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Charis Bio - Timur Indyah Poerwowidagdo


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Timur Indyah Poerwowidagdo earned her B.A. degree in Art Education from Diponegoro State University in Semarang, Java in Indonesia  in 1964. She received her doctorandus degree also in Art Education from Yogyakarta State University in 1981. She served as a member of the Board of the Asian Christian Art Association (ACAA) from 1985 until 1990. She is both a member of the ACAA and Yogyakarta’s Artists Association in Indonesia. After completing her B.A. she taught art as well as architectural drawing in high school in Papua. When Poerwowidagdo moved to Yogyakarta, she gave lectures in art history and art appreciation at Yogyakarta State University where she had studied, as well as at Sarjana Wiyata University and Duta Wacana Christian University in Yogyakarta. Her work has been shown in both a solo sculpture exhibition and group art shows in Yogyakarta. One of her sculptures is in the collection of the Adam Malik Museum in Jakarta. In 1990 she retired from lecturing to join her husband in Geneva, Switzerland where he worked for the World Council of Churches. There she continued to teach art and painting to the members of The United Nation Women Guild. Her sketches, sculpture, and articles were published in the Asian Christian Art Association’s magazine Image. Currently she lives in Yogyakarta with her husband.


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Exhibition Schedule
CHARIS at the International Forum for Christian Higher Education on Critical Breakthrough
in Atlanta, Georgia
February 24-26, 2010
This conference of 1200 leaders in Christian Higher Education includes a session with CHARIS artists, a media presentation of the exhibit and onsite presentation of a portion of the artwork followed by a lunch reception at Columbia Theological Seminary in nearby Decatur to view the rest of the CHARIS exhibit.

CHARIS at Columbia Theological Seminary
in Decatur, Georgia
January 20-August 7, 2010

CHARIS is featured in the Spring 2010 Issue of Image and SEEN.

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CHARIS featured in Mosaic Newsletter

The Charis exhibit was featured in the most recent issue of MOSAIC, a newsletter put out by StoneWorks to connect creative culture makers around the world. Click here to read the four page article (in .pdf format).