A collaborative exhibit of photography by Elizabeth Jones and painting by Craig Hawkins
presented by STILL POINT ARTS
GALLERY RECEPTION &
November 17, 2018
2:00 PM –4:00 PM
with artist conversation and presentation by
Naomi Zacharias of Wellspring International.
The intent of this exhibition is to witness to remarkable beauty in the face of suffering. Beautiful also hopes to raise global awareness of burn victims in India. Optional donations will support the building of a new surgical burn and treatment center.
VALDOSTA — Biblical stories were told and the lives of immigrants were depicted Monday during the gallery reception at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts.
The community gathered at the swanky affair to examine the works of painter and illustrator Craig Hawkins and muralist Andrew Sabori. Both artists were introduced to guests during the reception, and their pieces will hang in the center until Feb. 22 for the public to view. “Emmaus Road,” created by Hawkins, is a series of 44 charcoal drawings the artist paired with the sermons of Pastor Ken Webb of Christ’s Fellowship Church. “On average, they took about 45 minutes to draw,” he said. “At their longest, they took maybe an hour and a half to two hours.” Hawkins said Webb would send the sermons to him ahead of time, and he would spend the week reflecting on the sermon. Once Sunday approached, Hawkins would work to illustrate the sermon through his drawings during the service and would present it to the congregation following the sermon. “I don’t feel like there’s a separation between who I am in Christ, as a Christian, in anything else that I do in life,” he said, “and, so, ever since I became a Christian, since then I’ve wanted to incorporate both my art and my faith together.” Hawkins’ pieces hang in the Price-Campbell Gallery and Margaret Mittiga Gallery. All of the drawings have a QR code next to them for guests to scan with their camera upon viewing. The code leads to a detailed explanation of that particular piece.
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Amanda Usher is a reporter at The Valdosta Daily Times.
INTRUDING UPON THE TIMELESS: MEDITATIONS ON ART, FAITH, AND MYSTERY
REVISED AND EXPANDED SECOND EDITION
Intruding Upon the Timeless: Meditations on Art, Faith, and Mystery is a collection of essays, written over nearly three decades, by the founder and editor of Image journal, Gregory Wolfe. This revised, expanded edition includes not only the short, evocative meditations written for Image in its early years—which established Wolfe as a pioneer in the “arts and faith” movement and a groundbreaking cultural critic—but also more recent considerations of contemporary artists and writers such as Scott Cairns, Alice McDermott, Christopher Beha, and Edward Knippers. This edition features works* (many created specifically for this volume) by a generation of artists influenced by Wolfe’s writings.
* Three of my works appear in this book!
So Enter the Worship Circle just released a music video for a song off their new EP and two of my works of art are in it. See if you can spot them:)
Enter The Worship Circle is a worship band writing and performing songs with the heart of the Psalmist. Originally established in 1998 with the breakout independent release that featured the hit single You Are So Good To Me (re-recorded by Third Day) their catalog has many albums, but the real story is their return in 2016 as a brand new band featuring the founder of the movement, Ben Pasley, and its most prominent recording artist, Karla Adolphe. See www.entertheworshipcircle.comfor information about new releases just around the corner. via: https://soundcloud.com/entertheworshipcircle