House). His work hangs in the Smithsonian Institute, the White House, and various galleries including his own art gallery in Auburn, California. You’ve gotta check out his on-line gallery.
• Dave Enns, also known as “Dave the Horn Guy,” isn’t just a pretty face. An innovative entertainer and musician, he has been featured on a variety of stages, including the Jay Leno Show, America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central, NBA/WNBA courts, Minor League baseball fields, State fairs across the country, national Christian conferences, and even local churches. Enns holds multiple music degrees, and his efforts have found him to be a Billboard-recognized songwriter, studio musician, orchestrator, vocalist, and founder/producer of an award-winning urban acappella group. He’ll join us with his 25 chromatically tuned bulb-horns as Dave the Horn Guy.
In addition to these amazing speakers, we’ll have worship pastor/songwriter/author Paxson Jeancake, songwriter/songstylist Chaya, a new show in our Art & Soul Gallery, a now-legendary luncheon by our culinary artists, and other art forms, as well as luxurious time to passionately dialogue on the arts as it relates to our faith.
Doors open at 8:30 AM with registration and our Coffee Cafe will be open at that time. The conference will begin at 9:00 AM and will go until 3:00 PM, including lunch. Cost for the one day conference is only a measly $25, which includes the gourmet lunch and a copy of Imagine That: Discovering Your Unique Role as a Christian Artist (Moody Publishers 2009).
To register, please email your reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know who you are, your phone number, website (if available), email address, and who you represent (church, organization, or self). We’ll confirm your reservation. Payment is at the door. THANKS!
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