A Vibrant Tapestry: Exploring Creativity, Culture, and Faith

A Vibrant Tapestry: Exploring Creativity, Culture, and Faith

8/20/22 - 8/28/22

There is no one story, no single author of our identity or single tradition that defines us. A great blending of cultures and peoples has made and shaped America, like a tapestry with its many hues, textures and layers woven together. In this week, we welcome a diverse line-up of multi-disciplinary folk artists, including The Avett Brothers for morning and evening Amphitheater programs. Together, we’ll trace the threads of the American tapestry in search of the origins, evolution and impact of our country’s music and culture.

About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

Subscribe Share
A Vibrant Tapestry: Exploring Creativity, Culture, and Faith
  • The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton - Sunday

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Sunday, August 21, 2022.

    The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton is Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Formerly Canon Pastor of Washington National Cathedral and director of its Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage, he has also served as a college chaplain, parish pri...

  • Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas

    Premiering at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, August 21, 2022.

    Chautauqua will celebrate the beginning of a week that explores the vibrant tapestry of folk music and culture with Nathan Williams, Dennis Paul Williams, Allen Williams, Djuan Francis and Clifford Alexander. The music of The Zydeco Cha-Chas is...

  • Bishop Yvette Flunder - Monday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Monday, August 22, 2022.

    Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder, a San Francisco native, has served her call through prophetic action and ministry for justice for over thirty years. The call to “blend proclamation, worship, service, and advocacy on behalf of those most marginalized i...

  • Rhiannon Giddens

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Monday, August 22, 2022.

    MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient and Grammy Award-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens uses her art to excavate the past and reveal bold truths about the present. With a lifelong mission to lift up people whose contributions to American musical...

  • Eboo Patel

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Monday, August 22, 2022.

    Eboo Patel is the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a non-profit organization working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm in America. He is a respected leader on national issues of religious diversity, civic engage...

  • Deeper Than The Skin

    Premiering at 3:30 p.m. ET Monday, August 22, 2022.

    When Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway met in the green room of the fabled Village Gate in Greenwich Village, their conversation somehow found its way to race—as it was fated to. Born three days apart; one, a Black man from Philadelphia with root...

  • Bishop Yvette Flunder - Tuesday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

    Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder, a San Francisco native, has served her call through prophetic action and ministry for justice for over thirty years. The call to “blend proclamation, worship, service, and advocacy on behalf of those most marginalized ...

  • Chris Thile

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

    MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer and songwriter Chris Thile has been described by NPR as a “genre-defying musical genius” — he returns to the Institution for his Chautauqua Lecture Series debut with an exploration...

  • Dr. Yolanda Pierce

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

    Dr. Yolanda Pierce is Professor and Dean of the Howard University School of Divinity. She is a scholar of African American religious history, womanist theology, race and religion, and an alumna of Princeton University and Cornell University. P...

  • Bishop Yvette Flunder - Wednesday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

    Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder, a San Francisco native, has served her call through prophetic action and ministry for justice for over thirty years. The call to “blend proclamation, worship, service, and advocacy on behalf of those most marginalize...

  • Scott Avett

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

    One of the lead singers and founding members of the folk-rock band The Avett Brothers, Scott Avett is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and accomplished artist and printmaker who joins the Chautauqua Lecture Series for a conversation that...

  • Laura Limonic

    Premiering at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

    Laura Limonic is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Old Westbury of the State University of New York. Her research is in the area of contemporary immigration to the United States and the integration trajectories of ethnic and...

  • Bishop Yvette Flunder - Thursday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Thursday, August 25, 2022.

    Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder, a San Francisco native, has served her call through prophetic action and ministry for justice for over thirty years. The call to “blend proclamation, worship, service, and advocacy on behalf of those most marginalized...

  • Lama Rod Owens

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Thursday, August 25, 2022.

    Lama Rod Owens is an author, Buddhist minister, activist, yoga instructor, and authorized Lama in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. He is one of the leading American Buddhist voices and teaches regularly online and around the world. Lama ...

  • Bishop Yvette Flunder - Friday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Friday, August 26, 2022.

    Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder, a San Francisco native, has served her call through prophetic action and ministry for justice for over thirty years. The call to “blend proclamation, worship, service, and advocacy on behalf of those most marginalized i...

  • Benjamin Hunter

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday, August 26, 2022.

    Seattle-based polymath Benjamin Hunter is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, creative and cultural advocate, social entrepreneur, producer and educator. In 2021, he was named artistic director at Northwest Folklife, one of the l...

  • Robert P. Jones

    Premiering at 2 p.m. ET Friday, August 26, 2022.

    Robert P. Jones is the CEO and founder of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity, which won the 2021 American Book Award. He is also the author of The End ...