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South African Art Exhibit Co-hosted by Local Seminary and Church

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur and Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta are co-hosting a new exhibit, Between the Shadow and the Light: An Exhibition out of South Africa. The exhibit is on display at both locations now through mid-August. The exhibition features art created by North American and African artists following a joint trip to South Africa co-sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. The stop in Atlanta is part of a multi-year tour across the United States. Continue reading South African Art Exhibit Co-hosted by Local Seminary and Church

The Biblical Art of Sadao Watanabe on Exhibit in the Harrington Center

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary is hosting a new exhibit, Witness to Faith: The Biblical Art of Sadao Watanabe, featuring original works of graphic art by Japan’s foremost Christian artist of the 20th century. The exhibit is on display now through April 25, 2016 in the Harrington Center. The Columbia Seminary campus located at 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA near Atlanta. The event is open to the public. Continue reading The Biblical Art of Sadao Watanabe on Exhibit in the Harrington Center

Jim Crane Cartoons: Retrospective Exhibit Invites Reflection

The Center for Lifelong Learning currently features an exhibit of the thought-provoking, prophetic cartoons of James G. (Jim) Crane. The work featured in “Jim Crane Cartoons: A Retrospective” addresses issues of theology, morality, ethics and spirituality. The show will remain open through August 14.

“How deeply can you probe into the human condition with little line drawings? I want to find out,” says Crane. “I want to explore as much of the richness of being human as the medium will allow.  I want to push the cartoon to what Tillich might call its religious dimensions.” Continue reading Jim Crane Cartoons: Retrospective Exhibit Invites Reflection

Art in Worship: Hear This…

By Lisle Gwynn Garrity (MDiv/MAPT ’15) as part of the latest edition of @thispoint on “New Lenses for the Text”

“Hear this, you that trample on the needy,” is a liturgical art installation designed by Rev. Dr. Ann Laird Jones and executed by artist, Hannah Garrity. Jones and Garrity installed these banners for Sunday morning worship in Anderson Auditorium as part of the 2013 summer worship series at Montreat Conference Center. Collaborating with the guest preacher, Rev. Paul T. Roberts, Sr. (President of Johnson C. Smith Seminary, Atlanta, GA), and a summer worship planning team, Jones and Garrity worked to visually interpret the prophet Amos’ words (Amos 8: 4-6). The banners were intended to illuminate the prophet’s words, Rev. Roberts’ verbal proclamation, and the worship service as a whole. Continue reading Art in Worship: Hear This…

Charlotte Spins the Parables of Jesus

By Chris Ayers (DMin ’97)

To disrupt the social order and communicate the vastness of God’s love for us, Jesus often used parables. Beyond depictions of the life and ministry of Jesus, scenes from the parables are among the most potent images in art and are a continual source of inspiration for artists worldwide.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Wedgewood Church invite you to celebrate the creativity of Charlotte (Metro) artists and poets as they “spin” the parables of Jesus, enabling us to see the world, others, ourselves, and the parables of Jesus from angles heretofore missed or underemphasized. Continue reading Charlotte Spins the Parables of Jesus