General Synod 2007

The selection process

How Will The Selections Be Made?

High resolution digital photographs sent as j-pegs will be accepted as submissions to “Sacred Expressions.” Out of the submissions, a creative team will select the artwork that will be shown at General Synod. It may not be possible to use all submissions so selection will be based on the following criteria:

Digital photographs of any sort of art expression will be considered – you are limited only by your own imagination. Painting, sculpture, fabric art, installations, even photographs themselves will be considered.

The Selection Committee

The Venerable Donna Ball – Chair, General Synod 2007 Worship Committee

Donna was ordained a Priest at St. John's Cathedral in Rupert's Land in May, 1991. She is delighted to be serving as Intentional Interim at St. George's Parish in Winnipeg at this time. Donna has served the Diocese and National Church in a variety of capacities. Among these are: elected member at Diocesan Council and Executive; General Synod delegate a number of times; participant on National Church committees (including work related to ethics, as well as projects involving worship); co-creator and coordinator for Diocesan project 'Building Healthy Communities'; coordinator of ministry placements for the diocese. She has served as Diocesan Archdeacon since July, 2000.

Donna's particular passions with regard to her life and work in the church include: exploring and discovering faithful ways for the church to move forward in this post modern context; leading faith communities into a renewed commitment to discipleship (beginning with a strong rootedness in the sacred text and teachings of our faith,helping faith communities to grow into an increasingly deeper understanding of the intimate connection between liturgy and justice; assisting congregations to maximize on the great opportunities associated with 'interim' times.

Donna is an enthusiastic supporter of the arts and is thrilled to be involved with “Sacred Expressions.” “I am really excited about this project,” she says “and I believe it will add a new dimension to worship at General Synod. Incorporating visual expressions of the theme artists from across the country is, in itself, one way to draw the circle wide; reflecting on these artistic offerings within the context of worship will enrich our goal to ‘draw it wider still’. ”

Andrew Wilhelm-Boyles

Andrew Wilhelm-Boyles, national director of the Creative City Network of Canada comes to the CCN from the Winnipeg Arts Council, where he was executive director. Prior to that he was executive director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and DanceArts Vancouver, performing arts consultant at the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and founding executive director of the Yukon Arts Centre. As a practitioner in the arts, Andrew trained in music and theatre in the UK, and has worked in theatre as actor, director, musical director and teacher; and in music as singer, instrumentalist and choral director. He has also worked extensively for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as writer, performer, producer and manager in locations across the country.

Teaching assignments have included theatre at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Newfoundland and arts policy and leadership at the University of Winnipeg.

Andrew is an experienced cultural sector volunteer, having served on boards, including the Nakai Theatre Ensemble and the Guild Theatre in Whitehorse, as chair; the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts, as president; the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Association; CAPACOA; and the Creative City Network. He was a member of the steering committee in the early development of the Canadian Arts Summit.

Awards have included the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; the Oscar Wilde Trophy (the debating championship of the universities of the U.K. and Ireland); an ACTRA Award as best radio host and the Canada 125 Medal.

Lisa Barry, Senior Producer, Anglican Video

Lisa has worked for the national office of the Anglican Church for over 15 years, producing several award winning documentaries and informational programs. Recently Lisa produced “Facing AIDS Facing Reality” a photo exhibit for the Primates World Relief and Development Fund that will travel to dioceses across Canada until General Synod 2007. “I am delighted to be providing support to the Worship Committee for the “Sacred Expressions” initiative, “ says Lisa, “I’m excited that we will have an opportunity to showcase some of the work of the many talented Anglican Artists across Canada.”


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