Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Worship Arts Festival At Ascension Anglican Church,Pittsburgh

I am posting this announcement from an area calendar posting on behalf of my friend Suzanne Trenney on of the artists involved in the Convergence Worship Arts Festibal Saturday, May 30 2009 in Pittsburgh , Pa. Suzanne Trenney's worship arts have been featured in an earlier blog posting on this site and she has her work also posted on the Ascension church site. The Ascension Church is also the place where the Saltworks Theatre resides. Here is the article copied and pasted from the community bulletin board for your information should you wish to attend:

CONVERGENCE: Community Arts Worship Festival

The Church of the Ascension presents Convergence, an experience in the arts for people of all ages. This unique community arts festival is an exploration into the eddies of art and faith. Experience this kaleidoscopic presentation by local artists in painting, multimedia, drawing, sculpture, calligraphy, mosaic, song, story, poetry, photography, music and much more. Convergence will be held on Saturday, May 30th 2009 from 12:30-4:30 PM at Church of the Ascension, 4729 Ellsworth Ave. in the Oakland/Shadyside area. Admission is free. The schedule includes:

A performance by The Ascension Youth Band, Broken Glass
Scene reading and monologues by Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park
The Ascension Puppet Troupe
Children’s Stories with Jude Blank
Lucy Scandrett and the Harp Orchestra
Sacred Stories with Roland VendeLand
Alan Irvine performing Parables and Legends
The Music of the Organ with Jeanne Kohn
David Minniefield’s one man show “Ecclesiastes”
Dance by James Gilmer
Blues Guitar with Mike Janiszewski
Poetry Reading by Lucille Seibert
Hands on crafts and Puppet making for all ages

Ascension prides itself on being a place of belonging where a wonderfully eclectic slice of Pittsburgh gathers to learn and worship. Many visual and performing artists have found a home at Ascension. Several area arts groups are active and supported from within the church community. For more information call Alan Irvine at 412-521-6406. Directions are available at www.ascensionpittsburgh.org The image is Suzanne Trenny's "Laundry Day"