Art & Spirituality – The Need to Create – a short lecture
Sunday, March 31st 5:30 pm (45 min.)
Art & Soul Gallery, 247 E. Main St.
Wine and Cheese while you mingle and meet after the lecture
Kevin Yell is a semi-retired teacher and minister, as well as a multi-media artist, with a background in theatre, dance, writing and design – and mathematics! Originally from the UK, he now lives in Portland, Oregon, where, among other things, he is an occasional spiritual director and popular guest preacher and workshop leader in things spiritual and /or artistic. He is currently the President of the Clackamas County Arts Alliance, and on the Board for New Century Players, theatre company.
Kevin believes that the urge to create – whether art, cooking, gardens, or as a true teacher etc.,
– is a uniquely human activity: We are the only part of creation that continually uses external symbols to communicate. These “communications” often speak to our “Spirit” and our sense of
“Spirituality.” They can also be seen as ways in which we mimic the fundamental nature of the Divine as understood in the Judeo/Christian story of Genesis.
This Presentation will explore the two sides of the eternal pair of questions that are
simultaneously both artistic and spiritual/theological: “What is the creator saying?” And “what
do I hear/see/experience?”