Various Artists and Roger Feldman
Charis: Boundary CrossingsJune 6–June 27, 2012
Charis: Boundary Crossings (Neighbours Strangers Family Friends)
The exhibition is the product of a two-week seminar on Christianity, Contextualization, and the Arts, which took place in Java and Bali in June 2008. The seminar challenged the participants on what it means to be an artist and a Christian in a particular cultural context, and included visits to culturally significant sites, communal worship, and actual studio time creating together and exchanging ideas. The encounter was part of a whole series of faculty development seminars co-sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity at Calvin College. The series aims "to provoke a reorientation of Christian thought in the North Atlantic region toward the concerns of Christians in the global South and East, and to strengthen Christian scholarship in these regions, which are the new heartlands of the faith."