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Gallery Talk: The Art of Forgiveness


Join us in the gallery with collectors Larry and Mary Gerbens in discussion with Pastor Clif Roth on themes of forgiveness and the role of images in spiritual formation. Plus, a brief performance by Sam Yong.

"The parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the most powerful and evocative stories Jesus told. Its universal themes of greed and regret, arrogance and repentance, sin and redemption, jealousy and acceptance, and most importantly, compassionate forgiveness resonate richly with each retelling.

This parable has inspired the work of artists throughout the centuries. In many times and places and using many methods and media, artists have sought to visualize this story. Yet despite the differences in their work, the message of the Father's love remains constant."

— Larry and Mary Gerbens