Visual arts

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Illustration based on the "Look & See" movie poster, which features wood engraving by Wesley Bates and typography by Mark Melnick. Image courtesy of Two Birds Film

Laura Dunn: Seeing the world of Wendell Berry

The director of ‘Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry’ says her film is an effort to transport viewers to the world of the Kentucky poet and farmer -- his place -- what he sees, and what he cares about.

Mural in Oakland, CA by Dave Young Kim

Dave Young Kim's mural in Oakland, which is based the life of Yu Gwan Sun, a Korean folk hero and relative of the artist. At 17, she led a demonstration in 1919 for Korean Independence against the Japanese occupation. Her parents were killed by Japanese police during the demonstration, and she later died in prison.
Photo by Christian Janssen

Dave Young Kim: Living out a calling as a muralist

The Oakland painter, muralist and community activist talks about blending his vocation as a Christian and an artist.

“Charis-Kairos (The Tears of Christ).” Taken from “The Four Holy Gospels,” illuminated by Makoto Fujimura, © 2011. Used by permission of Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, Ill.

Theology and the arts

Christians are made in the image of God the creator, destined to create music, poetry, fiction, dance and other works of art. This resource page gathers Faith & Leadership interviews, essays, videos and sermons by artists, writers, theologians and scholars on the subject of Christianity and the arts.

Danielle Fanfair, Robert Hodge and Marlon Hall stand in front of one of the panels that form the public art project “Amnesia Therapy: Remembering the Future.” Photo courtesy of the Awakenings Movement

A pastor seeks to revive Houston's memory with art

Christian leader Marlon Hall and members of his Awakenings Movement have created a public art project called “Amnesia Therapy,” which is designed to help people in downtrodden neighborhoods remember their past.

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