The Festival includes Iconographers, Sacred Artists, Folk Artists, Films, Youth Art and numerous Presentations on the role of Sacred Arts. http://www.orthodoxartsfestivaldfw.com
Dr. Peter Bouteneff, Director of the Sacred Arts Institute at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, will present the Keynote Address Friday night at 7 on the role of the arts in the Orthodox Church’s theology. His address will be followed by a Pan-Orthodox Choir, the St. Kassiani Chorale, led by Conductor Deacon Anthony Stokes. The Choral Concert will feature music from a variety of Orthodox traditions: Russian, Byzantine, Greek. A Soiree will follow in the Gallery to preview the Art Exhibits and meet the artists.
Our Exhibitors feature artists from throughout the US—as well as the DFW area. Local musicians, Shannon Lewis (violin) and Noah Salem (piano), will provide music for the Soiree.
Saturday (10am-6pm) includes the Gallery, Films, and a full-day of Presentations, followed by a Vespers service in the new Temple. Chanters from several churches will allow attendees to experience this genre of church music.
Sunday will have two services: Orthros (9am) and Divine Liturgy (10am). Attendees will experience a Hierarchical Service—Bishop Thomas will be present to ordain two people: one to the Priesthood and another to the Diaconate. Visiting singers from Austin and other churches will in the area will help make this yet another opportunity for attendees to experience the Orthodox acapella music tradition.
All of the events are free except for a small fee for the Friday night Soiree where wine and cheeses and desserts will be served. Food trucks featuring Greek and Cajun food will be available to the public on Saturday.