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|Issue #35 | October 1, 2003|
Artist of the Month:
of the Month: B.H. Fairchild
Click here to read his poems "The Problem" and "The Deposition" in Image #35
of God: Two Christian Artists from Asia
Northwest College is located in Orange City, Iowa. The exhibit will open Oct. 10 and will run through Nov. 26.
Bitterness and Beauty of Espresso
To book tickets or find out more information on Espresso click here.
For more information, please visit Heartland's website.
Incarnations, a Nancy Jackson retrospective exhibition of woven tapestries and painted icons, will be on display from September 27, 2003 to January 4, 2004 at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum of Decorah, Iowa. Featuring three new tapestries created especially for this exhibit, Incarnations will also include the preliminary drawings, final cartoons and yarn samples that help shape the tapestry process; an intermediate-level gobelin tapestry workshop; and an artist talk. Jackson, known for her Norwegian and Byzantine inspired artwork, uses abstract spatial ideas to metaphorically explore the spiritual. About this approach she says, "Abstraction has been a fruitful visual form in my attempts to embody the sacred in my work. When I have moved into representational imagery occasionally in my career, I have always felt unable to find a voice that leaves enough mystery and open-endedness to resemble the Sacred I know at my core. This is not to say that other artists have not found a path through representation, but this has not been my path. Because I find that the grand Mystery of God is abstract, though felt, it seems fitting that my work should resemble that mystery in its attempts to embody this Mystery."
The Reynolds Gallery at Santa Barbara's Westmont College will present an exhibit entitled Excavating the Image: Biblical Subjects by Wayne Forte. This collection, through which the artist explores the relevance of the Bible as a source for contemporary art, will include over sixteen years' worth of paintings and drawings of biblical subjects ranging from "narratives to liturgical pieces to updated interpretations of old master works." Acutely aware of "the tension between the figure and the paper's containing edge," Forte's work achieves a sense of compressed monumentality that is simultaneously majestic and intimate. His artwork was featured in Image #13 and his essay entitled "Confession and Revision" was also published in issue #38 as part of the "Bringing Home the Work" symposium. About his artistic process Forte says, "I initiate the creation of a painting, but soon the work takes on its own momentum and starts to feed its energy and ideas back to me. The painting guides me. This is what sustains me as an artist. This is what keeps me going. This is my reward."
This exhibit is open
from August 18 to October 18, 2003 with a reception for the artist taking
place on September 6 from 3-5. For more information see the gallery
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Paraclete Fiction Award
The Second Annual
Arts Ministry Conference
This conference, intended for all who appreciate the arts, represents an attempt to extend the creative dimensions of the life of faith and foster the development of ministries in a wide variety of different artistic disciplines. The conference will include worship services that incorporate music, visual arts, dance, poetry, and drama; twenty-eight workshops ranging from arts ministry, to sacred dance to the environment; and speakers from both Roman Catholic and a wide range of Protestant backgrounds. Topics include Father Paul Turner's Church Music: What a Garden Sounds Like; Executive Director and founder of the Cathedral Arts Project, Brother William Woeger on Faith and Art: Cooperating with the Creator; and former president of the North American Academy of Liturgy, Gail Ramshaw's address entitled In the Midst of the Garden: The Tree of Life in the Bible and Christian Tradition. The weekend will also include performances by the Störling Dance Theatre, the Northwestern College Drama Ministries Ensemble, and an art exhibit from Christians in the Visual Arts.
Call for Papers
Speakers include Marilyn Stokstad, Emeritus Professor of Art History, The University of Kansas; Thomas Allen Seel, Author of A Theology of Music For Worship Based on the Book of Revelations; Leland Ryken: Professor of English at Wheaton College; and Michael Bauer, Professor of Organ and Church Music at The University of Kansas.
Paper proposals may be sent to Michael Bauer, 3908 Stetson Drive, Lawrence, KS, 66049. Proposals should include a brief biographical sketch and are due by November 15, 2003. Special consideration will be given to proposals that integrate theological and artistic concerns. For more information, click here or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
and Ginger Henry Geyer Exhibit
2004 Erma Bombeck
Vision VIII Call
on the Conference
Feature: Joy Williams
To learn more about the Image conference or to register online, go to the conference website.
Upon the Timeless:
Annie Dillard writes: "Gregory Wolfe's vision is the animating force behind Image, one of the best journals on the planet. Intruding Upon the Timeless, a collection of his pieces from Image, takes its title from a phrase of Flannery O'Connor. That's apt, because not since O'Connor's Mystery and Manners has there been such bracing insight on the pile-up where art and faith collide. This book will rev your engines and propel you down the same road."
To order Intruding Upon the Timeless at a pre-publication discount of 20% click here. (Offer good until October 1.)
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