Creating and Making – The Interplay

By Jeff Yourison Creating and making, while apparently similar, nevertheless remain distinct. The interplay between the two, however, proves fascinating. One might think of creating as the larger, envisioning concept, and making as a means toward the realization of that creative idea. God is the original Creator. Being the great “I AM,” God’s big idea… Continue Reading

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Vanitas for our Age

By Lauren Tilden An unexpected melding of two worlds struck a dissonant chord which resonated across the internet recently when Kanye West revealed his video “Famous,” inspired by artist Vincent Desiderio’s “Sleep.” For those in the world of fine arts, it might have produced a disgruntled sigh to think it would take West to make Desiderio… Continue Reading

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Martinez is Missing

Karen J. Sangren Upon opening my university emails, I read the chilling words, “Ben Martinez* is missing. He has not been heard from in four days. His disappearance has been reported to the San Diego Police Department.” My heart sank. I confirmed his name on my recent class rosters and then began to pray for… Continue Reading

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Making a Storybook Bible

Ned Bustard talks with Tanja Butler Ned: Tanja, you and I have worked together on a couple of projects over the years and I love your work, and so it was a given for me that you would be part of Revealed: A Bible Storybook for Grown-ups. What was your favorite aspect of participating in… Continue Reading

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Making Critique

By Wayne Adams on FIREWALL Internet Café NYC by Joyce Yu-Jean Lee Critical art is an art that aims to produce a new perception of the world, and therefore to create a commitment to its transformation. —Jacques Rancière Lately I’ve been considering a few questions related to the theme of CIVA’s 2017 biennial conference theme, Making,… Continue Reading

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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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