Southridge Community (MB) Church, St. Catharines, Ont., nourishes body and soul at homeless shelter.
Faye Hall used her art to “pay it forward.” She describes the chain reaction creative collaboration she contributed to when she painted a picture based on a photograph of a poet whose sonnets inspired her boss to use them as lyrics on his CD project.
When the B.C. government slashed arts funding several years ago, a group of Christian artists in Delta, B.C., saw “an incredible opportunity to serve our community as well as use the gifts God has given us,” says Imagine That coordinator and instructor Janet Priebe. “We wanted to see more arts programs in our community, and felt called to jump in and do it.”
First-year student Candace Bighead was often seen around campus doodling in a notebook at Bethany College, Hepburn, Sask., during the school year. But, the 200 hours the Prince Albert, Sask., woman poured onto these pages weren’t a distraction from homework – the illustrated notebook was the major assignment for her Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels course.
Goya: The Disasters of War and Los CaprichosPeace symposium by MCC and The Reach Gallery MuseumGoya: The Disasters of War and Los Caprichos, organized and circulated by the National Gallery of Canada, ran Jan. 26–Mar. 25 at The Reach. Columbia Bible College students Erin Martens and Justin Koop reflected on the exhibit as an artist and theology student, respectively.
The premise of “Indescribable” is attention-grabbing right from the start: murder. At the centre of this art show are two stories of murder. Five artists have worked to make sense of the senseless, exploring feelings and memories related to personal tragedy in this exhibit at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery in Winnipeg.
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Historical Attitudes That Have Shaped the Church’s use of the ArtsAuthor: Matthew R.S. Todd Fifty years ago, Dorothy Sayers lamented, “The Church as a body has never made up her mind about the Arts…[and] has seldom made any consistent attempt to relate their aesthetic to the central Christian dogmas.” Strong words, and likely a fair critique. However, within the last 15 years we have witnessed a growing interest and new vitality around the relationship between Christian theology and the arts.