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Exhibitions and Events

GALLERY 1
Come to the Table - CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts)

January 22 - March 5, 2016

Image credit: Tanja Butler, Three Guests at Abraham's Table, 1989, oil on canvas

This traveling exhibition features 35 works of art that celebrate both the rich community found at the table of fellowship, and the privilege of meeting with God at the table of communion. In addition to contemporary works by CIVA members, the exhibition sources historical works by artists such as Albrecht Durer, to more modernist works by artists such as Jasper Johns. From Abraham entertaining angels, to the Christ’s Last Supper with his disciples, to the great Marriage Feast of the Lamb at the end of time, the table is a rich biblical metaphor. Indeed, the promise of Revelation 19 is that human history will culminate around a table where the people of God are all present. God’s Table is a place of welcome, justice, abundance, and worship.

Come to the Table was curated by Sandra Bowden and Cameron Anderson, CIVA’s Executive Director.

Reception

Friday, January 29 - 6pm (Center Art Gallery)
Reception in the West Lobby with refreshments.

Calvin Symposium on Worship

Thursday, January 28 - Saturday, January 30
The Worship Symposium brings many opportunities to discuss art, and the integration of worship. A session on this exhibition will be held on Friday and Saturday at 1:15pm. For information on this and other sessions, please visit the Worship Symposium website or consult the program.

Image credit: Ned Bustard, Take and Eat, 2009, linocut

GALLERY 2
Transitional Dwellings - Sergio Gomez

January 22 - March 5, 2016

Image credit: Sergio Gomez, Tierra, acrylic and canvas on paper

A Chicago-based visual artist, curator and creative entrepreneur with strong ties to the Mexican-American community, Sergio Gomez is interested in the human and universal appeal of the figure. In this solo exhibition he explores our experiences with states of transition in life – spiritual, physical and psychological – often in the face of strife. To learn more about his work, please visit his website.

Image credit: Sergio Gomez, Searching in the Field of Light II, acrylic and canvas on paper

Reception

Friday, January 29 - 6pm (Center Art Gallery)
Reception in the West Lobby with refreshments.

Live Drawing with Sergio Gomez

Friday, March 4
Stop by throughout the day to watch Gomez work on a large-scale drawing outside the Center Art Gallery. Follow this link to see another live drawing performance, and visit the gallery to see this work in person.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Take a look at the upcoming exhibition schedule for 2015-16 season.