"Creation Spirituality and the Mission of Art"
Matthew Fox and Artist Alex Grey
When: Friday, October 25, 7:00-9:00 PM (Doors open 6:30)
Booksigning with the authors and dance with DJs to follow, 9:00-11:00 PM
Where: Historic Sweet's Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland
(At 19th St BART Station)
Cost: $15--Accepted at the door
For additional information: call 510-835-4827 x29
How can the mission of the artist come into alignment with the universal creative Spirit? Creation Spirituality seeks to integrate the wisdom of western spirituality and global indigenous cultures with the emerging scientific understanding of the universe and the passionate creativity of art. Come hear a dialogue on the themes of the Divine Imagination, Sacred Art, and how we of the post-modern era can use our creativity as spiritual practice.
Alex Grey is an artist whose paintings have appeared in venues as diverse as the album art of the musical group TOOL, covers for Newsweek magazine, a feature on the Discovery Channel, and recently in an article about his work and life in the New York Times.Grey will share, via slides, his visionary and idiosyncratic interpretations of western spiritual archetypes such as Adam and Eve, Transfiguration, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and the Cosmic Christ as additional points of departure for discussion. Matthew Fox, Ph.D., founder and president of the University of Creation Spirituality, will discuss the themes he explores in his new book Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet, which will be available in stores October 1.
Fox is a renowned author and postmodern theologian, who has written 26 books including the best-selling Original Blessing; One River, Many Wells; Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh: Lessons for Transforming Evil in Soul and Society; and The Reinvention of Work.
Grey is best known for his paintings of glowing anatomical human bodies, images that "x-ray" the multiple layers of reality and reveal the complex integration of body, mind, soul and spirit. Grey's unique series of 21 life-sized paintings, the Sacred Mirrors, present the physical and subtle anatomy of an individual in the context of cosmic, biological and technological evolution.