Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Redeemer Arts News

Christian Art Events
The Arts Ministry at Redeemer Presbyterian in New York will be hosting two summer conferences for artists: a "Professional Development Workshop" (June 26-27), and "The Healthy Artist" (July 17-18). Click here for info.

Sing with the Voices of Redeemer Choir, this Sunday morning at the East Side morning service. No audition necessary. One rehearsal, Saturday, May 16, 10 am to 12:30 pm. Celebrate spring with fellow musicians at the Annual Musicians Spring Party. Monday, May 18 from 6:30 to 10 pm. Email for more info and to sign up.

The Culture Club has a few tickets left for its Thursday, May 28, trip to the Tony-nominated production of the classic play, Waiting for Godot, on Broadway. The Culture Club is a Redeemer Arts Ministry that helps Christians become renewers of culture by learning about and engaging in it.

Upcoming vocation group gatherings:Writers, May 20; Actors, May 26; Filmmakers, June 6;
Dancers Group is taking May off.

On Friday, June 12, InterArts Fellowship will look at "Why Jesus Wants You to Make Art." Arts Ministry staff member and seminarian Maria Fee will discuss how Jesus' three-fold ministry of priest, prophet, and king gives artists a paradigm for art making.

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Daily Inspiration

The Blind Side

Read about the real life mom from "The Blind Side."

Lifeway: http://www.lifeway.com/article/?id=169816

Guideposts: http://www.guideposts.com/story/sandra-bullock-blind-side-football?page=0,1

Read Matt Mungle's review of the movie at http://www.buddyhollywood.com/.

Lauren Yarger, Bio

Lauren Yarger has written, directed and produced numerous shows and special events for both secular and Christian audiences. She co-wrote a Christian musical version of “A Christmas Carol” which played to sold-out audiences of over 3,000 in Vermont and was awarded the 2000 Vermont Bessie (theater and film awards) for “People’s Choice for Theatre.” She also has written two other dinner theaters, sketches for church services and devotions for Christian artists.

Yarger trained for three years in the Broadway League’s Producer Development Program, completed the Commercial Theater Institute's Producing Three-Day Training and produced a one-woman musical about Mary Magdalene that toured nationally and closed with an off-Broadway run.

In 2008 she was a Fellow at the National Critics Institute at the O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. She writes reviews of Broadway and off-Broadway theater with a Christian perspective for Reflections in the Light (http://reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com/) and is editor of The Connecticut Arts Connection. She also is a contributing editor for BroadwayWorld.com

She also reviews books for Publisher's Weekly and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She formerly was Connecticut theater editor for CurtainUp, a national theater web site bsed in New York and a reviewer for American Theater Web.

She also served as Executive Director of Masterwork Productions, Inc. and worked in arts management for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

She is a freelance writer and member of the Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle, The American Theater Critics Association, The League of Professional Theatre Women and The CT Critics Circle.

A former newspaper editor and graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Yarger lives with her husband in West Granby, CT and has two adult children.

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All contents copyright © Lauren Yarger 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. All rights reserved. For reprint permission, contact masterworkproductions@yahoo.com.

Scripture from THE MESSAGE Copyright 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group.

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