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Artist Forums

AEM Artist Forums are Arts & Entertainment Institute(AEI) alumni gatherings in Los Angeles, California. These forums include lectures and discussions on the practical application of a Christian worldview to visual art, music, performing art and all forms of film and media. Through these monthly AEI Alumni gatherings AEM serves the local Los Angeles/Hollywood community by encouraging, praying and discussing relevant issues artists and creative professionals face in their creative process, their professional careers and their spiritual life. These meetings are only open to AEI Alumni and friends.

We have quarterly informational meetings open to guests who want to hear more about the Arts & Entertainment Institute and participate in one of the lectures.

For additional information or to attend the Artist Forums or Arts & Entertainment Institute, email Institute@a-e-m.org
or call the AEM office: (310) 474-7671.

2019 Upcoming Artist Forums:

How to Film Truth with author Justin Wells, 6pm, January 20, 2019

Filmmaker and author Justin Wells explores the intersection between life, faith, and storytelling in his new book, How to Film Truth: The Story of Documentary Film as a Spiritual Journey (Wipf & Stock, August). In the book he explores the ways in which filmmakers have sought to tell the truth in powerful and personal ways over the years.

About the author & speaker: The author and filmmaker is a graduate of California State Long Beach, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Art Center College of Design. Actively working in the film industry as a camera technician and documentary filmmaker, Wells is devoted to the process of filming truth. He has been a member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild since 2005 for his work in commercials, television, and movies. Wells’s Master of Fine Arts degree in filmmaking was awarded by the Art Center College of Design, where he focused on documentaries. His first feature documentary, titled, “The Space of Our Time” explores the relationship between a healthy community and urban design.

AEM Oscar Party, 5pm, February 24, 2019
Join us as we watch the Oscars together and share food and fellowship. Everyone brings an appetizer to share!

 

 

 

The Real Reasons Artists Resist Christianity, Part 2, 6pm, March 17, 2019

Discover the real reasons many of your artistic friends have no interest in Christianity. There are so many claims against Christianity it is hard to know how to respond graciously and winsomely. Join us and learn how to respond with confidence to the ‘defeater beliefs’ held by those around us.

 

 

Shame: The Threat to Your Creativity, Part 1, 6pm, May 19, 2019
Your creativity cannot flourish when your heart is swallowed in shame. People talk about following your passion and your vision, and it is great to dream big and plan your steps to get there. But, we can forget that what is holding us back may not be our talent, or our expertise, but our shame. Our heart and our creativity are connected at the core of who we are. In order to flourish in life and in our creativity we need to learn how to address the shame that so easily holds us back. Join us Sunday to uncover the roots of shame and to find tools to rekindle your creativity.

 

Summer Break: No forums during June & July

 

AEM summer bar b queAEM Summer Bar-B-Que, 6pm, August 2019 

 

 

 

 

Shame: The Threat to Your Creativity, Part 2, 6pm, September 2019
Your creativity cannot flourish when your heart is swallowed in shame. People talk about following your passion and your vision, and it is great to dream big and plan your steps to get there. But, we can forget that what is holding us back may not be our talent, or our expertise, but our shame. Our heart and our creativity are connected at the core of who we are. In order to flourish in life and in our creativity we need to learn how to address the shame that so easily holds us back. Join us as we continue the series to uncover the roots of shame and to find tools to rekindle your creativity.

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