All Saints Church Rector's Forum Welcomes Makoto Fujimura on June 16

Published : Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 6:22 PM

Mako Fujimura. Photo credit: Windrider Productions

On Sunday, June 16, All Saints Church will welcome Makoto Fujimura, the Director of Culture Care Initiative at Fuller’s Brehm Center, to the Rector’s Forum in the Church at 10:15 a.m. Mako is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural influencer. He will talk about the intersection of art, theology and the harsh realities of our lives – including his experience of 9/11 in New York City and how he processed the deep pain, trauma, brokenness and betrayal of the tragedy, both theologically and artistically. He will also discuss his unique technique of painting, a fusion of Japanese-style Nihonga and abstract expressionism.

A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009, Mako served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts. In 2014, the American Academy of Religion named him as its Religion and the Arts award recipient. His books have won numerous awards including the Aldersgate Prize for Silence and Beauty (IVPress). In 1992, he founded the International Arts Movement, and in 2011 the Fujimura Institute was established and launched the Four Qu4rtets, a collaboration between Fujimura, painter Bruce Herman, Duke theologian/pianist Jeremy Begbie, and Yale composer Christopher Theofanidis, based on T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. His work has been exhibited in galleries around the world.

All are welcome! For more information on this remarkable artist, visit All Saints Church is at 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, directly across Euclid from Pasadena City Hall.

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