June 20 to June 24 – 9 AM to 12 noon – Ages 12 and up
Prince of Peace Church
Suggested donation: $150.00 for full 5 day program or $30.00 per day
Signup deadline: June 16
Prince of Peace is offering an opportunity to learn about labyrinths and performance art from a group of professional artists in a collaborative workshop. Led by painter, photographer and performance artist Nancy Herrington, the teachers include visual and textile artist Juanita Yoder; NYC-city-based video editor, animator, and designer Lance Herrington, performance artist Brandi Hebert, and body movement/dance and yoga instructor Arielle Wortzel.
These artists offer a non-judgmental atmosphere and invite participants to draw labyrinths; share in the history and mindful practice of walking a 35-foot canvas Chartres labyrinth (Monday); enjoy the bonding journey dance (Tuesday); and use chimes and media (Wednesday) to produce a resonating and memorable performance art piece (Friday) that incorporates the beautiful silk painting sculpture of Juanita Yoder (Thursday).
Each day the participants will reflect on their experience and journal entry their ideas and thoughts while enjoying provided refreshments.
Proceeds from the donations will go toward the Spiritual Formation ministry at Prince of Peace and the proposed labyrinth construction. A community-wide performance of the original art performance piece will be hosted on the site of the completed labyrinth during the labyrinth dedication ceremony. There is a limit of 30 participants for each day.
Short bios of the three guest artists who will participate in the project:
Lance is a video editor, animator and designer based in New York City. He also manages a video production studio at Princeton University and is a graduate of the Film/Animation/Video program of the Rhode Island School of Design. Some examples of Lance’s video, design and soundtrack work can be found on his web site: www.lanceherrington.tv.
For two decades, artist Juanita Yoder has painted large scale installations on silk for liturgical, healthcare, and hospitality environments. She is formally trained as a painter with a B.A. in art from Goshen College, Indiana, and an M.A. from Eastern Illinois University. She also earned a teaching certificate from The College of New Jersey. Yoder is a board member of the Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space. Some examples of Juanita’s artwork and more detailed bio can be found at her business web site: hillstream.com.
Arielle is a certified teacher in Kripalu Yoga. Arielle leads a range of beginner, gentle, and intermediate yoga classes and is a certified teacher in Kripalu Yoga. Additionally, Arielle is certified in a form of guided meditation know as Yoga Nidra, and a freeform conscious dance style called JourneyDance. Arielle uses yoga, meditation, and dance to form community, find her center, and feel embodied.