Author Events

AUTHOR EVENTS

The Soul of the Artist — What’s in a Painting?

The Sower Vincent van Gogh 1888
The Sower by Vincent van Gogh 1888

“Yesterday was surely a day to remember for me, and for all those who attended your presentation on van Gogh. I’ve certainly heard many, many marvelous responses from the Pines residents, and I join them in our collective gratitude. One called you a ‘poet.’ Another who’s lived here for 13 years said, ‘This is the best program we’ve ever had here at the Pines!’ We can never look at his paintings again with the same naiveté we’ve had before, and of course that makes all the difference! Thus you opened both minds and hearts in surprising ways, and by doing this, you opened up insights and eyes to ‘see’ as never before. Is there any greater gift to give another, as you gave those present not only a new and inspiring way to appreciate van Gogh, but also surely invited or challenged us all to examine afresh our own longings for that ‘deus absconditus’ within our own souls.” – A. W., The Pines, Davidson, NC

“A fine presentation! I learned a bundle. Also inspiring. Many thanks. You gave us a gift. You’re getting great reviews. ‘He opened my eyes to so much!’ ‘Hugely refreshing to have something intellectual, not just entertaining.’ I think you landed a hit.” – Jim Chatham, Givens Estates, Asheville, NC

“Great passion for his subject” “Outstanding presenter; very knowledgeable” “Very insightful course” “Liked intersection between spiritual and academic” “Challenging content, well organized, held audience attention” “Made me think and that’s always good” “Very organized and informative” “Mr. Davidson did a super job; all nicely presented” “Programs like this are what keep me coming back for more classes!” – Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC

2015

Wednesdays, January 14 thru February 18, 9:30-11:30 AM Montreat College MCCALL Lectures Brookside Room, Givens/Highland Farms – Black Mountain, NC

Friday, April 10 – Marcia Powell Festival of Religion and the Arts Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA      Conference Dates: April 9-12

2014

Thursday, January 16, 2 PM – The Pines, Davidson, NC

Monday, May 5, 7 PM – Christmount, Black Mountain, NC

Sunday, June 8, 9:45 AM – First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC

Monday, June 9, 4 PM – Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, Asheville, NC

Tuesday, June 10, 7 PM – Givens Estates Retirement Community, Asheville, NC

Sunday, June 15, 9:45 AM – First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC

Wednesday, July 16, 7 PM – Lower Left Bank, Montreat, NC

Tuesdays, September 23 & 30, 10 AM – Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC

Saturday, October 4, 3 PM – City Lights Bookstore, Silva, NC

Sunday, November 2, 4 PM – Jubilee! Community, Asheville, NC

Sunday, December 7, 9:45 AM – Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain, NC

Send Charles an email to inquire about scheduling an event.