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Environment and Art

Convener

Martin V. Rambusch
Rambusch Decorating Company
160 Cornelison Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
[email protected]

Mission Statement

The Environment and Art Seminar Group takes its work into the field visiting a variety of worship spaces in the locale of each national meeting. During these visits the members discuss the various spaces as to their suitability for active participation in worship. In addition, members also make slide presentations and occasionally present papers for discussion.

2019 Academy Meeting Agenda

Friday, January 4, 2019

10:00 AM                       Visit to Denver Art Museum, Rembrandt Exhibition
                                         
12:10 AM                       Visit to Church –
                                                (St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral or St. Andrew’s Church?)

1:15 PM                                     Lunch
                       
2:00 PM                         McNicols Civic Center Building
                                     Exhibit: “Light in All Darkness” – Father William Hart McNicols, S.J.     

3:30 PM                                    Return to hotel

4:15 – 6:15 PM               Discussion: “Does Religious Art Stir Discussion or Is It Purely
                                                Decorative?” Moderated by Reverend Richard Vosko


Dinner in a group to review the day or on your own.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

9:00 AM                          First Presentation followed by discussion.
                                      Eileen D. Crowley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Liturgy, Arts,and 
                                      Communications, Catholic Theological Union
                                      "Liturgies for Hard Times: Using Nature Photography as Liturgical
                                      Media Art”
                                            

10:30 AM                        Second Presentation followed by discussion           
                                      “The Achievements of a Lifetime: Robert E. Rambusch”
                                      
                                      Dr. Julia A. Upton, RSM

                                      Distinguished Professor of Theology
                                      St. John's University, New York

                                      Dr. Richard S. Vosko, Ph.D., Hon. AIA
                                      Sacred Space Planner


12:30    Noon                            Lunch

2:30 PM                          Presentations of current projects by membership.                                      
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM          Committee items for consideration led by Martin Rambusch


2018 Seminar Agenda


Friday, January 5, 2018
10:30 AM Gather to leave on tour of Khalsa Diwan Gurdwara Ross Street Temple and Museum, designed by Arthur Erickson

12 00 Noon Lunch
.
1:00 PM Gather to leave on tour of Christ Anglican Cathedral and/or
St. James Anglican Church

4:30 PM Return to hotel

Dinner in a group to review the day or on your own.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
9:30 AM First Presentation followed by discussion.
“Repurposed Church Architecture”
Dr. Julia A. Upton, RSM
Provost Emerita
Distinguished Professor of Theology
St. John's University, New York

10:30 AM Second Presentation followed by discussion.
Details to follow
Dr. Suzanne Herold, M.A., M. Phil

12:00Noon Lunch

1:30 PM Third Presentation followed by discussion
“The Theology of the Pecking Order: A Barn Yard Perspective on Places of Worship.”
Dr. Richard S. Vosko, Ph.D., Hon. AIA Sacred Space Planner

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Presentations of current projects by membership.

Committee items for consideration, as time permits, led by Martin Rambusch. Plans for 2019 Seminar.