The Gate Called Beautiful
A Retreat for Artists
Presented by the Chaldean Catholic Diocese of St. Peter the Apostle
When: Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26, 2012
Where: St. George Monastery, Riverside, CA
How Much: $100
Who: Painters, Poets, Musicians, Authors, Photographers, Filmmakers, Graphic Artists, etc. - anyone who creates things of beauty.
What is a Retreat?
A retreat is a time of prayer and meditation; a time to step back and reflect on God in our life and ourselves in God’s Life.
What will this Retreat Be Like?
There will be talks, activities and prayers which will encourage the participants to meditate on the meaning of Beauty and the purpose of Art. In order to encourage the spirit of prayer, reflection and meaningful conversation, there will be no cell phones allowed at any point during the retreat.
There will be one main thing expected of each retreatant: a work of art. By the end of the retreat, everyone will have produced one work to share with the whole group. If a poet, a poem; if a musician, a piece of music, if a filmmaker, a short film, etc. Thus any necessary materials should accompany the retreatant - notebooks, musical instruments, paint & canvas, cameras, computers, etc.