Christian Art Quote #6

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“We would like God’s way to be like our ways, His judgments to be like our judgments. It is hard for us to understand that He lavishly gives enormous talents to people we would consider unworthy, that He chooses His artists with as calm a disregard of surface moral qualifications as He chooses His saints.” Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water P. 26

Christian Art Quote #5

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“…to serve any discipline of art, be it to chip a David out of an unwieldy piece of marble, to take oils and put a clown on canvas, to write a drama about a young man who kills his father and marries his mother and suffers for these actions, to hear a melody and set the notes down for a string quartet, is to affirm meaning, despite all the ambiguities and tragedies and  misunderstanding which surround us. ” Madeleine L’Engle, Walking On Water

C.cada November!

This month C.cada, our church’s artists community took a trip to the Worcester Fine Museum of Fine Arts.

The team of artists who took the journey

C.cada is a community dedicated to helping artists from all genres discover, develop and then deploy their gifts for the benefit of the church and the community.

Our trip this month came on the heals of our annual art show and was a way for us to both kick back and then get some fresh inspiration for the artistic work we will do in 2017.

Charlotte, Amanda and Jean

Aaron and Ray

 

This painting was my favorite of the day. This lady seems to be in the midst of some intense study. I think the book opened and leaning against the wall must be a Bible and she has obviously been writing in her journal. The quill and glasses are pushed aside as she turns to God for a moment in prayer. The skull and hourglass are symbols of her mindfullness that her time is limited but look how much time is left in the glass. This lady knows her earthly pilgrimage is far from done.

What do you think she is praying about?

Christian Art quotes #1

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“Obedience is an unpopular word nowadays, but the artist must be obedient to the work, whether it be a symphony, a painting, or a story for a small child. I believe that each work of art, whether it is a work of great genius or something very small comes to the artists and says, ‘Here I am. Enflesh me. Give birth to me.’ And the artists either says, ‘My soul doth magnify the Lord,’ and willingly becomes the bearer of the work or refuses…” Madeleine L’Engle, Walking On Water p. 10