Monday, February 23, 2009

Dialogue: Interaction for Growth

I am busting a** today, trying to finish new work for the D.I.G show. I have two new pieces in progress, and the show opens this Sunday! Here's some info about the show:

We at The Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville are planning a spring art show during
the church season of Lent called The D.I.G.Through Art Show (Dialogue:an Interaction for Growth).
The began in 1998 as an extension of our artists-in-residency program and has explored a
different theme each year during lent. Previous themes have included “Icons and Idols”,“Incarnation
and Risk”,“Human Sacrifice” and others.
Lent is the church season of 40 days (not including feast days) before Easter.Lent begins on
Ash Wednesday,Feb.25th and ends on Easter Sunday,April 12th. It is symbolic of both the 40 years of
Israel’s wandering in the desert and the 40 days Jesus spent fasting and being tempted in the wild. We
feel this is an appropriate season to invite artists from our community to join us in wrestling with the
challenges of our faith. We are asking you to participate by submitting a piece of your art.
This year’s theme is “Embodiment”. Alongside the art show,the church will be hosting a film
series on the same theme with a light meal provided before and opportunities for discussion after
each film.
There will be a preview opening at NOON after our 11:00 AM worship on Sunday,March 1st
2009. The grand opening reception and presentation of the purchase award will be on Saturday,
March 7th 2009 from 6:00-9:00 PM and will coincide with the 1st Saturday Gallery Crawl and the church’s monthly Art-Luck Potluck dinner and art reception.

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