Art and Exhibits

Symposium on Worship  -  January 28–30, 2016  -  Grand Rapids, MI, USA

The Calvin Symposium on Worship is grateful for the generous participation of the Calvin Center Art Gallery and conference exhibitors who provide recommended resources from presenters as well as a wide range of publications and materials that enable thoughtful worship planning and leading.

Come to the Table exhibit (Bostic, Devine, Bohlig)

Come to the Table

Come to the Table, a traveling exhibit by Christians In the Visual Arts (CIVA), features 35 carefully selected works including everything from historical pieces by Albrecht Durer, to modernist work by Jasper Johns and Sadao Watanabe, to fresh contemporary pieces created by CIVA member artists.

This exhibit, executed in a variety of media, celebrates both the rich community gathered at the Table of Fellowship and the privilege of meeting with God at the Table of Communion. From Abraham entertaining angels, to the Christ’s Last Supper with his disciples, to the great Marriage Feast of the Lamb at the end of time, the table is a rich biblical metaphor. Indeed, the promise of Revelation 19 is that human history will culminate around a table where the people of God are all present. God’s Table is a place of welcome, justice, abundance, and worship.

Also see workshop B26: "Come to God's Table”: A Philosopher's Reflections on Visual Depictions of Hospitality, Justice, Hope, and the Lord's Supper, by Nicholas Wolterstorff.

Located in the Center Art Gallery
Covenant Fine Arts Center first level, gallery 1

TierraTransitional Dwellings

This exhibit highlights work by Sergio Gomez, a Mexican-American artist with an art studio at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago. View his art at

"If, at its best, art is an invitation to relationship, the works of Sergio Gomez are bold and complex provocations to a series of interconnected meetings. Gomez' use of the human figure grounds his work in the depth of human concerns; his art has our shared plight of suffering, of searching, and of triumph at its center. Far from a dualism that posits a separation between body and transcendence, Gomez’s artful technique underscores how art points to the indissoluble unity of what is matter and what is spirit." (Cecilia González-Andrieu, Bridge to Wonder, p.162)

Located in the Center Art Gallery
Covenant Fine Arts Center first level, gallery 2


Isaiah exhibit: Arise, Shine, For Your Light Has Come

This exhibit is a celebration and reflection on passages from the book of Isaiah. Many pieces are being shown for the first time. Artists include: Timothy R. Botts, Wayne Forte, Jeanne Logan, Chris Overvoorde, Matt Plescher, and Julie Quinn. Arise, Shine is hosted by Eyekons (exhibit table #1), Calvin College Center Art Gallery, Woodlawn Ministry Center, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, and the Calvin Campus Ministry office.

This exhibit is held in a number of venues: Center Art Gallery hallway, Calvin Chapel narthex and Hekman Library lobby, and the Woodlawn Ministry Center (3190 Burton Street).

Book, Music, and Resource Exhibits

The exhibits are located on the second level of the Covenant Fine Arts Center. 

Augsburg Fortress is the publishing house for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America—Leading the Church's Song, Creative, Christian. Together we create resources that renew Christian life and community.

Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.

Calvin College Campus Store is a Christ-centered retail community that serves the broad Calvin community by enhancing the spiritual, academic, social, and financial endeavors of the college. 

CLC Network promotes the development of people with a variety of abilities and disabilities to live as active, integrated members of their communities. Based on more than twenty-five years of pioneering inclusive education in Christian schools, we combine our special education expertise and our passion for inclusive worship to help churches build interdependent community for children and adults at all levels of ability.

Digital Songs and Hymns provides songs WITH NOTES for projection, including many contemporary praise and worship songs. Over 10,000 songs digitized to date. 

Eyekons is an online resource for art that explores religious, cultural and social themes through a Christian perspective. We provide original art, religious images and biblical illustrations to churches for bulletin covers, projection and websites.

Faith Alive Christian Resources is a nonprofit publishing ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America and the Reformed Church in America. The mission of Faith Alive is to provide resources that call people to follow Jesus Christ by helping people to understand, experience, and express the good news of God’s kingdom that transforms lives and communities worldwide.

Global Gifts is Grand Rapids only fully fair trade non-profit gift shop. We sell a variety of handmade goods such as scarves, jewelry, wood products, sculptures and more from all over the world.

GIA Publications, Inc. is a major publisher of quality sacred music resources for the church, including the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Choral Music Series edited by Pearl Shangkuan and John D. Witvliet.

InterVarsity Press is an extension of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA that serves those in the university, the church and the world by publishing resources that equip and encourage people to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord in all of Life.

Jeff Wunrow Designs creates beautiful and innovative clergy stoles, vestments, paraments and banners for contemporary worship.

Kiran Young Wimberly is a Presbyterian minister who leads pilgrimages/retreats in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. She has recorded two albums of Celtic Psalms - psalms set to Irish and Scottish traditional melodies - with Irish musicians. Resources on pilgrimages and music can be found at her exhibit.  

MorningStar Music Publishers is based in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area and has specialized in publishing music for churches and schools since it began in 1986.

Perform International has developed multiple programs that provide for a rewarding travel experience in cooperation with an ecumenical roster of church leaders and scholars. In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, join with other musicians to visit historical sights, perform psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, and pray for renewal and unity in the church.

Tree of Life Imports has promoted social justice and economic fair trade for over 20 years.

UnCommon Preacher provides resources for preachers. Rev. Dr. Susan Cartmell writes a monthly blog about themed preaching called Sermon Seeds.

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company publishes books on ethics, theology, biblical studies, and spirituality. Its imprint, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, publishes high-quality books for children. They have been independent since 1911.