2009 Artist in Residence

Rev. Dr. Ann Laird Jones

Rev. Dr. Ann Laird Jones

Rev. Dr. Ann Laird Jones will be the Women’s Center Artist in Residence during the month of January, 2009.

As 2009 Artist in Residence, Dr. Jones will share her expertise and love of theology and the arts with students and members of the community through:


    Workshop: “How Then Shall We Thrive?”
    January 26, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Fellowship Hall, Caldwell Chapel

    March 19, 2009, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Women’s Center, 100 White Hall

    For women working in any area of ministry, including students
    This daylong workshop addresses the difficulties of women in ministry, posing the question “How Then Shall We Thrive?” It explores the intersection of theology and art as a place to seek answers to the questions of what it means to thrive in the context of ministry, what requirements of thriving are lacking in many ministerial contexts, and how women can take action to thrive in spite of adverse circumstances.

    Fee: $40 ($10 for students) includes lunch and materials
    0.7 CEU available with application to Lifelong Learning [download application form]
    Register online for this workshop

    Lecture: “Arts and Theology Integrated”
    January 26
    7:00 p.m.
    Caldwell Chapel
    Rev. Dr. Ann Laird Jones will explore the possibilities for the integration of art and theology, building on her recent work with Dr. Catherine Kapikian and her long tenure as Director of Arts Ministry at Montreat Conference Center.
    This lecture is free and open to the public.

    J-Term course CM 220-3
    “Clay Forms: Restorative Table Justice”

    January 6-23 TWThFS, 9-12, Open studio TWTh 2-5 p.m., Th 7-9 p.m.
    Fellowship Hall, Caldwell Chapel
    Saturday workshops off site will be part of this course
    3 cr

    This class will use the integration of arts and theology through pottery as method and means for deepning our understanding of Reformed sacramental theology, with an eye for the arts in mission, working towards justice. The class will focus on clay in all its lyrical forms, in our search for understanding. Each participant in the class will make a chalice, paten, baptismal bowl and pitcher, as well as learning throwing and hand-building techniques. Students will be learning and teaching, as we guide one another in class and in the context of three workshops in Louisville churches. We will engage with theological and biblical texts through clay. Students will learn methods of engaging with text in a way that will offer new processes for spiritual discernment, as well as offering tools for work with congregations and communities in their ministry. We will read and discuss works by theologians and artists; purposefully engage in the arts as a time for worship; intentionally create forms for use by the seminary community as it gathers for worship and celebration of the Eucharist. In addition to our work in class there will be plenty of open studio time for students to work on their clay creations.

    Lecture: “Roots of the Chalice Form”
    January 11
    9:45 a.m.
    Anchorage Presbyterian Church
    Rev. Dr. Ann Laird Jones investigages the meaning of the chalice form with reference to its artistic origins in Byzantine aesthetics, its narrative origins in the Gospels, and its theological meanings acquired in the centuries of Christian tradition, during the education hour.
    The public is invited to attend this free educational event.

Download brochure for the 2009 Artist in Residence Program

Clay Forms Class Underway
Clay Forms Class Makes News
Workshop “How Then Shall We Thrive?” Postponed
“Bringing Arts and Theology Together”>


Comments for this 2009 program are closed. Please direct inquiries for Rev. Dr. Ann Laird Jones to the Women’s Center at womenscenter@lpts.edu. Thank you.

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