We are thrilled to announce that our newest edition of VIVID Magazine (no. 16) is out! This edition focuses on healthy rhythms in the life of an artist.
This week, we are starting a series of Advent reflections beginning with the first week's theme of Hope. Follow along with us as we prepare our hearts for Christmas.
Recently, a couple of our staff members traveled to the Philippines to teach Vibrant Communities Through the Arts to local tribal leaders. Read below about how the Lord worked in this short term project!
Last week, we shared the experiences several staff members had at the Global Consultation on Arts and Music in Missions (GCAMM). The following article was written by Artist Mentor Frank Fortunato, and it highlights his experience as part of the leadership for GCAMM.
Every few years, those with a passion for arts in missions gather at GCAMM (Global Consultation on Arts and Music in Missions). Attendees are encouraged through plenary and breakout sessions and the joy of being together with other like-minded followers of Jesus. This year, GCAMM was held in July and focused on the theme of “Discipling Faithful Worshipers Through the Arts.” Several of our staff and Alliance members were able to attend, and we caught up with them to hear what they learned and experienced.
This year, OM in Norway invited Inspiro to be involved in their Love Slettheia Camp. Slettheia is a diverse community in Kristiansand with a high immigrant population, located just a few kilometers from the OM office.
Our brains are incredibly intricate organs. From controlling our physical bodies to interpreting non-physical stimuli, the inner workings of the brain remind us that we are, indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made by God (Psalm 139:14). Artist Geinene Carson has been putting colour and visuals to this truth with her artwork for the past several years, researching and painting neurons. Last month, an exhibition of her work opened at Gallery 1740 in Atlanta*. The exhibition is titled The Colour of Thought and is a body of artwork meant to provide visual encouragement and gentle accountability towards the growing discussion of mental and emotional well-being.
Eighteen newly composed Christian songs were created in June in a songwriting event in Central Asia. An Inspiro team worked alongside an American couple who have served in the area for 16 years. A recording studio housed in the offices of Operation Mobilization was built by the team’s host, and in it, he has produced many biblical and musical recordings.
In late August of last year, Stephanie, on staff with Inspiro, traveled to Uganda to help record the songs of a local artist. Read more about the project below!