Friday Arts Project* & Bird and Key collaborated on a weekend-long gathering dedicated to an exploration of beauty. Kirk moderated several engagements with artists, musicians, writers and participants. Participants had opportunities to experience various forms of art and engaged with artists through interviews and dialogue.

Here is the first of several audio recordings of that weekend.


with Luke Allsbrook

Luke received a BFA in Painting from Indiana University (Bloomington) and an MFA (cum laude) from The New York Academy of Art. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the US and is included in the Forbes collection, Mercedes Benz, The US Department of State, and in the collection of His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales. Mr. Allsbrook served as official tour artist for The Prince on his 2005 state tour of the United States.

He now resides in the mountains of Western North Carolina with his wife, Renee, and four children (Boyd, Charlotte, Calvin, and Margaret).

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