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Space and Spirit:

artistic interpretations of sacred place

January 5 - 29, 2005

From January 5-29, the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College presents Space & Spirit: Artistic Impressions of Sacred Place, a juried exhibition featuring the work of over 50 different artists from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. The exhibition consists of a wide variety of painting, photography, fiber, printmaking, artist’s books, mixed media, and sculpture, drawn from nearly 350 entries.

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Calvin Seerveld
Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Aesthetics, Institute for Christian Studies
Toronto, Canada

Murray Rae
Lecturer of Systematic Theology, King's College
London, UK

JoAnn VanReeuwyk - Exhibition Curator
Assistant Professor of Art Education, Calvin College
Grand Rapids, USA


If by definition a Sacred Place is where one meets God,
then many questions beg to be asked.

• Does God designate this place or do we?
Do we set the criteria for Sacred Place or is it revealed to us?

•Do we require it to be a place of worship already in existence or is it created when and where two or three are gathered?
If so, can we then experience this space alone?

•If God is everywhere, are all spaces sacred?
How then are they defined?

•How does one move into or experience a Sacred Place?

This juried exhibition is designed to explore and invite artistic impressions of Sacred Place, and is held in conjunction with the 2005
Calvin Symposium on Worship and the Arts.