Visual Arts

Trading Text for Visuals: Poets As Visual Artists

Earlier this month, we looked at artists’ paintings of poets, discovering homages both photo-realist and illustrative of poetic styles. Our visual-arts celebration of National Poetry Month continues with poets as artists. William Blake is the first poet who comes to mind when we’re talking...
April 23rd, 2013 | Arts, Visual Arts | Read More

Paintings in Praise of Poets

Paintings in Praise of Poets
Throughout history, poets and painters have been hanging out together at coffee shops, bars, and salons. More than just admiring each other and relating as starving artists, they have influenced each other to experiment with new styles. Not surprisingly, poets have ended up as popular subject matter...
April 9th, 2013 | Visual Arts | Read More

A Time to Weep

A Time to Weep
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: . . . A time to weep.” ~ Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 4 From the article Mary Statue Weeps Blood on Patheos
April 2nd, 2013 | Visual Arts | Read More

A Time to Tear Down

A Time to Tear Down
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: . . . A time to tear down.” ~ Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 3 Jericho: The Promise Fulfilled (Shatterpoint Entertainment); picture via Flickr
March 5th, 2013 | Visual Arts | Read More

A Time to Plant and a Time to Uproot

A Time to Plant and a Time to Uproot
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: … a time to plant and a time to uproot” ~ Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2 “Farmers Planting Potatoes” by Vincent van Gogh, 1884
February 5th, 2013 | Visual Arts | Read More

A Time to Be Born

A Time to Be Born
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born” ~ Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2   Master of Vyšší Brod, 1350 “The Nativity Painting” by Lorenzo Costa, 1490 “Nativity at Night” by Geergen tot Sint Jans, 1490   “Adoration...
January 29th, 2013 | Visual Arts | Read More

How to Start an Arts Ministry in Your Church

How to Start an Arts Ministry in Your Church
By J. Scott McElroy and Jessie Nilo The ceiling of the Florence Baptistry in Italy. Dating from 1225, it tells stories from the bible and has impacted millions of people over hundreds of years, including many Renaissance artists. Hundreds of years ago, local churches were, in many ways, centers for experiencing beauty,...
January 15th, 2013 | Visual Arts | Read More

Art to See Across the Country This New Year

Art to See Across the Country This New Year
With a new year comes fresh installations of art across the country and resolutions to figure more cultural experiences into our daily lives. Here’s a roundup of exhibits, some that opened last year and are still on view and others that will open in the upcoming winter months, that will not only inspire...
January 8th, 2013 | Visual Arts | Read More

7 Minutes in Heaven with Dmitry Borshch

7 Minutes in Heaven with Dmitry Borshch
[image by Dmitry Borshch] Dmitry Borshch is a Brooklyn-based artist who was recently awarded the National Arts Club award for graphics. Originally from the USSR, Borshch says he is inspired by Christianity. His art refuses to be tied down into a single genre. Rather, some are abstract pieces...
November 26th, 2012 | Arts, Visual Arts | Read More

Arts Picks

Arts Picks
Take a look through my hand-picked catalog of prints. Each print is sold on Etsy and supports various artists and/or their causes. To purchase, just click on the image.        
November 23rd, 2012 | Visual Arts | Read More