**For those of you who missed this very fine event, we did manage to get a recording of the panel discussion and will be producing a podcast. Keep an eye on this site over the coming weeks!
e realize that a lot of people have no idea that a journal such as Image even exists, but for people who care about writing, art and music – and specifically how these things might collide creatively with faith – this is an important publication. When we heard that the folks from Image were coming to Winnipeg on a bit of a profile-raising tour, it seemed right to get on board.
The event takes place this Thursday, May 12, 8pm at the West End Cultural Centre, and features a set by “Over the Rhine,” a much-celebrated duo who have managed to maintain a sense of strong Christian identity without getting pigeon-holed as “Christian musicians.” Following the music there will be a panel-discussion on the intersection of faith and art.
You can listen to some of the music of Over the Rhine on the “record player” on their website.
Admission to this event is free, and the doors are definitely open to any and all who would find this one engaging.
What follows here is basically the press release issued by Image, which will help fill in a few more blanks:
Image journal, along with Canadian partner organization Imago, is excited to announce a concert with renowned neo-folk artists Over the Rhine, who have recently released their tenth studio album, The Long Surrender. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held at 8 pm on Thursday, May 12, at the West End Cultural Centre.
The concert will be followed by an in-depth and intimate panel discussion between artists in a variety of creative fields, sharing their thoughts on art, faith, and integrity in the public square. The panel will feature Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist of Over the Rhine, Jamie Howison of saint benedict’s table, Karen Sunabacka of Providence College, painter Christian Worthington, and Gregory Wolfe, editor-in-chief of Image journal.
Over the Rhine is a critically acclaimed, Ohio-based band fueled by the creative partnership of husband and wife Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist. They have released over a dozen albums and are on Paste’s list of the 100 best living songwriters. Their latest album, The Long Surrender, which the LA Times called “exquisitely beautiful,” was produced by the legendary Joe Henry.
Seattle-based Image journal publishes the best writing and art that engage with religious mystery. This spring, in partnership with Canadian arts organization Imago, Image is celebrating the work of Canadian artists of faith by hosting a series of evening arts events across Canada, with a diverse and exhilarating blend of writers, musicians, and artists. Look for other vibrant arts events in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.
Image is an international journal of art and writing based in Seattle, Washington, publishing poetry, fiction, essays, and visual art that grapple with the mystery at the heart of creation. Image also hosts seminars, workshops, and events across North America.
For more information about the Winnipeg event, just click here.