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The Solar Crash: Final thoughts…

The Solar Crash - Collage

– It was extraordinary to see relational networks converge, there was so much potential brimming, not just on stage but within the whole room.

– We live in a world desperately in need of spaces for meaningful connections

– There’s something deeply self-affirming about diversity

– Seeing this through from conception to reality was completely thrilling.

– One aspect I really loved was being able to empower people, to empower others. All my friends became talent scouts – seekers of creativity waiting to be revealed.

– Personally, nothing topped meeting people in the process of planning the event, and hearing of all the ways God is working in and through the people of this city.

– Christian’s shared about how they were surprised it wasn’t another lame Christian event

– Several artists shared with me how this event wasn’t simply about showcasing their stuff, or selling some paintings, but about exposing a piece of their soul.

– People shared with me about art’s incredible ability to heal, and express what words cannot.

I’ve already began dreaming up the next one, let me know if you’re interested in helping out!

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  • Weewian September 5, 2008, 9:35 am

    Hey Lon,

    I know what the artists mean about exposing the soul. And even though it was kinda scary, ultimately isn’t that what people hope for? Artists are always looking to make meaningful connections through their work, to provoke thinking, and it can only be done by showing who we really are and how we view the world.

    On a personal note, I was encouraged by the feedback left in my guestbook, and it’s really affirming to know that people can respond emotionally to one’s artwork…including abstract art made of wax! Continue to provide a space for the artists to create and to share, they’ll be encouraged, and will be empowered to produce even better, more culturally-provocative work.

    One last thing: the venue/vibe was great (minus the heat) – not only did my friends come, but they felt comfortable enough to invite their non-asian, non-Christian friends.

    You’ve got great instincts, Lon. Thanks again for putting this together.

  • Lon September 8, 2008, 11:45 am

    Vivian, thanks so much for the comment… I’m so glad you got some feedback, we’ll have to do it all again sometime!

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