“The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a war between architecture and painting in which both come out badly maimed.” – John Canaday “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” – Frank Gehry As an artist, do you ever feel misunderstood by your audience? If so, then architect Frank Lloyd Wright […]Read more "G – From Garish to Glorious: The Tale of the Guggenheim Museum"
“A visually-oriented culture needs a visually-oriented church if it is to evangelize effectively and to give the congregation a culturally up-to-date experience.” – John E. Skillen From the beginning, great art has always been inspired by religion and religious ceremonies have been greatly enhanced through worshipful art. It is a relationship which simply makes sense, […]Read more "Putting Art (Back) In Its Place… A Book in Review"
“The Holy Spirit has been showing me what He wants me to share through my assignments.” Wendi Coats _________________________________ Wendi Coats is a current art student and aspiring artist who strives to make God the center of her work, and who is willing to try any sort of artistic venture at least once. Wendi submitted […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Gallery Walk with Wendi Coats"
“Variety is the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.” William Cowper “The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.” Felix Mendelssohn I love the freshness of each new season. As we move into a particularly cold winter I’ve found myself shivering in freezing rain and […]Read more "“All Shook Up” – The Power of Variety in Blogging"
Jammin’ to children’s tunes isn’t typically one of my favorite past-times, but there are some children’s songs that contain such deep meaning and such rich truth, that we ought to grasp onto them for dear life while we’re young and hold onto them for the rest of our days. One of these songs is […]Read more "J: Jesus Loves Me – The Simple Truth that Changes Everything"
Giving is beginning to become a dirty word in churches, which is a truly unfortunate thing. I’ve been a little disappointed to find that in many modern churches, the offering is no longer given a place within the worship service. As an alternative, churches now expect their members to pay their tithes online or […]Read more "G: Giving Back – A Vital Element of Worship"
Most parents get their kids into art or music lessons so they can be well-rounded, but usually the assumption is that these things will be hobbies and not career choices. When a person does decide to pursue an artistic career field, their parents usually beg them to change their minds! They tend to assume that […]Read more "Is God Calling Me to be an Artist?"
For all of you “old-school” musicians who vehemently protest that modern worship music offers nothing of substance – certainly nothing that compares with the genius of Mozart and Beethoven – the Prague Symphony Orchestra is out to make you eat your words! In their 2010 release, Symphony of Praise, the Prague Symphony Orchestra took over […]Read more "Modern Worship with a Classical Touch: Album Review for “Symphony of Praise”"