Making Portraits in Galesburg

An Interview with John Bakker CIVA: How long have you been at Trinity Christian College? JOHN: I came to Trinity on the southern edge of Chicago when there were still pterodactyls nesting in the creek that runs through campus. It made for interesting drawings, but the students kept getting carried off, and I had to… Continue Reading

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Making: An Introduction

By Cameron J. Anderson In the biblical narrative the first thing that we learn about God is that he is the Creator: In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the… Continue Reading

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Emanuel Nine Tribute

Catherine Prescott talks to Kate Austin about the Emanuel Nine Tribute portrait project. On June 17, 2015 at Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, South Carolina, nine lives were brutally taken. In collaboration with Principle Gallery of Charleston, nine noted artists seek to combat cruelty, falsehood, and hatred with beauty, truth, and unity. On May 29, 2016, portraits of… Continue Reading

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Student Work

By Cameron J. Anderson Last week I visited George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. It was a splendid day—the campus lawns lush green, trees leafing out in pastel shades, and flowers and shrubs blooming all around. Mark Terry, Chairperson of the Art and Design Department, assured that it would be a busy time, and it… Continue Reading

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Bono and Eugene Peterson | The Psalms

A wonderful new film has released today from Fuller Studio. This short film documents the friendship between Bono (lead musician of the band U2) and Eugene Peterson (author of contemporary-language Bible translation The Message) revolving around their common interest in the Psalms. Based on interviews conducted by Fuller Seminary faculty member David Taylor and produced… Continue Reading

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Art for Holy Week

Art For Holy Week is an eight-day video series, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, exploring depictions of Christ’s Passion in the graphic work of Albrecht Dürer. The daily meditations are written and narrated by James Romaine. The Palm Sunday video is below, and you’ll find the daily videos for the rest of the week here:… Continue Reading

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Forty Days | Forty Sacraments

An interview by Cameron Anderson with artist Kari Dunham CIVA: Kari, you and I are Facebook friends (friends in real life, too) and so I have been watching you post images of paintings on Facebook throughout the Lenten season. Please tell the CIVA community how this project got started? Kari: I find myself in a… Continue Reading

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March 5 Redux

By Cameron Anderson Nearly 600 people engaged in vital conversations about art and faith on the weekend of March 4-5, 2016, at one of three conferences hosted by CIVA member organizations in Pasadena and La Mirada, California and Charlotte, North Carolina. We asked event leaders and speakers Allison Luce, Bruce Herman, Jonathan Anderson, Makoto Fujimura,… Continue Reading

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Who Do You Know?

By Barry Sherbeck It is often said that “who we know matters more than what we know.” In fact, knowledge alone is incomplete apart from relationships. Fortunately, knowledge and relationships are not mutually exclusive. Far from it, some of the most important things I’ve come to know have been gleaned from others, often after years… Continue Reading

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Lumen Christi: Easter Encounters with Art

This April 5-9, 2016, Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality invites you to an experience of contemplation and creativity in an atmosphere of monastic hospitality and peace. Artists and those who love art are welcome to a retreat, Lumen Christi; An Easter Encounter with Art at the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical monastery on Cape Cod, MA. This art and… Continue Reading

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