FACE: Faith, Art and Creative Expression (Liturgical Arts)

August 16, 2015 - August 21, 2015
Hendersonville NC

FACE: Faith, Art and Creative Expression (Liturgical Arts)

August 16, 2015 – August 21, 2015

Renewing the spirit. Enriching the mind. Inspiring hands and voices.

Explore the Divine through artistic expressions led by talented, encouraging instructors in a nurturing Christian community. Choose from journaling, creating outdoor art, drawing mandalas, meditation, constructing a temporary outdoor labyrinth, embroidery, weaving, photography and flower arranging. Classes are led by some of the finest artisans in their fields. Kits and supplies are provided by instructors at an additional cost. Participants must register for a specific morning class track, leaving afternoons open to explore other classes and projects.

Take advantage of free time by working on your own projects, napping, hiking or simply relaxing in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.


  • Mandala Art, Journaling, Art and Gardens (Instructor: Linda Wiggen Kraft)
  • Embroidery (Instructor: Marion Scoular)
  • Weaving (Instructor: Neal Howard)
  • Flower Arranging (Instructors: Jerelyn Walters and Mary Sims)
  • Goldwork on Fabric (Instructor: Marylyn Doyle)
  • Photography (Instructor: Robin Smith)
  • Studio time: Fabric, faith and creativity (Instructors: Barbara Parks and Cathy Coster)

Click here to view full class descriptions and instructor bios (PDF)

Conference Staff:

Lark HowellCOORDINATOR: Lark Howell of Anniston, AL, is a skilled needleworker who teaches the nearly lost art of tatting. She has a major in home economics and is active in the vestry, altar guild and lay healing prayer ministry at her church.



Jan Hindsley


COORDINATOR: Jan Hindsley of Washington, NC, is an accomplished needleworker who has attended the Liturgical Arts Conference for many years.



CHAPLAIN: The Rev. Pam Smith is pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Nashville, TN. What a privilege to serve this gathering as your chaplain and worship leader! I’ve been a regular attender for several years and I keep coming back for very good reasons. There is a spaciousness in our gathering—room to rest, to reflect, to explore, to return, to be still and to laugh out loud. In no respect could I ever be considered an accomplished artist. However, I am a devoted dabbler—colors, textures, nuances, new ways of seeing. All of these are some of my joy as a child of God. I am giving particular care to planning our special worship services and our daily liturgies. And, as you might have need or desire to talk as you live into the creativity or faith or ponderings of these days together, I’m close at hand and welcome such holy conversations. And, I hope that we may simply have moments of ordinariness.

MUSICIAN: In 1974, Mark Schweizer, a brand-new high school graduate, decided to eschew the family architectural business and become an opera singer. He enrolled in the Music School at Stetson University, later receiving a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Arizona. To his father, the rationale was obvious—no math requirement. Everything happens for a reason, however, and he now lives and works as a musician, composer, author and publisher in Tryon, NC with his lovely wife, Donis. Besides his noted career as an opera singer, composer and choir director, Mark is well known for his liturgical detective mysteries featuring choir director/detective Hayden Konig.

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