MERCURY STANDING IN THE BALANCEThe Genesis and Task of the Anthroposophical Art ImpulseCo-Sponsored by the Art Section of the School of Spiritual ScienceChristian Hitsch, keynote lecturerWorkshop presenters:David Adams, Bert Chase, Patricia Dickson, Carrie Gibbons, Brian Gray, Christopher Guilfoil, Michael Howard, Van James, Ted Mahle, Patrick StolfoDear Fellow ArtistsThere are many things happening in the world of art . As anthroposophists and artists we have a responsibility to explore together how we can hold the core of what Rudolf Steiner brought as the anthroposopohical artistic initiative and bring it forward to the 21st Century. This event will allow us time to explore together artistically and hold conversations in smaller groups to see how each of us can play a role in bringing these impulses to life.“I have therefore come to believe that the world’s ecological balance depends on more than just our ability to restore balance between civilization’s ravenous appetite for resources and the fragile equilibrium of the earth’s environment...In the end, we must restore a balance within ourselves…” Al Gore, Earth in the Balance, 1992As the pace of global civilization only accelerates, our human capacity to maintain inner and outer balance, harmony and wholeness seems ever harder to achieve. Already in 1907, Rudolf Steiner introduced practical examples of a new direction in the visual arts that serve the contemporary human need to develop our capacity to live in balance with all people and the living earth as a whole.With reference to Rudolf Steiner’s phrase, “Mercury standing in the balance,” Christian Hitsch will describe Steiner’s own artistic accomplishments as the basis for elaborating Steiner’s vision for ways the arts can serve the spiritual needs of our time.“For it is humanity’s mission on earth to transform the planet artistically." Rudolf Steiner, The Royal Art in a New Form, January 2, 1906Christian Hitsch, Master artist, craftsman and architect, adept in many mediums; his masterworks are inspired by his deep connection to anthroposophy; co-founder of the school for Goethean Studies in Anthroposophy, Sculpture, and Pedagogy in Vienna; among his outstanding achievements are 16 years as leader of the Art Section for the School of Spiritual Science and the task to redesign and renovate the main hall of the Goetheanum according to the indications of Rudolf Steiner. Currently on staff at GMBH Architects, Switzerland.Time: Friday, August 17pm–8:45pm; Opening Session; Saturday, August 2nd8:30am–9pm; Sunday,August 3rd 8:30am–12:30pmPlease note:
4:00pm Friday, August 1, Class Lesson #5 for Members of the School of Spiritual Science. Blue Cards required.
7:00pm Sunday, August 3, presentation by Christian Hitsch on the Genesis and Task of the Art Section for any Section Member of the School for Spiritual Science. No Blue Cards required.
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