Genesis 19 tells the story of Lot’s Wife who turns to see the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and becomes a pillar of salt. Did she act in disobedience or out of compassion? What is our responsibility to bear witness? Is looking back redemptive or paralyzing? Might we see contemporary events (mass tragedies, refugees) in the light of this text? These are just a few of the questions we will explore as we examine Genesis 19 through religion, art, poetry, and music.
The faculty list for the 2018-19 seminar is still growing. So far, the faculty include
Julie Muney Moore, Director of Public Art for the Arts Council of IndianapolisSandy Sasso, Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth-El ZedeckSteven Stolen Host of WFYI's Stolen Moments and CEO of The Humane Society of IndianapolisShari Wagner, Author and Indiana Poet Laureate (2016-2017)
Sessions will be held for 2.5 hours weekly for a total of six weeks and will meet evenings from 6:00–8:30 p.m. on the campuses of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) and the Christian Theological Seminary (CTS). The Fall 2018 seminars will be announced the summer of 2018
How to Apply
Applicants may be anyone in the community who is active (as a professional or amateur) in the artistic disciplines. Selected applicants must be able to make a commitment to attend all six seminar sessions and engage in open and respectful dialogue. Seminar participants will produce creative work to be performed and/or exhibited in a public forum. Seminar participants will receive a $150 stipend at the conclusion of the group exhibition.
Applications for Seminar 7 will be accepted from April 16 - May 31, 2018.