Saturday 9 April 2011

April 9 in Edmonton: Healing Art

Music, creative writing and the visual arts can be agents of healing in a broken world. But they need healing too. Join Lambert Zuidervaart as he shares insights from his most recent books. Lambert will talk about the role of the arts in society, and he will reflect on how music and creative writing have helped him live with personal loss.

You will have a chance to greet Lambert at a book-signing reception, where copies of Dog-Kissed Tears: Songs of Friendship, Loss and Healing and Art in Public: Politics, Economics and a Democratic Culture will be on sale.

Saturday, April 9, 2011
The King's University College
9125 50 St., Edmonton

10:00-11:30 Art in Public
11:30-12:30 Break, book sales
12:30-1:30 Dog Kissed Tears
1:30-2:30 Book signing, reception

Thursday 7 April 2011

April 7 in Calgary: Dog-Kissed Tears: Songs of Friendship, Loss and Healing

Dog-Kissed Tears explores the life and loss of a remarkable 15-year-old retriever named Rosa. Lambert Zuidervaart tells the story of a furry family member’s unconditional love and gives voice to the quiet grief of losing a canine companion and dear friend. His meditative memoir, sprinkled with musical references and spiritual overtones, connects Rosa’s friendship to his circle of human friends. Lambert's reflections on Rosa’s life and death bring back childhood memories and lead him into self-discoveries of middle age. Join Lambert as he reads from his book and reflects on how music and creative writing can help us live through personal loss.

Thursday, April 7, 2011 7:00 pm
Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church
3020 51 Street SW, Calgary

Wednesday 6 April 2011

April 6 in Toronto: Art Exhibition and Art Talks!

Art and Theology in Dialogue

Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Art Exhibition of works by Toronto artists Tim Whiten, Ted Rettig, Paul Fournier and Lynne McIlvride-Evans

Exhibition Opening Reception:
April 6, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Toronto School of Theology, 47 Queen's Park Crescent East

Panel Discussion with the Artists:
April 6, 7:00-8:30pm following the opening reception
Moderated by Dr. Rebekah Smick, Institute for Christian Studies
Fr. Bob Madden Hall, 100 St. Joseph Street (in Carr Hall)
University of St. Michael’s College (USMC)

Exhibition Hours
April 6 - May 6, 2011
Monday - Friday • 9 am – 5 pm
Toronto School of Theology
47 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C3

Private Tours
New this year! Private tours of Fr. Dan Donovan’s extensive art collection housed at USMC – escorted by Fr. Donovan himself!
Limited opportunity, each tour with a maximum of 15
Sign-up begins at the April 6 Panel Discussion
Thereafter by telephone: 416-978-4039

Sponsored By
The Toronto School of Theology | | 416.978.4039
Institute for Christian Studies | | 416.979.2331 | 1.888.326.5347

Friday 1 April 2011

"Art in Public" Resources Available

Resources related to Lambert Zuidervaart's recent "Art in Public" events in Grand Rapids have become available at including the outline and summary for the lecture "Who’s Afraid of the NEA? Justice, Solidarity, and a Democratic Culture."

April 14 in Grand Rapids: Reception for Lambert Zuidervaart

There will be an Open House Reception for Lambert Zuidervaart (director of the Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethic) on Thursday, April 14 7:00-9-00 pm. The reception is hosted by Alice and Morris Greidanus, and Janet and Peter Borgdorff. RSVP: (616) 560-2092 or