Dear Friends,

We are very happy to announce the online arrival of the ART HOUSE AMERICA Blog.



Our editor, Jenni Simmons has created a beautiful online space, what she calls “a virtual Art House” — not just visually, but also in the people and topics our blog will cover.

Our Art House friend Rebecca Saylor hopes the blog will — “Mentor and feed those of us who are near in heart and calling, but far away in our places, with our people, living our own unique and beautiful stories.”

This is our hope too!

Our first issue features:

* Creating Shelter – Another in a faithful line of best thoughts and writing regarding the power of God, people, and place — by Andi Ashworth

* A revealing and insightful interview with Sandra McCracken and Derek Webb, centered around Sandra’s newest recording, Feast or Fallow — written by Jenni Simmons

* A short profile on the photographer Jeremy Cowart and his life-giving photos from Haiti following the earthquake of 2010.

* Creative Community for the Common Good — A look at the AHA mission and the new work being done in Dallas, TX.

We plan to publish twice a month on thursdays.  The next fresh batch of articles will appear August 5th.



Respectfully,

Charlie Peacock
Co-Founder/Executive Director

Art House America

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Andi Ashworth
Co-Founder/Executive Director
Art House America

Lodge on the Bluff
Artist Retreat

Please consider joining us for an artist retreat October 21-24 at Laity Lodge in Texas.  This will be a rich time of conversation, table fellowship, recreation, and teaching.
Laity is a special place on the planet. Charlie Peacock, Gideon Strauss, Andi Ashworth, Steven Purcell, Julie Lee, Nathan Brown, and Jenny White will all be there serving in one or more capacities.

The staff has made this a very affordable retreat and we’re grateful for it. Cost is $250-300 depending on lodging.
Go to laitylodge.org and search the schedule for October.

Hope to see you there!

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Pantokrator 2021

Marching Onward

After being together for a quarter of a century, they've been called Illuminati, fundamentalists, and even fascists. Now, with their first new album in seven years, 'Marching Out of Babylon,' they're honed in more than ever, a steadfast and evolved version of themselves. Andrew Voigt digs a little deeper into the Swedish band's roots, uncovers the narratives on the new release, and finds out how a little playground spat brought the band together.

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ODDKO

The Industrial Revolution

Italian creative Giovanni Bucci, otherwise known as ODDKO, has spent a professional career pushing the limits of some of the world's largest brands. HM contributor Andrew Voigt talks with the man behind the curtain to find out what it looks like when he pushes the limits of his own creativity.

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The Drowned God 2021

Drowning The Sound

Andrew Voigt, a contributing writer to HM Magazine, sat down with Cody Golob, the lead vocalist and one of the original two members of The Drowned God, to discuss their as-yet-unnamed upcoming record, the inspiration behind its writing, and a mutual love for sparkling water.

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