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Denise Weyhrich on Creating her “Beacon” Installation Art

“Beacon” is a large, lighted installation of 99 salt shakers illuminated in a sea of rock salt. Weyhrich gave the following interview in November 2012 while installing her work in the library lobby.

Denise Kufus Weyhrich 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 and Cindi Zech Rhodes founded SEEDS Fine Art Exhibits to create conversations between artists and viewers.

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship asked Weyhrich to install “Beacon” because the 2013 Symposium on Worship focused on the Sermon on the Mount. “Beacon” is a large, lighted installation of 99 salt shakers illuminated in a sea of rock salt, and it remained at Calvin College through January 2013.

Weyhrich gave the following interview in November 2012 while installing her work in the library lobby. Please do watch it—especially if you wonder whether there’s more to installation art than what you usually notice.

Watch the 2013 Calvin Symposium on Worship service that explored biblical themes of salt and light.

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