Environment and Art

The Environment and Art Seminar Group takes its work into the field visiting a variety of worship spaces in the locale of each national meeting. During these visits the members discuss the various spaces as to their suitability for active participation in worship. In addition, members also make slide presentations and occasionally present papers for discussion.

Convener

Martin V. Rambusch
martinr@rambusch.com

Seminar Report 2020

Convener

Martin Rambusch, Chairman, Rambusch Decorating Company

Members in Attendance

Carol Frenning, Peter C. Bower, D. Foy Christoferson, Timothy Parker, Martin Rambusch, Jan Robitscher, Richard Vosko, Mark Wedig

Visitors in Attendance

Suzanne Herold, Martin Marklin, Andy Nguyen

Description of Work

Several papers were presented, followed by discussion.

Papers and Presentations

  • Eileen D. Crowley, PhD, Associate Professor of Liturgy, Arts, and Communications, Catholic Theological Union, “Liturgical Media Art in Liturgies for Hard Times: Insights from Experimenting with Photography as Environmental Liturgical Art.”
  • Timothy Kent Parker, PhD, Director, Graduate Program in Architecture, Associate Professor, History & Theory of Architecture & Art, School of Architecture + Art, Norwich University, “The Religious Architecture of the Second American Revolution/Founding.”
  • Richard S. Vosko, PhD, Hon. AIA, Sacred Space Planner, “Nature’s Rotundas,” from a chapter in his new book.

Site Visits

The group participated in the group visit to the MLK site on Friday.

Other Work and Plans for the Future

Discussions for next year’s Seminar are underway.

Seminar Report 2019

Convener

Martin Rambusch, Chairman, Rambusch Decorating Company

Members in Attendance

Mark Joseph Costello, Eileen Crowley, Carol Fren- ning, Martin Rambusch, Jan Robitscher, Julia Upton, Richard Vosko

Visitors in Attendance

Suzanne Herold, Martin Marklin

Description of Work

Discussion on ‘Does Religious Art Stir Discussion, or is it Purely Decorative?’ Moderated by Reverend Richard Vosko

Papers and Presentations

  • “The Achievements of a Lifetime: Robert E. Rambusch,” Julia A. Upton, RSM, Provost Emerita, Distinguished Professor of Theology, St. John’s University, New York
  • “Liturgies for Hard Times: Using Nature Photography as Liturgical Media Art,” Eileen Crowley, PhD, Associate Professor of Liturgy, Arts and Communications, Catholic Theological Union

Site Visits

Denver Art Museum: Rembrandt Exhibit

McNicols Civic Center Building Exhibit: Light in All Darkness