We believe that God is an artist, and that beauty shines in the world he created, bearing witness to His Glory. We also believe that humans, created in the image of God, are able to create beauty—so we are showcasing many works of art over the coming months.
Currently in the Gallery:
The story of drawing begins with the early history of civilization. Drawing pictures occurred before people learned how to write. Over the course of time the style and materials developed and changed dramatically, from the earliest drawing on the walls of caves, to Renaissance masterpieces of Da Vinci, or the 20th century sketch of an artist like Stanley Spencer. The function of drawing is many times considered a preliminary step in the creation of a work of art, but drawings as demonstrated in this exhibition are often finished works of art in themselves.
Drawing on the Bible, with its thirty drawings and sketches, celebrates the inclination of the artist to grasp a pencil or pen as they interpret what they see or visualize ideas that they are exploring. Each piece illustrates with skill and imaginatively illuminates a story from the Bible. The works in this exhibition date from the mid 1600s to the 21st century and demonstrate the variety of drawing media artists have used. With artists from eight countries Drawing on the Bible includes works by Barent Fabritius, Stanley Spencer, Jules Chadel, Frederick Taubes, Baron Carl von Blaas, Bruce Herman, Wes Foley, Nancy Snooks, Duncan Simcoe, Warren Prindle, and several unknown artists.