Denise Weyhrich on Trust, Churches, and How Installation Art Can Minister

Denise Kufus Weyhrich and Cindi Zech Rhodes founded SEEDS Fine Art Exhibits to create conversations between artists and viewers. They know from experience that churches and artists, whether Christian or not, dont always trust each other.

Denise Kufus Weyhrich and Cindi Zech Rhodes founded SEEDS Fine Art Exhibits to create conversations between artists and viewers. They know from experience that churches and artists, whether Christian or not, don’t always trust each other.

Weyrich is an artist, curator, and educator in Orange, California. She taught graphic design at California State University-Long Beach and Chapman University until her retirement in 2004. She grew up Baptist and is now Lutheran.

Weyhrich gave the following interview in November 2012 while installing her work “Beacon” in the Calvin College library lobby in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In it she explains how churches can build trust with artists and how installation art can minister.

SEEDS curated an exhibit called “The Last Word” for the November 2012 Preaching in a Visual Age conference held at Ecclesia Hollywood church in Hollywood, California. Watch conference videos online.

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