The Sacred Art School
The Sacred Art School was born with the objective to promote an openness to the Sacred, in the service of the Catholic Church and of society as a whole. The school is international while being rooted in the local region so that it may revive the tradition of art and craft in the city of Florence. Through stimulating old art and craft workshops that have marked the history and the economy of the city through the ages the school seeks this renewal, forming students through apprenticeships and empowering them to create new work in the tuscan tradition.
Our Exibith: "In One Flesh"
This November, we have our first major exhibition called “In One Flesh” at theOpera del Duomo Museum. The purpose of this exhibit is to show the work being produced by students and faculty of our school while introducing the teaching of Saint John Paul II: “The Theology of the Body”. In his catechisms he said: “The body, and it alone is capable of making visible what is invisible, the spiritual and divine." As artists, we believe that the body is the first that our identity, as man and woman, resides in God the Father and that we purpose in this life. With this opportunity, our goal is to restore the true meaning of the body through our art work and to draw our viewers towards truth.
Your Contribution: the Workshop on Sacred Art
With your contribution, you will help 25 Young Artists to promote themselves, and their art during our "Sacred Art and the Meaning of the Body" Workshop, we are privileged to have many keynote speakers (Philosophers, Theologists, Art Historians & Established Artists) coming from all around the World to join us. This event will be held on December 12th, and will feature the following itinerary.
1) Philosophical/Theological Introduction. Keynote speakers include: Maria Teresa Russo (Philosopher from the University of Rome 3), Oana Gotia (Theologist from the Pontifical Institute of John Paul II).
2) Singing Performance by Margherita Gallucci & Edoardo Genta (Students from the Sacred Art School).
3) "The Body in Christian Art's Past". Keynote speakers include: Elizabeth Lev (Art Historian from the Vatican Museum), Fr. Timothy Verdon (Director of Opera del Duomo Museum).
4) Dancing Choreography by Kate Capato (American Student from the Sacred Art School).
5) Testimonies from Artists: Emanuele Dascanio (Hyperrealistic Painter), Filippo Rossi (Abstract Painter), Cody Swanson (Master Sculptor, and Instructor for the Sacred Art School), Ludovica Sebregondi (Scientific Director of Palazzo Strozzi Foundation speaking about the Video Art by Bill Viola).
6) Final Speaker: Alessandro Clemenzia (Theologist from Sophia University and the Theological Faculty of Central Italy).
This Workshop will be the final event of the "In One Flesh" Exhibit, and will be an essential way to promote our 25 Young Artist of the Sacred Art School. With your help we will able to organize this Workshop, to promote it, to organize the events, and to share all the material via the media and press.
To thank you for your contribution we would like to offer some of the works of our Students and Faculty, as well as some merchandise from the Sacred Art School.
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Sacred Art School
The Sacred Art School was born with the objective to promote creativity in art and craft, with an openness to the sacred, in the service of the Catholic Church and of society as a whole. The school is international while being rooted in the local region so that it may revive the tradition of art and craft in the city of Florence.