Chautauqua Institution Music Festival

Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021 at 9:00am

Various Venues in Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua, NY 14722

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Building a Culture of Empathy:
Creating understanding and compassion, empathy is critical in navigating our world and building community. Empathy might have a reputation associated with emotionality or sentimentality, but what does it look like in action, from improving health care via the doctor-patient relationship and fostering strong childhood development to implementing effective public policy and leading through times of crisis?

Instilling and normalizing empathy has the potential to help us connect across our most polarizing differences and survive our most tragic times, so how can we work together to build a lasting culture of empathy?

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Building a Culture of Empathy:
In recent years, a trait frequently cited as essential to the flourishing of humankind is empathy, an impulse manifested in all the world’s religions. Connected with compassion and altruism, it arises out of a willingness to care, to endeavor to understand, and to place oneself within the human experiences of others. In this week we seek voices who are inspiring and motivating this capacity in others.


9:00am  Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis since 2017.  The first black woman to lead an Episcopal diocese, Bishop Jennifer is a graduate of Smith College, Cornell University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

Location: Amphitheater

10:30am Jackie Acho
Jackie Acho founded The Acho Group, a strategy and leadership consulting firm, in 2005. She has worked for technology, industrial, academic, nonprofit, and economic development clients on a variety of issues, with particular focus on growth and innovation, strategy, and leadership development...

Location: Amphitheater

1:00pm 2021 CVA School of Art Participants Exhibition

One of our most popular exhibitions of the summer will once again be displayed on the second floor of Fowler- Kellogg Art Center. This year each Participating Artist, who will be attending the summer program at the Chautauqua School of Art, will exhibit one original work created pre-season...

Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center/Second Floor

1.00 pm Tenacity

Tenacity was curated in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment in 2020, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. Being tenacious is a common link the Suffragette women have in common with these seven artists.

Location: Strohl Art Center/Gallo Family Gallery

1:00pm Materials Redefined

This exhibition focuses on seven contemporary artists who work with their selected materials in non-traditional ways. The result will be a thought provoking, inspiring show of pieces that have not been seen before in Chautauqua.

Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center/First Floor Galleries and the Angela Fowler Memorial Gallery

1:00pm Improvising: New Photographs by Julie Blackmon

Improvising features new work by Julie Blackmon, a photographer from Springfield Missouri. Her photographs are inspired by her experiences of growing up in a large family, her current role as both photographer and mother, the timelessness of family dynamics...

Location: Strohl Art Center/Bellowe Family Gallery

1:00pm Pour Spill Drip Stain

This vibrant exhibition in the Main gallery of Strohl Art Center, highlights surface and fluidity as both technique and inspiration. Multi colored paintings, encaustics, works on paper, and ceramics will be shown together creating a symmetry of styles by six nationally recognized contemporary artists.

Location: Strohl Art Center/Main Gallery

1:00pm Resilience: New Works by VACI Members (Online Only)
In conjunction with Chautauqua’s overall theme for week 9 in 2021 / Resilience, we invite our members to create and show work based on what Resilience means to them. How did you survive financial and emotional issues during 2020?

Location: Chautauqua Visual Arts

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