Art show to offer views of life of Christ

June 3, 2014

Rudolph Bostic, Ascension“Seeing the Savior: Images of the Life of Christ,” a traveling exhibit from Christians in the Visual Arts, will be on display in the Bryan library Nov. 20 to Dec. 16.

‘Ascension’ by Rudolph Bostic This collection of 35 pieces of art interpreting aspects of Jesus’ life from the annunciation to His second coming, includes works by 13 artists from diverse backgrounds, said Bonnie-Marie Yager, assistant director of worldview formation. The worldview formation office, in cooperation with art instructor Elaine Davis, is coordinating the exhibit.

“Art helps expand, shape, and enrich our worldview,” Ms. Yager said. “Our hope is that this exhibit will encourage us to explore multiple expressions of the life of Christ especially during the advent season and to encourage creativity within our community.”

Artists included in the exhibit include Laura James from New York with Antiguan heritage, Viera Hlonikova from Slovakia, Sadao Watanabe from Japan, and Rudolph Bostic, an African American Outsider Artist from Georgia.

“The quality and variety of the exhibit coming to Bryan is normally what we would have to travel to Chattanooga, Nashville, or Atlanta to see,” Ms. Davis said. “Instead, the exhibit is coming to us. I am excited about our whole community having the opportunity to have this experience. I hope this will get good conversations started that might not come up otherwise.”

The exhibit will open with a public reception in the library Nov. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m., and will be open through December 16 during regular library hours.