Painting the Images Inside of Us

Carmelita Greco Interviews Sister Helen David Brancato Lining the walls of the Gatehouse Gallery on the St. Aloysius Academy grounds in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, is a display of Sr. Helen David Brancato art. Almost no space is left vacant, and she has many more pieces to add to the rotation. On this Saturday afternoon, Brancato… Continue Reading

Making Room

A Christmas Eve Meditation By Cameron J. Anderson I Having completed the 90-mile trip from Nazareth, Joseph and Mary’s approach to Bethlehem must have been stress-filled: Mary was due, at any moment, to give birth to her first child. Of the four Gospel writers, Luke alone offers this brief account: “And she gave birth to… Continue Reading

Making Mercy

By Michelle Arnold Paine Jesus is the face of the Father’s Mercy. –Pope Francis CIVA’s newest traveling exhibit, Faces of Mercy, finds its inspiration in Italy: in Orvieto, with the International Festival of Art and Faith; and also in Rome, with Pope Francis’ declaration of a Jubilee Year of Mercy, outlined in the Bull of… Continue Reading

My New Modern Eyes

By Wayne Adams Review of Modern Art and the Life of A Culture: The Religious Impulses of Modernism Jonathan A. Anderson and William A. Dyrness Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016 374 pages But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. —Matthew 13:16 We see what we look for, by… Continue Reading

Making with Many

By Joanna Miller   I am a firm believer in letting children use power tools and sharp objects. Almost anyone can create something meaningful with new tools and techniques, provided they have the right teacher, and Steve Prince might be the best teacher with whom I have had the pleasure to work. Steve can take… Continue Reading

On Theology and Art

By Christina Valentine Several years ago, I attended a dinner discussion at Fuller Theological Seminary’s Brehm Center in Pasadena, California where artists, theologians, and curators were invited to discuss the intersection of art and theology in culture. This topic of “art and theology,” now a bit of a buzzy catchphrase in some Christian institutions, has… Continue Reading

Hospitality

By Cameron J. Anderson “I need your help,” posted friend Andrew Nemr–an exceptional New York based tap dancer. “Everyone is talking about love these days, but very few people are talking about what it means.” He continued with this question: “How would you define love in a single word?” Almost reflexively, I keyed HOSPITALITY. Hospitality… Continue Reading

Un-Making the Flag

By Christina Carnes Ananias “What brought you here tonight?” Artist Sonya Clark softly asked me this question the other night, as I stepped up to join her in unraveling a confederate flag. Her performance piece, Unraveling, is currently on view at Duke University’s Nasher Museum as part of their exhibition, Southern Accent: Seeking the American… Continue Reading

Making: The Prophets

By Caleb Stoltzfus In August of 2015, I moved to Indianapolis, as Artist in Residence for the year at the The Harrison Center for the Arts, and began oil painting full-time. Knowing many artists who would love to work in their studios full-time, the weight of this opportunity was not lost on me. Every day… Continue Reading

Making a Storybook Bible (Part Two)

Ned Bustard talks with Mark T. Smith Ned: We’ve known each other for more than two decades, but I don’t think we’ve ever talked about “religion.” What did you think when I asked you to make some prints for Revealed: A Bible Storybook for Grown-ups? Mark: Religion is such a thorny topic . . . (pun… Continue Reading