Reflections on the Kick-off event September 10, 2011
by Robin Carson
I like that we are kicking something off...though I wish it were more of a dance-off or a cuddle-off instead (hmmm, then again, maybe we need a good kick!). The fall season is the time for the start of new things, new programs on TV for example, the end of the summer season (FINALLY!) and the beginning of the new. I am encouraged by the movement...I am looking forward to discovering what lies ahead. I am curious, always curious, as to what Christ is doing and where He is going. And aren't you curious?
I brought friends to the event, one close friend and a new friend. My close friend is a visual artist and not a believer, in fact he is quite opposed to God. The new friend leads an eccentric life and I am not sure what all her beliefs and views are, though she refers to herself as a believer. She is a musician. I wanted to introduce them to some good art...to a place where they could connect with people of like mind and passion perhaps, as well as simply digest art. I appreciated certain things about the evening: the performance aspect, the individual/interactive art (artist trading cards), and of course, the food (yum Melissa!). I also really like the idea of involving multiple churches - a larger community thing, more diversity, more talent, more color. I thought perhaps the event would be larger, but I suppose it was better the size it was, so my friends could actually talk and relate to others there.
I am curious, as I said before, what lies ahead...what is God going to reveal? What will he create through the christian artists in Austin? What is for this season, this time and place? These are wonderfully exciting questions. I believe there is much to be revealed and known, especially if and when we enter in.
Robin grew up in Canada. She is a longtime Hope-ite who lives "up north" in a small apartment. She likes to be with friends, read, and eat good food.