Tag Archives: ART INSTRUCTION

ART AND FAITH 1

Art and Faith 1 I’m currently thinking about Art and Faith because of a class I will soon be teaching at Wesley Theological Seminary, and new work I will create as an Artist in Residence while living on the campus of a seminary. My faith and its mystery are a part of everything in my life, from my interactions with… (more…)

THE CALL by Mary Padgelek

The Call By Mary Padgelek In the movie, “Simon Burch”, Joe, the young protagonist, says: “You’re never prepared for the moment that changes your life.” I know how true that is. A chance encounter in a university library in 1993 changed my life in ways I never could have foreseen or believed. I was drawn into the life of a… (more…)

REVIEW OF “HANDS OF THE SPIRIT” by the Red and Black Newspaper

Musical tells artist’s tale passionately PLAY REVIEW By BLAKE DANIEL Published , October 18, 2004, 06:00:01 AM EDT At one point in “Hands of the Spirit,” a character describes the lead character’s paintings, saying, “There’s a purity and a passion that comes from his believing.” “HANDS OF THE SPIRIT” When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Sunday Where: Lyndon House Art Center,… (more…)

CONDITIONS FAVORABLE TO ART

“There is no such thing beneath the heavens as conditions favorable to art. Art must crash though or perish.” Sylvia Ashton-Warner

ART LOST ITS CREATIVE DRIVE

“Art lost its basic creative drive the moment it was separated from worship.” Igmar Bergman

PREACHING AND THE ARTS an interview with Wesley Theological Seminary’s Catherine Kapikian

The day after she graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary in 1979 with a Master’s degree in Theological Studies, Catherine Kapikian “marched into the dean’s office” and proposed the establishment of an artist-in-residence at the seminary. J. Phillip Wogaman, then dean, and President Jack Knight responded to her thesis that without the arts, “theological education was truncated,” by assigning a modest… (more…)

BELIEVING IN YOUR WORK

We must learn to critique our own work, and part of our critique process is to identify what we like about what we do. There are two practical reasons why this is important. We have to inspire ourselves to put time into our art. To get good takes practice and effort. I’ve found it’s much easier to put in the… (more…)

POSSESSING THE PROMISE by Mary Padgett

Scripture: Deuteronomy 1:7 & 8 “You have dwelt long enough in this mountain … go and possess the land.” God had made a promise to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and to their children after them that He would give them the Promised Land. Moses now speaks to the people and commands them to go forward and possess the land that God… (more…)

PAINTED WORD EXPLANATION

I began this series in the 1980s and it sprung up from my newly revitalized faith and my need to express this in my work. As I dug into the often inexpressible truths, I sought a vocabulary of visual expression. “Genesis” was the first painting and I began my painting journey with the first book of the Bible.

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