Thursday, June 25 | 10:30-11:15am
Arts practitioners – and ‘most everyone else – are used to thinking of the Arts as ancillary, fringe/frill, decorative, expendable. Does that view square with a truly Christian Classical understanding of education? If we think wrongly about the importance and place of the Arts in God’s world, we will have launched down a deservedly diminished track toward an inconsequential end. Let’s not.
Jerry King is the Arts Director at The Covenant School in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has been active in Arts education in independent schools, fulltime church and campus ministry, private instruction and cross-cultural contexts for decades. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Kenyon College, he has lived and taught out of the liberal arts sensibility with a lively interest in an array of areas including art history, ecology, design for theater, livable theology, a capella arranging and organic gardening. He and his wife of 35 years have six children and eight grandchildren scattered from sea to shining sea.