Art and Exhibits

Calvin Symposium on Worship: January 30 – February 1, 2014

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Art Exhibits

The Book of ExodusThe Book of Exodus by artist Sam Fink
October 9 - February 1, 2014
Calvin College Center Art Gallery Hallway located in the Covenant Fine Arts Center

Drawn from of his book, where Fink illustrates each chapter of Exodus with a watercolor landscape featuring hand-lettered text in Hebrew and English, this exhibition present 12 prints of these original works.

The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe

Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe
January 7 - February 22, 2014
Calvin College Center Art Gallery

At age 17, Watanabe (1913-1996) was baptized a Christian and he quickly combined his new faith with an interest in preserving the traditional Japanese folk art of stencil dying, or katazome. Over time, Watanabe came to be Japan’s leading artist to portray biblical scenes. While his work was well-received in his homeland, it was also highly regarded internationally as evidenced by exhibitions art at leading institutions such as the British Museum, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Vatican Museum.

Read Sandra Bowden on Biblical Artist Sadao Watanabe.

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Ellen Phillips
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium installation
Ellen’s art installation is a paper sculpture which reflects moments in the life of Moses and the Israelites, including the burning bush, plagues, parting of the Red Sea, and the giving of the commandments.

Book, Music, and Art Exhibits

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

Augsburg Fortress - is the publishing ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Funded through sales revenue, Augsburg Fortress is called to provide products and services that communicate the Gospel, enhance faith, and enrich the life of the Christian community from a Lutheran perspective.

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 - a Christ-centered retail community that serves Calvin's students, faculty, alumni, and guests by enhancing the spiritual, academic, social, and financial endeavors of the college.

CLC Network (Christian Learning Center Network) - Creating inclusive community. Resourcing families, schools and churches to better understand, interpret and plan for life-enhancing support systems for people with disabilities,as well as those who have unique learning needs and gifts.

Digital Songs and Hymns - provides texts with music for projection. Over 9600 songs have been digitized for churches around the world, with new songs added each week.

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

Eyekons Church Image Bank - offers contemporary religious art to churches for worship, education and outreach. Eyekons provides an online source for Christian art, religious images and biblical illustrations that can be used for bulletin covers, powerpoint and web.  

Faith Alive Christian Resources - provides reformed resources that serve the church's worship, leadership and educational needs.

Fashions by Sarah - offers beautiful cutwork wall hangings. They are available by pattern, kit or ready to hang and come in a variety of sizes and colors. Be sure to see the original handcrafted clergy stoles for pastors. Patterns for unique stoles, appliques and chasubles are also available.

GIA Publications Inc. - a major publisher of sacred choral music, hymnals, sacred music recordings, music education materials,and other fine products.

Global Gifts - a Fair Trade gift and specialty-item store that is dedicated to supporting a just and sustainable economic system through the sale of Fair Trade products.   We have a wide variety of unique and handmade products in the store. 

InterVarsity Press-IVP Academic - IVP Academic publishes to facilitate broader conversations that are taking place in the academy and the church.

MorningStar Music Publishers and ECS Publishing - leaders in music publishing for churches and schools. Choral, organ and piano music can be found on the website.

Rose Publishing - is a non-denominational, conservative and evangelical Christian publishing company. We are the only Christian publishing company that specializes in timelines, maps and charts as well as biblical reference books, DVD Bible studies, PowerPoint presentations, pamphlets, small group Bible study books, wall charts and Christian counseling materials.

Spirit-of-Creation - Colleen Kwong is an artist and ordained clergy in the United Church of Christ whose ministry centers on encouraging spiritual growth in individuals and congregations. She offers liturgical artwork such as chalices and patens, baptismal pitchers and basins, traveling communion sets and hand-sized labyrinths for prayer and meditation, custom designed program covers, paintings, liturgical necklaces.

Steinway Pianos - Music speaks to our hearts and Steinway unlocks them with the keys of worship. From traditional to contemporary worship, small or large church settings, Steinway has a piano designed to fit right with your church. We invite you to sing God's praises and let Steinway & Sons open your heart with worship. For more information on Steinway’s house of worship program, please contact Peter Wagner.

The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology - The most exciting development in hymnology in decades. This web based resource contains over 2 million words, over 4000 individual entries, and more than 300 authors from over 30 countries writing hymns of the Judeo-Christian tradition, from the earliest years to those written today.

Westminster John Knox Press - With a publishing history of 175 years, Westminster John Knox Press publishes leading resources in theology, preaching, biblical studies, and worship.

Organizations with displays:

Anima: the Forum for Worship and the Arts, Samford University

Calvin College

Calvin Theological Seminary

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

Kuyper College

Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching

Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies

Southtown Guitar

The Hymn Society in the US and Canada

Western Theological Seminary

Young Adult Leadership Taskforce of the Christian Reformed Church