Generous Conversations, Lasting Relationships (video)

CIVA Board Members Karen Brummond and Kevin Hamilton discuss what attracts them about CIVA: generous conversations, heterogeneous perspectives, and lasting relationships with others. Share this with your friends and followers.

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Sourcebook Featured Artist – March

Sourcebook Featured Artist – March

Patrick Luber is the featured artist this month from the CIVA Sourcebook Juried Competition. Title: I Can See Your Breath (2012) Media: wood, aluminum beverage cans, brass nails, safety glass, laser cut steel, paint Dimensions: 28″ x 15″ x 7″ This work is a wall relief sculpture / cabinet with hinged doors that take theContinue Reading

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Digitization of the Christian Imagination Conference

Digitization of the Christian Imagination Conference

CIVA | Christians in the Visual Arts and Biola University’s Center for Christianity, Culture & The Arts are hosting the 10th Annual Biola Arts Symposium on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The Digitization of the Christian Imagination: Exploring the challenges and opportunities of digital technology on the imaginative life of the Christian artist. Featured presenters include: new-media artist, JoshuaContinue Reading

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CIVA’s 35th Anniversary Sourcebook Exhibit – Curator’s Essay

CIVA’s 35th Anniversary Sourcebook Exhibit – Curator’s Essay

by Chris Anderson Artist Dennis Oppenheim once designed an installation of mechanized sculpture that began to overheat in a New York gallery. The work generated so much fire, smoke, and noise that everyone was driven out of the exhibition and into the street before the fire trucks arrived. It was the hottest opening of theContinue Reading

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Sourcebook Featured Artist – February

Sourcebook Featured Artist – February

Veda Rives and Meda Rives Title: Book Environ Georgetown: Artists’ Books as Shelter, Escape, Epiphany Shaping Our Space, Our Thoughts, and Our Aspirations Media: Artists’ Book, Handmade paper, Installation Size: 20 x 58 x 24 feet Website: mirrorimagepress.com Veda M. Rives and Meda R. Rives are artists and identical twin sisters who established Mirror Image PressContinue Reading

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Announcing the Between Two Worlds Conference

Announcing the Between Two Worlds Conference

Details about the conference available at civa.org/conf. Register here for the conference by March 26 for discounted entry. A few months ago I emailed some of the smartest visual artists I know and asked them the question: How do you define contemporary art? Their answers and the exchanges which ensued were extraordinarily spirited, wide-ranging and farContinue Reading

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CIVA Pastors

Pastors Brian Moss and W. David O. Taylor serve on the CIVA Board of Directors because they believe in leading the church and artists into right relationship. In this video they discuss why bridging the worlds of Art and the Church is so important to pastors. Read more about CIVA’s Between Two Worlds Conference (June 2015) about Contemporary Art andContinue Reading

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Culture Care by Makoto Fujimura (Review)

A book review by Ned Bustard. Culture Care is available in the CIVA Store. I abhor Brussel sprouts. But if you accused me of being “sprouts-phobic” or “anti-sprouts,” I’d probably serve myself a second helping. Like most people, I don’t want to be “anti” or “phobic” anything. I often tell my children that it isContinue Reading

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Art Commission for the Fuller Forum

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Fuller Forum Art Commission: Request For Qualifications Fuller Theological Seminary in partnership with the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts is seeking to select an artist to create an original piece of art in response to Fuller Theological Seminary’s annual spring conference, the Fuller Forum. The artist is to create aContinue Reading

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Contemplating The Light of the World

Contemplating The Light of the World

  Recently on display in the gallery of the villa Via Sacra in Barga, Italy is the work of two artists whose contemplation of the sacred is expressed in abstraction. The exhibit, Luce del Mondo, The Light of the World, presents the recent work of Florentine artist, Filippo Rossi and Kansas City born painter, SusanContinue Reading

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