Charis: Boundary Crossings
The Oblation by Emmanuel Garibay Copyright 2009 Charis Art Exhibit
October 28 to December 4, 2009
Metcalf Gallery: Modelle Metcaf Visual Arts Center
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday
Charis (from the Greek for gift or grace) is an international traveling art exhibit of 40-45 works by 7 Asian and 7 North American artists. Emphasizing interaction and experience, the artwork includes paintings, sculptures, assemblage, fiber constructions, installation, and video projections.
A 100 page color catalogue has been published in conjunction with the exhibit, and can be bought online by clicking here.
Artists Emmanuel Garibay and Roger Feldman will be on the Taylor Campus, along with Jeremy Begbie, renowned expert on theology and the arts, and Stefan Eicher, Taylor University alum and founder of Reflection Gallery in New Delhi. One of the sponsors, Joan Gilkinson, will also have her non-western art collection showcased at Taylor University, in the Alspaugh Dining Room.
One key opportunity for the community from this exhibit is the construction of a large-scale interactive piece by Charis artist Roger Feldman. Roger calls his work an “experiential metaphor” and he will collaborate with students, faculty, and community members from October 26 to November 1 to create Water and Oil, a work about economic and cultural conflicts in society, from his Pivots collection. Other students will be working to create a documentary to capture Taylor’s response to this artistic expression, collaboration, and creation. Many other classes and students will also be working with these special guests on various projects.
The exhibit will travel to 8-10 venues across North America before heading to Asia in 2012.
More information on the exhibit, the artists, the guest speakers, and the events can be found by perusing this site. We invite any student, faculty, staff, community member, visitor, and/or art lover to visit this site often, and to comment about their experience with the exhibit.
Charis is curated by Rachel Hostetter Smith, with the assistance of Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk and Joel Zwart
Major support from:
The Crowell Trust
Walter and Darlene Hansen
Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship
John and Mary Loeks
The Joan L. and Robert C. Gilkison Family Foundation
Traveling with assistance from Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA)