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InSpire 2023

“Here by Design”

InSpire is a weekend of interaction, music, art, and more that focuses on using the arts to communicate God’s message of hope and healing to our community and world. It is a gathering of Adventist creatives open to all and begins on Friday evening and runs through Sunday morning with an outdoor activity. If you are an Adventist creative (artist, musician, photographer, poet, songwriter, videographer and/or writer, etc.), we invite you to join us for this unique and transformative experience.

WHEN: February 17 – 19, 2023

WHERE: Adventist Worship Center 15220 N. 39th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85053

FREE ADMISSION: Anyone may attend, with or without registration, but the registration fee includes some pretty good perks (the included T-shirt and Sabbath meal more than offsets the cost).

EARLY REGISTRATION  Now through Dec. 5, 2022. In addition to the event (which is free to all), registration includes a pen, name tag, T-shirt, Sabbath meal, note pad, and the option to submit two photos to the “Here by Design” art project. The registration fee is $10 per person. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Friday, Feb. 17 – TBA

Sabbath, Feb. 18 –

9:00 — Set up artwalk

Opening Activities

9:30 — Artwalk open

10:00 – Singer/Songwriter — TBA

Poetry reading — TBA

Welcome and Songs of Praise — TBA

10:30 – Panel Discussion — Antoine Augustus, Duane Calkins, Melanie Cruz, Rich DuBose, Elfred Lee, and Bobby McGee

The idea that we’re here to serve a purpose should inspire us to no end! Yet, many struggle to find their place. Something about art and creative expression exposes us to new ideas and possibilities. As we celebrate God’s gifts, let’s listen for what He may be trying to tell us.

11:00 — Break

Worship Service

11:15 – Welcome and Introduction (Songs of Praise)

Artist Preview (introductions)

A Time for Giving — TBA

Music feature — Mark Kibble

Spoken Word (Scripture) — Antoine Augustus

11:40 – Message — Elfred Lee

Born in Korea to missionary parents in 1940, Elfred Lee is renowned in Adventist circles and beyond for his exquisite paintings and artistic depictions of people, nature, and more. Elfred Lee’s education includes two master’s and an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from San Jose State University, California; Syracuse University, New York; and Faith College, Birmingham, Alabama, with special training at the University of London, England and Hebrew University, Israel. He has taught at several colleges and universities in the United States and Mexico, including nine years as founding chairman of the Art Department of Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama.

Afternoon Schedule

Lunch – 12:30 (Break for lunch) – TBA

Artwalk – Time after lunch for participants to take in the art and talk with the artists. Impromptu music and sharing.

Time to Explore

2:30 – The afternoon session consists of a number of TED Talk-like presentations, each lasting 15-20 minutes, followed by a time for discussion. This means things will move along quickly.

Here by DesignSpeakers | Download Flier

  1. Antoine Augustus
  2. Duane Calkins
  3. Milton Coronado
  4. Mark Kibble
  5. Alan Lacy
  6. Elfred Lee
  7. Jonny Wilczynski
  8. Stephanie Wilczynski

Evening – 7:00 pm

Feature Film – Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest

Sunday, Feb. 19 –

Milton Coronado – Wall painting


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