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Covering Crux

Wednesday, May 2 at 8:30pm - Friday, Jun 1 at 7:30pm
Crux

Dates:
Wednesday May 2, 2012–Friday, June 1, 2012

Opening Reception:
Wednesday May 2, 2012 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

Watch a video interview with the curator, Dal Schindell.

This exhibition featured all of the editions of Crux since Regent College took over publication of the journal in 1979. Crux, a journal of Christian thought and opinion published by Regent College, seeks to expound the basic tenets of the Christian faith and to demonstrate that Christian truth is relevant to the whole of life.

Crux had previously been published by a group of University of Toronto-based faculty, starting in 1962. When Regent took it over, we received their back issues and their debt. An editorial committee composed of faculty was put together under James M. Houston as editor, with Carl Armerding and Klaus Bockmuehl as associate editors, Ward Gasque as managing editor, Linda Mercadante as copy editor, and Dal Schindell as art editor. Dr. Bockmuehl had clear ideas about what Crux should look like. He wanted a size that was unusual so that it would stand out on a bookshelf. He also wanted the covers to include art, whether historical or contemporary. The usual look of academic journals—brownish cover with some words in black—was not for us. He wanted Crux to be different. Dal Schindell began on the editorial committee as an alumni representative. By the summer of 1979, he was on staff at the College as Director of Publications. He became the designer, art director, and sometimes artist for all the Crux covers to the present day.

On the desk outside the gallery doors, there is a form on which you can indicate your favourite cover. Please take part in this "vote."

Location
Lookout Gallery, Regent College