This fall the Center for Faith & Work is introducing a new Faith & Art Lecture series for artists and those interested in the creative process. Throughout the year, CFW will host several talks given by top arts practitioners and thinkers, exploring the intersection of faith and art, alongside highlighted performances and followed by a reception with food, drinks and community.
The inaugural lecture will take place on Thursday, October 21, at the W83 Ministry Center, where artist and pastor Vito Aiuto will be delivering a talk on Three Visions Necessary for a Christian Artist, exploring the practical overlap between spiritual and creative sight.
Vito Aiuto was born and raised in Michigan and is a graduate of Western Michigan University and Princeton Theological Seminary. He has lived in New York City since 1998 where he has worked in a variety of ministries including leading a team of homeless outreach workers, and directing a ministry to college students at NYU. He helped to found Resurrection Brooklyn, and has been the lead pastor of Resurrection Williamsburg since it began in May 2005. Vito has written one book of poems, Self-Portrait as Jerry Quarry (New Issues Press), and he and his wife, Monique, enjoy playing music as The Welcome Wagon.
The evening will also include a performance by the CFW 2015 Spring Artist-in-Residence, choreographer Miro Magloire. Magloire’s company, New Chamber Ballet, will perform Friction, a piece created during his residency with CFW. As the founder and artistic director of New Chamber Ballet, Magloire has created over 60 ballets in his signature style, all distinguished by sweeping elegance, a striking theatricality, and bold musical choices. The subject of a 2008 full-page profile in the Sunday NY Times, he recently received an O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation Grant. Born in Munich, Germany, Magloire started his career as a composer. He studied Modern Dance at the Ailey and Martha Graham Schools before founding New Chamber Ballet in 2004.
Artists and art lovers alike are invited to join us in exploring how God uses the creative process to bring about greater flourishing in our city.
More information and registration details are available at the CFW event page.