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Charis: Boundary Crossings (neighbors strangers family friends)

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012 at 8:30AM - Friday, Jul 27, 2012 at 7:30PM

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Exhibition Dates:
Wednesday June 6, 2012–Friday, July 27, 2012

Opening Reception:
Wednesday June 6, 2012 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

Special Events:
Friday, June 29, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Chai, Chocolate & Charis: A Dialogue between Curator Rachel Hostetter Smith and Artists Roger Feldman & Jo-Ann VanReeuwyk

Wednesday July 4, 8:00 to 10:00 pm
Curator's Talk: "Divining the Spirit in Contemporary Art"

Participating Artists:

Roger Feldman (USA), Edgar Talusan Fernandez (Philippines), Daniel Enrique Garcia (USA), Emmanuel Garibay (Philippines), David JP Hooker (USA), Barry Krammes (USA), Timur Indyah Poerwowidagdo (Indonesia), Rondall Reynoso (USA), Wisnu Sasongko (Indonesia), Christopher Segre-Lewis (USA), Erland Sibuea (Indonesia), Ni Ketut Ayu Sri Wardani (Indonesia), Jo-Ann VanReeuwyk (USA), Soichi Watanabe (Japan).

About the Exhibition:

This international travelling exhibition, curated by Rachel Hostetter Smith, features the work of seven Asian and seven North American contemporary artists: from Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, and the United States.

The exhibition is the product of a two-week seminar on Christianity, Contextualization, and the Arts, which took place in Java and Bali in June 2008. The seminar challenged the participants on what it means to be an artist and a Christian in a particular cultural context, and included visits to culturally significant sites, communal worship, and actual studio time creating together and exchanging ideas. The encounter was part of a whole series of faculty development seminars co-sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity at Calvin College. The series aims "to provoke a reorientation of Christian thought in the North Atlantic region toward the concerns of Christians in the global South and East, and to strengthen Christian scholarship in these regions, which are the new heartlands of the faith."

Rachel Hostetter Smith, curator and Charis Project Director, is the Gilkison Professor of Art History at Taylor University. She will be teaching a two-week summer course at Regent College in conjunction with this exhibition. The course, entitled The Interplay of Christianity, Arts, and Culture, runs from June 25 to July 6, 2012.

The work is displayed both in the Lookout Gallery and in the John Richard Allison Library.

Gallery hours: Monday–Friday: 8:30 am–5:00 pm and Saturday: 12:00 pm–4:00 pm.

Contact: For more information, visit the Lookout Gallery page.

Lookout Gallery, Regent College

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