Art and Exhibits

Symposium on Worship: January 29 – 31, 2015

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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.

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Art Exhibits

Between the Shadow and the Light – A Traveling Exhibition Out of South Africa
January 9 – March 7, 2015
Center Art Gallery 1

In June 2013, a team of ten North American and ten Southern African artists gathered in South Africa for a two-week seminar and studio event that engaged five issues with which South African artists struggle and question: remembrance, resistance, reconciliation, representation, and revisioning. Artists were asked to create a work of art in response to their experience. This traveling art exhibit is the collection of responses. 

Exhibit includes pieces from two Symposium presenters, Margaret Allotey-Pappoe and Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk.

re-binding: sacred word into sacred object
Center Art Gallery 2
Linda Ekstrom

Linda Ekstrom's work is anchored in the book, the book as a cultural and symbolic object, and as a container of history, narrative, and memory. Through the activity of deconstructing text, she seeks to find new meaning through the visual form of sculpture.

The Great O Antiphons
Hallway Gallery
Linda Witte Henke (Symposium presenter)
A seven-piece installation inspired by the ancient Advent collects of the same name. Dating back to the fourth or fifth centuries, the prayers address God using several Old Testament names and express a growing sense of urgency for the Messiah’s coming, giving voice to human longings that are as relevant today as they were in centuries past. 

Tabula Rasa
Hallway Gallery
Linda Witte Henke (Symposium presenter)
An installation consisting of eight panels. Employing the ancient vesica piscis as its primary design element, this work links universal human experiences with seasons of the Christian liturgical calendar to invite reflection on how those experiences are instrumental in writing the stories of our lives.

A Gospel of Beauty
Woodlawn Ministry Center
Steve Prince (Symposium presenter)
A Gospel of Beauty, sponsored by the art gallery ministry of Woodlawn Christian Reformed Church, is a collection of works that represents a series of challenges to viewers to interrogate the foundations of beauty and its presence in our lives via the Living Word of the Bible, and its call for justice and love.  Each image is layered with historical, narrative symbolism, and metaphors that are carefully juxtaposed to create harmonious images that speak to contemporary societal issues and question how do we grapple with these problems from a Christian perspective.  The scripture offers us a daily Word to order our steps to becoming more like Christ.  Steve's art emanates from that Word to create a visual Gospel of Beauty with the hope of finding love in a contested world.

The Father and His Two Songs: The Art of Forgiveness
Hallway Gallery
Images of the Prodigal Son from the Larry and Mary Gerbens collection.

Reception: There will be a reception to view these exhibits and meet some of these artists on Thursday, January 29, at 6:00pm. 

Calvin College Center Art Gallery

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

Augsburg Fortress is the ministry of publishing for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are dedicated to serving you with top quality Christian materials that communicate the Gospel, enhance faith, and enrich the life of the Church and the communities it serves.

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 Calvin's students, faculty, alumni, and guests by enhancing the spiritual, academic, social, and financial endeavors of the college. The Campus Store serves the Calvin community as the campus retailer, fostering academic success and college allegiance. Calvin College Campus Store is owned by Calvin, and all proceeds are returned to the College. 

CLC Network (Christian Learning Center Network) promotes the development of people with a variety of abilities and disabilities to live as active, integrated members of their communities. We partner with families and organizations to understand more fully the individuals we serve and to build support systems that enable their inclusion in all aspects of life. By the grace of God we dedicate this organization to serving and enhancing the lives of others.

Digital Songs and Hymns provides songs with notes for projection.

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.

Eyekons Church Images is an online resource of religious images, liturgical art and biblical illustrations for churches to use as bulletin covers, powerpoint and web. Eyekons features artists who explore Christian themes with contemporary creativity and spiritual relevance.   

Faith Alive Christian Resources publishes reformed resources for planning and leading worship including the Lift Up Your Hearts hymnal.

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. is a major publisher of quality sacred music resources for the church, including the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Music Series.

Global Gifts is a non-profit fair trade gift store that has been in Grand Rapids for nearly 30 years.  

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

Jeff Wunrow Designs offers liturgical textiles - banners, paraments, vestments. 

MorningStar Music Publishers has been a publisher of sacred music for 25 years. MorningStar is based in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area and specializes in publishing music for churches and schools.

Rose Publishing is a non-denominational, evangelical Christian publishing company that specializes in charts, maps and timelines. We focus on making the Word of God visible. Our products are great for Church libraries, small groups, Christian schools, curriculum and home schooling.

Spirit of Creation celebrates through pottery, jewelry and other arts, "the awareness of God already present, encourages freedom from the usual expectations, and expresses faith born new every day, delight in every moment."

The Minimum Bible is a graphic design collection of prints corresponding to the major themes of the sixty-six books of the Protestant Bible as well as the basic shape of the the liturgical calendar. "The Minimum Bible" is an attempt to portray biblical and liturgical themes and texts visually using a minimalist style. 

Tree of Life Imports offers hand made products that promote social justice and economic fair trade.

The displays are located on the first floor of the Covenant Fine Arts Center

Calvin College

Calvin Theological Seminary

Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching

Northern Seminary

Perform International

Princeton Theological Seminary

Robert E. Webber Institute For Worship Studies

Western Theological Seminary