Art House Dallas is honored to welcome Malcolm Guite for a conversation on “A Local Habitation: Incarnation, Arts, and Community.” According to Shakespeare (and perhaps any artist) is the business of Incarnation, of 'bodying forth’ of giving things flesh, turning airy abstractions into something we can see and feel. Shakespeare goes further, he says:
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
This talk will explore what this view of art means for local artists and local communities, it will also explore the strong parallels it has with Christian teaching about the Incarnation, about a God who comes down to earth and gets involved locally. Malcolm’s talk will be followed by a Q & A.
Poet-Priest Malcolm Guite is the Chaplain and Supernumerary Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge, and teaches at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He lectures widely in England and North America on Theology and Literature and has published poetry, theology, and literary criticism and has worked as a librettist. Malcolm has a particular interest in the imagination as a truth-bearing faculty and continues to reflect deeply on how poetry can stimulate and re-awaken our prayer life.
Date: Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Museum of Biblical Art | 7500 Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75225
Admission: Complimentary with RSVP | a $15.00 donation is suggested. All tickets include appetizers, wine, and beer.
7500 Park Ln
Dallas, TX 75225
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