Art Exhibits


January 25–27, 2018 • Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

The Calvin Symposium on Worship is grateful for the generous participation of the Calvin Center Art Gallery who is hosting the following art exhibitions during the conference.

The Beautiful

In his essay “The Weight of Glory,” C. S. Lewis suggests that beauty comes to us as “brightness, splendour, and luminosity.” Juror Mary McCleary will be looking for works of art that bear witness to beauty as it appears to us in the complex landscape of contemporary culture. This is a CIVA-sponsored (Christians in the Visual Arts) show receiving submissions until October 16, 2017, and opening at the Calvin Symposium on Worship. It will be available in March 2018 to travel. 

Works by Mary McCleary

Mary McCleary is Regent's Professor of Art Emeritus at Stephen F. Austin State University, where she taught from 1975 to 2005. Mary says "I make my collages by attaching materials such as paint, paper, rag board, foil, glitter, wire, mirrors, beads, painted sticks, string, leather, small plastic toys and other found objects on heavy paper... I like the irony of using materials that are often trivial, foolish, and temporal to express ideas of what is significant, timeless, and transcendent."

Image: works by Mary McCleary