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SDCO Workshop: The Divine in Art and Religion: The Islamic Artistry of the Soul

  • March 09, 2017
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Denver Public Library (10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. 80204 ) & Denver Art Museum (100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy Denver, CO 80204)
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Registration

  • Includes registration for the event, entry to the Denver Art Museum as part of our group, and docent led tours. We are unable to provide any discounts for art museum memberships. Your registration fee must be paid prior to the day of the workshop and no payment will be received at the door.

Registration is closed


Humanity and religious expression is a work of Art created by the Divine, to illustrate the diversity of life and connectedness of God's creation.  In our time together we will explore the Divine expression of Islam in the cultivation of the soul and its unity with all faith traditions.  We will explore the basic tenets of Islam, it's connection to other monotheistic traditions and the role of Art and Symbolism in Islamic tradition to articulate and facilitate the cultivation and transformation of the soul through religious expression as a display of God's Artistry.

Rev. Elzia Sekou is a Management Consultant with over 20 years of experience with such organizations as NASA, JP Morgan, Department of Interior and Targa Resources and serves as a Special Focus  Minister at Mile Hi Church.  As a Special Focus minister, Rev. Elzia calls on his avid interest in ancient wisdom and spiritual traditions, and utilizes his extensive background in training and community outreach to developing powerful programs for Self-awareness, Transformative Leadership and Spiritual awakening.  He is a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator practitioner with a B.S. in Business Management, an M.S. in Management Information Systems and an M.S. in Consciousness Studies with a focus on Transformative Leadership. He’s conducted workshops on Leadership, Team Building, Rites of Passage, Islam and Ancient Egyptian Wisdom.  Elzia is an ardent Yoga student and a dedicated family man.  He has been married to his lovely wife, Lynne for 18 years and has three children and three grandchildren.   His motto is – Don’t go where there’s a path, go where there is no path and leave a trail.

For this workshop, we will gather on the 5th Floor of the Denver Public Library (10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. 80204) at 11:00 am.  After Rev. Sekou's presentation, we will then walk over to the Denver Art Museum as a group, where we will have a docent-led tour of Islamic art.  The registration fee includes our admission to the museum and docent tour, as a group.

Parking is available in the Cultural Center Complex Garage at 65 W. 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80204 (12th Ave. & Broadway). Parking for 2-3 hours in this garage is $4 ($7 for 3-5 hours). There are also street parking meters and other parking lots in the area.



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