Virtual Symposium Series
Sundays, May 9 – June 20, 2021 – Full Series Access Tickets available here.
Join us for this very special, seven-week virtual symposium in which we’ve gathered a diverse array of presenters to offer insight into our evolving and essential relationships with ourselves, each other, and the natural world.
In this mix-and-match series, each week two presenters will discuss related topics from different perspectives and experiences, showing their path of exploration and discovery. Registrants will be able to watch each presentation for several days prior to a live, moderated Q&A with the creators and select panelists on Sundays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. PDT via Zoom.
All events require donation-based ticketing through Eventbrite, links in descriptions below.
Full access tickets for the entire 7-week series available here.
Week 1 – May 5-9, “Ineffable Nature”
Two men who lived a century apart experienced a deeper connection to the natural world which changed their lives and countless others. Tickets on Eventbrite here.
Exclusive classical guitar concert by Xavier Jara, performing “In the Woods” by Toru Takemitsu, and film screening of “The Unruly Mystic: John Muir” followed by Q&A with Jara and film director Michael M. Conti. Presentation streaming begins May 5, live Q&A discussion Sunday, May 9. Donation-based tickets available here.
Week 2 – May 12-16, “Inspiration, Preservation, and Paradox”
The movement to reflect nature in spaces we create. Tickets on Eventbrite here.
Come ponder the philosophical ideals of the Arts & Craft movement with Architectural Historian Leslie Freudenheim and Author and Lecturer on the Arts & Crafts Movement Edward R. Bosley, Jr.. Presentations stream beginning May 12, live Q&A discussion Sunday, May 16. Donation-based tickets available here.
Week 3 – May 19-23, “Data: Art Informing Science & Life”
A collaboration of heart and mind for our future. Tickets on Eventbrite here.
Naturalist, painter, and author Obi Kaufmann and NASA engineer and origami artist Robert Salazar combine love of nature and engineering into tangible art. Presentations stream beginning May 19, live Q&A discussion Sunday, May 23. Donation based tickets available here.
Interested in attending more than one or two events? Consider full access tickets available on Eventbrite here!
Week 4 – May 26-30, “Balance, Harmony, and Conflict”
Our relation to nature reflects our relation to each other. Tickets on Eventbrite here.
Lisjan-Ohlone Tribal Spokesperson Corrina Gould speaks on responsibility, reciprocity, and what it means to be in a “right relationship”; and peace activist William Berger tells the inspiring journey of post-genocidal Rwanda towards reconciliation among its former combatants. Presentation streaming begins May 26, live Q&A discussion Sunday, May 30. Donation based tickets available here.
Week 5 – June 2-6, “Architecture as Esotericism in Wood and Stone”
Spaces that reflect spiritual aspirations here and around the world. Tickets on Eventbrite here.
How is the better side of humanity reflected in interior spaces, physically and spiritually? Featuring Scholars of Art, History and Religion, Dr. Paul Ivey and Colette Walker. Presentation streaming begins June 2, live Q&A discussion Sunday, June 6. Donation-based tickets available here.
Week 6 – June 9-13, “The Heavenly and the Worldly”
Inspirations, movements, and plans for the useful and beautiful in civic and liturgical life. Tickets on Eventbrite here.
Exploring the juncture of art & spirt, Architect Dr. Kristen Schaffer discusses the heavenly spaces of Daniel H. Burnham while Art Historian Holly Mitchum describes the worldly appeal of Bruce Porter’s stained glass. Presentation streaming begins June 9, live Q&A discussion Sunday, June 13. Donation-based tickets available here.
Week 7 – June 16-20, “Capturing the Transcendent in Nature”
Artists who sought to show on canvas what is intangible in nature. Tickets on Eventbrite here.
Art Historian Adrienne-Baxter-Bell explores the landscapes of George Inness and William Keith while Rev. Dr. Jim Lawrence looks to the deeper meaning in Keith’s art. Presentation streaming begins June 16, live Q&A discussion Sunday, June 20. Donation-based tickets available here.