Westminster Presbyterian Church has announced Joe Davis as the Artist-in-Residence for the 2020-2021 program year. Davis is a nationally-touring artist, educator, and speaker based locally in Minneapolis. His work includes poetry, music, theater, and dance to shape culture.
Westminster Minister of Music & the Arts, Dr. Amanda Weber, invited Davis to be Westminster’s Artist-in-Residence and said she is looking forward to connecting Davis’s many gifts with Westminster’s various program areas. “Joe’s partnership with the Westminster community could not be more timely. His art both affirms and challenges, fitting perfectly into this Year of Listening as we struggle to find our place in a world crying out for healing and justice.”
Davis has keynoted and facilitated conversation about racial justice, trauma and healing, and has served as teaching artist at hundreds of high schools and universities including New York, Boston, and most recently as the Artist-in-Residence at Luther Seminary where he earned a Master’s degree in Theology of the Arts.
About his residency at Westminster, Davis says, “My primary goal is to show up in community in a way that’s intentional and relational. I’d love to contribute art, conversation, tools, and practices that can deepen relationships and further healing. We all got the spark, I just came to fan the flame!”