Icons in Transformation

Related Events/Programming

Icons in Transformation Docent Tours

Special docent-guided tours will be available for groups at RAM on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. Free with the price of admission; please meet in the atrium 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. 15 max per tour. To pre-reserve your spot on a RAM Docent Tour, click here. Tours will also be available at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, but by reservation only; please call 951.683.8466.

Long Night of Arts & Innovation, Thursday, October 8, 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight on Main Street between Mission Inn Ave. and 6th Street

RAM will host Art Make on Main “The Eyes Have It” with Kelly Rider. Traditional icons are elaborate visual, conceptual, and spiritual riddles. They incite the viewer’s eye and his/her soul or mind to make the effort of “seeing” theirself and others differently. With our Arte 365 Artist in Residence Kelly Rider, study your eye, draw it with a variety of mediums, and add it to a collaborative mural in conjunction with RAM’s forthcoming exhibition, Icons in Transformation.

First Sundays, Sunday, November 1, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at RAM

Bring the family and enjoy an afternoon of free art activities with internationally acclaimed artist Ludmila Pawlowska as you and your family explore the mysterious nature of icons.

Icons Workshop with Kelly Rider, Sunday, November 8, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., at RAM

Join Kelly Rider from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. for a docent-led tour of Icons in Transformation. Then, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Kelly will lead a workshop where you’ll create your own icon based on traditional icon forms. Transform your icon as you wish. $45 Click here to register.

Icons in Performance: Understanding How Iconic Signs Communicate, Thursday, November 12, 6:30 p.m., at All Saints’

Dr. Sally Allen Ness, UCR Professor of Anthropology, will discuss the way icons in general, and religious icons, in particular, communicate and produce meaning. Icons can be understood to form a general class of signs or agents of meaning making. Examples from religious iconography and the Icons in Transformation exhibition will be used to illustrate the way icons perform as creators and conveyors of meaningful experience, both sacred and secular.

Writing an Icon, Saturday, November 14, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., at All Saints’

Dr. John Briggs, UCR Professor of English, and Kelly Rider, RAM’s Arte 365 Artist in Residence, will guide participants into the spiritual mystery of Icons through both poetry and art. You will have the opportunity for quiet reflection and poetic expression, as well as to get paint on your hands as you “write” your own Icon painting.

Christian Iconography, Thursday, November 19, 6:30 p.m., at RAM

Dr. Kristine Tanton, Pomona College Art History Lecturer, will lead an exploration of medieval religious iconography.

Tie Up the Stone: The Art of God in Space and Time, Thursday, December 3, 6:30 p.m., at All Saints’

All Saints’ Rev. Dr. John W. Conrad will discuss the elements of worship experience as they relate to the community gathered and its practice from earliest human experience to the present. We will reflect on the psychological and theological underpinnings of worship praxis in the context of its architectural surroundings. Everyone from Born Again Christians to Scientific Fundamentalists should find the material informative, useful, and enlightening.

Iconic Polyphony (2015) for Piano and Live Electronic Sounds, Saturday, December 5, 6:30 p.m., at All Saints’

Gary Barnett, Piano, and Paulo C. Chagas, Live Electronics, will perform a composition composed by Chagas (UCR Department of Music), inspired by the art of Ludmila Pawlowska. It tries to capture the transforming forces underlying her paintings–figures, textures, and colors–by articulating a plurality of musical events occurring at different temporal levels and subjectively related to the visual universe of her icons. The work explores the creativity that emerges from the multiple connections between our experiences of hearing and seeing. The acoustic sounds of the piano and the live generated electronic sounds complement each other in a stream of musical objects and resonances recalling iconic associations and links between the present, the past, and the future. The music of Iconic Polyphony aims to unleash an imaginative power that engages the body the the vision in the process of creating meaning.

Bach Organ Concert, Thursday, December 10, 6:30 p.m., at All Saints’

All Saints’ Music Director Abe Fabella will lead settings of “Sleepers, Awake”, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”, “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor”, and more.

Vesper Light: Music for Epiphany, Tuesday, January 5, 7:00 p.m., at All Saints’

This will feature Raincross Chorale members with the All Saints’ Choir.

Art, Spirit, Presence, Thursday, January 7, Tuesday, January 12, 6:30 p.m., at All Saints’

Dr. Susan Ossman, Artist and UCR Professor of Anthropology, will lead an interactive presentation that will engage the audience with Ludmila’s work as it explores the interrelationship between art and spirit.