The Father and His Two Sons: The Art of Forgiveness

  The Prodigal Son  by Edward Riojas

The Prodigal Son by Edward Riojas


On view July 1 - August 12, 2018.

"But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him."
LUKE 15:20

"For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found."
LUKE 15:24

"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

Images of the Prodigal Son from the Larry & Mary Gerbens Collection. On loan from the collection of Calvin College

For more information about the collection and resources on the Prodigal Son, visit this link


Roadside Jesus

  Photograph by Tim Robertson

Photograph by Tim Robertson


A collaborative American photo project curated by Michael Howard. 

On view October 7 - November 18, 2018 // Deadline to submit: August 1, 2018

 About the project:

"Roadside Jesus is a collaborative photo project within the United States of America. Images of billboards, church signs, bumper stickers, etc. are submitted for the project and curated by Michael Howard. The goal of the project is to see the broad spectrum of signs across America that speak of the Bible, God, Jesus, Heaven, Hell and other American Christian topics. There is no predetermined message behind the project. Part of the beauty of collaborating with photographers across the United States is seeing the varying perspectives on this theme, which will hopefully lead to interesting conversations and a gallery exhibit."

-Michael Howard, curator

How to Submit: 

To submit your work for the Roadside Jesus Photo Project send an email to with the following information:

  • Images should be 1200px on the long side at 72dpi
  • Titles for each image
  • Location of where the image was taken
  • Photographer Name
  • Photographer Website
  • Photographer Instagram Handle
  • Photographer Phone and Email

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