The Indianapolis conference ran June 3-5, 2016. Watch for the conference videos to be released soon!

We were pleased to offer a very special event with Makoto Fujimura, after the Creative Church Conference has ended:


“A Conversation with Makoto Fujimura”

At the Harrison Center for the Arts, Sunday June 5th from 3:30-6:30 pm

This limited admission event was a unique opportunity to  hear from and interact with silence and beautythe artist. Attendee’s received a complimentary signed copy of Makoto’s new book Silence and Beauty.

The event began at 3:30 with a tour of the Harrison Center for the arts with Mako, led by Harrison founder and Executive Director, Joanna Taft. (If you were already familiar with the Harrison, the tour was optional.)

The Harrison Gallery No. 2

Just after 4pm, we moved to Harrison’s Gallery #2, a converted chapel. There, we were treated to a conversation with Mako, led by Joanna Taft and New Renaissance Arts Movement Director, J. Scott McElroy.

Makoto Fujimura at Creative Church Church Conference
“Olana-Isaiah” will be present at the “Conversation” event.

For this special event, a local collector graciously loaned us Mako’s “Olana-Isaiah”painting, as well as a copy of “The Four Holy Gospels” and “The Golden Sea” .   We  heard stories about these works. This was an unscripted, casual conversation, with opportunity for questions. Then Mako signed books for attendees.

Joannas porch party
Artist Kristin Diver’s rendition of a porch party at the Taft home.

At approximately 5:30 our group was invited to walk to Joanna Taft’s home for a “Porch Party” on her quaint Victorian porch.  The “Porch Party” is a concept the Harrison has pioneered in urban Indianapolis; simple gatherings that bring families, friends, neighborhoods and communities together.  They build positive culture, an idea that Mako champions through his work with Culture Care. Refreshments were be served. (The “Porch Party” was optional, for those who need to get back to family or dinner.)

As you can see, this “Conversation with Mako Fujimura” was a very special event.

he Harrison Center for the Arts is at 1505 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the programs of The New Renaissance Arts Movement, producer of The Creative Church Conference.

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