What’s a Convivium? Why, I am SO glad you asked!
An ancient Roman convivium was a special gathering to eat, drink, and hold conversation, with the host inviting interesting people to speak or perform. Kind of like a symposium but more, um, convivial?
Cohorts of The Flourishing Artist tend to culminate with a food-related event featuring the work of the participants. Each one is unique, and open to the public.
Past convivia include:
“La Dolce Vita” ~ August, 2017
Our first Convivium featured lyric soprano Alexandra Alise and jazz chanteuse pianist Sara Klotz de Aguilar, blending their contrasting singing styles into a startlingly sweet new scene. The audience discussed all aspects of The Sweet Life, including the psychology of savoring and the trick of finding the sweet spot. Does icing make everything better? Most agreed it did…until someone brought up oysters.
“That’s All She Wrote” ~ March, 2018
The second convivium celebrated six months of intense women’s writing in “The Writing Spa,” featuring Laurie Panther, Lyndsey Ellis, Linda Brown and Kristen Caven. New work was presented before an open mic and raucous party that cleared the way for a new women-owned business to bloom. See more photos here.