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Venture Academy Series for Adults

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The Adult Enrichment Workshop Series at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, will present the third round of its popular Venture Academy series this summer. Venture Academy III- Religion & Art will feature explorations by Norman Girardot, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion, Lehigh University, and Emma Ackerman, General Manager of Touchstone Theatre.

This series of multi-media explorations from the Painted Caves of Prehistory to the Digital Caves of the 21st Century will feature a live session on Tuesday evenings and a guided film session on Thursday evenings. What is holy, sacred, divine, spiritual, or spooky? Or in the case of art: What is the beautiful, the sublime, the abstract or the conceptual? Why do human beings do religion and art from the very beginning of culture until now? Is there some intrinsic evolutionary cultural and existential affinity between these two very basic human activities? Come with us on this collective mission as we embark on a journey to explore these open-ended questions about art and religion. Sessions begin on June 27, 2017. You can sign up for one or all sessions.

The Venture Academy is program of guided explorations for the young of mind and heart. Each round of the program offers a unique theme. For more information visit www.CharterArts.org or call 610-868-2971 ext. 3185.