Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What does faithful, courageous art look like? Sound like? Feel like? Where does it come from, and who is it for? What distinguishes truly faithful and courageous art from art that is simply provocative? Find out during Northwestern's 7th Day of Learning in Community (DLC).

Our guest for the event is Steve Taylor, a musician, writer, producer and film director with multiple Grammy and Billboard nominations and awards. He began as a recording artist in the early 1980s and has toured internationally and sold more than one million albums worldwide. He has served as record producer for Sixpence None the Richer and Newsboys and directed music videos for several artists and bands, including Sixpence's video for "Kiss Me," which was featured on VH1 in 1999.

In 2005 Taylor co-wrote, directed and produced the film Second Chance. His latest film, Blue Like Jazz, based on Donald Miller's book of the same title, stars Marshall Allman (True Blood) and Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries and The Originals) and premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival in 2012. Blue Like Jazz will be shown during the Day of Learning in Community and followed by a panel discussion with Taylor.

Between Steve's chapel presentation and the film screening, campus and community members will have opportunities to engage with art—both the creation of it and reflection on it. 

DLC 2015

9 a.m.DeWitt Music Hall 115 (Choir Room)Ash Wednesday Service: Imposition of Ashes by Chaplain Harlan VanOort
10 a.m.Christ ChapelSteve Taylor: "The Art of Courage"
1 to 5 p.m.Various locationsArtistic engagement opportunities for campus and community members
7 p.m.Christ Chapel Film: Blue Like Jazz
11 a.m. to noon Vogel Community RoomDiscussion of Blue Like Jazz with Steve Taylor