Alive: A Juried Art Exhibit Opening Easter Day
       
     
Responding to Violence and the Gun
       
     
Saints by Leandro Lozada
       
     
Emmaus Road by Craig Hawkins
       
     
Sola Scriptura
       
     
Art by Daniel Graham and Darrell Kincer
       
     
Mosaic Body
       
     
Prints by Steve Prince and Steve Halla
       
     
In the Silence of the Night Sky by Emil Handke
       
     
House Hunting by Laura Wennstrom
       
     
Turning Pages in the Day by Katherine Miller
       
     
Shelby Park Dreams by Tim Robertson
       
     
DANGLING CARROTS: Paintings by Wayne Adams, Cameron Anderson,  Brittany Jennings, and Matthew Linden King
       
     
LIGHT IN LYON by Majestart and Michael Winters
       
     
SACRED STORIES by Barry Motes
       
     
Alive: A Juried Art Exhibit Opening Easter Day
       
     
Alive: A Juried Art Exhibit Opening Easter Day

Art by Wayne Adams, Stefani Allegretti, Matt Ballou, Ben Cowan, Gary Denmon Jr., Carl Dunson, Amy Galloway, Vincent Hawley, Brandon Hochhalter, Tessa Janes, Jayashree Jayapaul, Karah Lain, Holly Leonard, Leandro Lozada, Hal Moran, Elissa Morley, Barry Motes, Tim Robertson, Sintique Rodriguez, Rebecca Shewmaker, Jessica Taylor, Josh Tyson, Mandy Cano Villalobos, Ann Williams, and Curtis Wilks

Easter Sunday, April 16 - May 28, 2017

Opening Easter Sunday, the show invited artists to submit work that explored the theme "Alive." Final artwork was selected by juror Cameron Anderson, Executive Director of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA).

Responding to Violence and the Gun
       
     
Responding to Violence and the Gun

Image: Paintings by Jaylin Stewart

Art by Jaylin Stewart, Natalie Baxter, Matthew Whitney, and Kari Wehrs

February 19 - April 9, 2017

During 2016, in our small neighborhood of Shelby Park, 6 people died as a result of gun violence. Across the city in 2016, Louisville experienced more homicides than any other year on record. And across the U.S. in 2016 there were a total of 15,010 deaths from gunshots.

In this exhibit, artists have responded to violence and the gun with a variety of approaches.

Saints by Leandro Lozada
       
     
Saints by Leandro Lozada

Image: "Saint Sydney"

February 19 - April 9, 2017

In his artist statement, Leandro writes:

"I've asked our church community to trust God and each other in a very tangible way: by sharing with me some of the most difficult aspects of their life and as they do so, to allow me to photograph them. 

These stories and portraits are a display of trust; they are able to share in such a way because they trust to be loved and known by God and by others. But they are also an invitation to trust; to trust God and others with your whole self, not just with a polished version of yourself."

See more of Leandro's work at www.facebook.com/mightysaints1.

Emmaus Road by Craig Hawkins
       
     
Emmaus Road by Craig Hawkins

Image: "Feeding the 5000" 

December 24 - February 12, 2017

"The Emmaus road series is a year long collaboration between Ken Webb, the pastor of Christ's Fellowship Church (Valdosta, Georgia), me, and the one in whom we place our faith and hope, the God of all creation. Through the act of drawing, one drawing per week for forty-four weeks, I have sought to bring a form of visual communication that would buttress the pastors heart felt intentions as he delivers a sermon every Sunday morning. I am invited to give a quick artist statement for each piece at the conclusion of each Sunday morning service to summarize my thoughts and intentions for each creation. Each drawing is created live in tandem with the delivery of the sermon, approximately 45 minutes." 

See more of Craig's work at craighawkinsart.com.

Sola Scriptura
       
     
Sola Scriptura

Biblical Text and Art Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther

November 20 - December 18, 2016

Christendom will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Sola Scriptura: Biblical Text and Art is a visual testimony of how the Scriptures have compelled artists who cherish the Bible to incorporate its text into their art. The exhibition is comprised of three sections: Translating the Bible, Illuminating the Bible and Picturing the Bible.  This is a touring exhibit on loan from Bowden Collections.

Art by Daniel Graham and Darrell Kincer
       
     
Art by Daniel Graham and Darrell Kincer

Image left: by Daniel Graham / Image right: Darrell Kincer

October 16 - November 13, 2016

Darrell Kincer’s Unforeseen Visions series is made of photograms - unique darkroom photographs made by exposing light-sensitive paper without the use of any lens or negative.  The florals of his images are placed directly on the paper and exposed to light.  After creating the image, Darrell then uses chemistry to lift the photographic emulsion off the paper and then manipulates it by hand, creating painterly effects.

Daniel Graham’s work intentionally wanders from traditional printmaking to furniture and everything in between including performance and installation, and kinetic sculpture. Here we show some of his two dimensional artworks.

Mosaic Body
       
     
Mosaic Body

Image left: by Tyler Butcher / Image right: by Jeremy Botts

Art by Jeremy Botts, Tyler Butcher, Don Clark + Luke Stockdale, Sarah Hall, Brandon Hochhalter, Tracy Pennington, Mandy Cano Villalobos and Michael Winters

August 21 - October 2, 2016

The theme for this group show is mosaic, an art form distinct in its harmonized patterns of fractured stone or glass. While most of these pieces are not actual mosaics, they reference the visual and thematic possibilities of mosaic in their process, composition, and message. The poignancy of mosaics resides in their being composed of what was previously broken and disparate; as such, the focus on this theme offers the opportunity to explore such concepts as dissonance and harmony, dispersion and reunion within individuals, families, the church, and the world.

Sin dislocates our identity as God’s image-bearers, resulting in personal and structural disunity. And yet, it’s less common to recognize that there’s also pain involved with healing, with the interaction of two or more broken people or institutions seeking resolution, unity, and rebuilding. The art in Sojourn’s Mosaic Body Exhibit explores the various ways that pain and alienation are experienced as the precursors to ultimate reunion.

Prints by Steve Prince and Steve Halla
       
     
Prints by Steve Prince and Steve Halla

Image left: by Steve Halla / Image right: by Steve Prince

June 26 - August 14, 2016

In this exhibit we share wood block prints by two Steves - Steve Halla and Steve Prince.  

Steve Prince's prints from the series Old Testament explore the emotional terrain of couples carving out a space in a contested world, attempting to maintain a covenantal love within the context of the complications of home.  The linoleum cut prints in this series reflect various themes derived from the Old Testament placed in a contemporary framework.

Steve Halla's meticulously made prints explore the meaning of place to personal history.  His wood blocks are made with simple hand tools, but achieve a photographic quality reminiscent of black and white half-tone printing.

In the Silence of the Night Sky by Emil Handke
       
     
In the Silence of the Night Sky by Emil Handke

May 1 - June 19, 2016

Meet the Artist Sunday May 15, 4:30-6p.m. with an artist talk at 5:00 p.m. (15 minutes)


"...tenderness depends on how little the world touches you."
                                                                        -Ocean Vuong


As a child, I would often sleep with the TV on so that when I woke I wasn't startled by darkness. I could see the room, make sure I was alone. The fuzzy faces on the screen provided some strange comfort. What I experienced at night put everyone in shadow and I questioned the intent of those I encountered. A child is at the mercy of what surrounds them.
How does a child cope with a world they feel is inherently unsafe? How does it form who they become?

See more of Emil's work at emilhandke.com/.

House Hunting by Laura Wennstrom
       
     
House Hunting by Laura Wennstrom

March-April 2016

Laura Wennstrom’s exhibition of fabric sculptures utilizing secondhand household textiles examines the complex nature of decorating decisions, being a neighbor, gentrification, and neighborhood crime statistics.

See more of Laura's work at http://laurawennstrom.com.

Turning Pages in the Day by Katherine Miller
       
     
Turning Pages in the Day by Katherine Miller

January - February 2016

"Because of the deep importance of spirituality in my worldview, I often feel inadequate to verbally communicate its nuance and range of meanings. Acting as a facilitator, my book-related work is a personal creative means of entering into the subject of spirituality. The long history of books as elements in ritual and religious practice makes them an ideal form for investigations of spirituality. In my recent work, handprinted, handbound books act as conduits, providing the viewer with a familiar form through which to encounter or consider the spiritual. The unique context of each viewer’s personal histories and spiritual experiences allows for varied individual experiences of the work." 

See more of Katherine Miller's work at katherine-miller.com.

Shelby Park Dreams by Tim Robertson
       
     
Shelby Park Dreams by Tim Robertson

October - December 2015

Tim Robertson’s exhibit Shelby Park Dreams started with Tim’s desire to get to know his new neighborhood.  After moving to Louisville from Cambodia in late 2014, Tim began walking around Shelby Park making pictures and asking people he met to share a dream they’d had.  By asking neighborhood residents about their dreams, he hoped he could recognize themes and look for related content in the waking world.  Tim took those conversations as inspiration for making the photographs and mixed media artworks found in this exhibit.  

See more of Tim's work online at timothyirobertson.com

DANGLING CARROTS: Paintings by Wayne Adams, Cameron Anderson,  Brittany Jennings, and Matthew Linden King
       
     
DANGLING CARROTS: Paintings by Wayne Adams, Cameron Anderson, Brittany Jennings, and Matthew Linden King

July - September 2015

“Meaning is a bit of a dangling carrot for me,” answered Matthew Linden King in response to a question about the meaning of his abstract paintings.  

Dangling Carrots is an exhibit of abstract paintings made by four artists who identify themselves as Christians. Many Christians making visual art today choose to make work abstractly, without recognizable imagery or symbols. Why is this?

The four artists in this exhibit choose to make work abstractly for reasons unique to their own purposes. Brittany Jennings says painting abstractly “feels like home.” Matthew Linden King writes “I ventured into abstraction to see if I could develop a voice in it.”  Wayne Adams says working abstractly “allows me to get at an idea in an indirect way that often speaks more directly to it than I could by talking through the issue out loud.”

See more of Wayne's and Matthew's work at wayneadamsstudio.com and artbymattking.com

LIGHT IN LYON by Majestart and Michael Winters
       
     
LIGHT IN LYON by Majestart and Michael Winters

May - July 2015

LIGHT IN LYON draws attention to Christians making art in Lyon, France. The exhibit is composed of two distinct projects.

THE GUIDING PRINCIPLE by Majestart
“The Guiding Principle: A God who seeks to meet man” is a new set of prints by the French artist collective Majestart.  The artists of Majestart made a series of posters related to the major movements of biblical history.  Taken in together with the descriptive title cards provided by Majestart, the posters express the group’s belief that the Bible “addresses the major existential questions in a relevant way for today.”

Majestart is an artist collective of over 20 member artists based in Lyon, France. Their commonly held Christian faith and street art aesthetic unites them as a group. Together, they create street art projects and gallery exhibits across Europe.  Learn more about Majestart at majestart.com.

QUE LA LUMIÈRE SOIT (Let there be Light) by Michael Winters
“Let there be light” is the first quote found in the Bible.  It’s what God says to usher in the creation of the universe.  In French, the phrase is often translated “Que la lumière soit.”  Michael Winters used block letters to write this phrase across a map of Lyon and then in December 2014, he visited Sojourn Church members living there.  During the day, Michael walked the streets systematically locating the numbered squares he’d placed over a city map.  A photograph was made in each of the numbered locations. By selecting locations for picture making this way, the photos depict side streets a tourist would not usually visit, giving a broad impression of the place and revealing subtle differences between the physical makeup of Lyon and the photographer’s native Louisville, KY. The photos will be displayed according to their mapped locations, creating a photographic map of the area.

Michael Winters is the director of Sojourn Arts & Culture. You can view more of his photographs at michaelwintersart.blogspot.com.

SACRED STORIES by Barry Motes
       
     
SACRED STORIES by Barry Motes

March - April 2015

"Through my work I attempt to use my God-given abilities to express my faith and point people to Christ.

It also helps my understanding of Bible stories by re-imagining them with my friends, family and students as the main characters. I paint them in contemporary settings with surrealistic elements to accentuate the mystery of God’s interaction with His creation.

By using traditional painting techniques, I strive to create believable images with symbolic meaning and psychological resonance."

– Barry Motes, Professor of Art at Jefferson Community &  Technical College in Louisville

See more of Barry's work at jbmotesart.com.