Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

September 23, 2003

Whitworth to Host Christians in the Visual Arts Juried Exhibit

"Wounded/Rising, Great and Holy Saturday"Christians in the Visual Arts' "Bread Upon the Waters" exhibit will be on display Sept. 30-Oct. 22 in the Koehler Gallery at Whitworth College. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.

An opening reception will take place Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 5-7 p.m. in the Koehler Gallery. Guest artists will present a lecture, "The Problem with Religious Art," at 6 p.m., during the reception. The lecture will take place in Room 200 of the Fine Arts Building. For more information, please call 777-3258.

"Bread Upon the Waters" is an international juried exhibition featuring 40 prints and drawings by 38 artists, including works by the exhibit's jurors, Katherine Brimberry and Tim High. Brimberry is co-founder, co-director and master printer of Flatbed Press and Gallery, in Austin, Tex. High is an associate professor of studio art at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also curator director of the Visual Arts Ministry at First Evangelical Free Church of Austin.

Although the "Bread Upon the Waters" exhibit does not have a specific theme, its featured artists were encouraged to submit works that express generosity in any voice the artists chose. Among the works in the exhibit are pieces by artists Rachel Durfee, Doug Jaques, Kathy Hettinga and George Langbroek. Works by Whitworth art professors Scott Kolbo and Gordon Wilson will also be shown in the exhibit.

"This exhibition provides members of the Whitworth and Spokane communities an opportunity to view some wonderful examples of contemporary art created by a diverse group of artists who are all inspired by a Christian worldview," says Kolbo, who is the 2003-04 Koehler Gallery exhibit coordinator.

Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) is a visual-arts organization that connects the artist, the church and culture. Its membership includes artists, iconographers, graphic designers, liturgical designers, curators, theologians, art historians, collectors, museums, colleges and seminaries. A non-sectarian and not-for-profit group, CIVA sponsors a variety of traveling exhibitions available for rental to museums, galleries, colleges, churches and institutions. For more information about CIVA, visit www.civa.org.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college enrolls 2,200 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.

Contacts:

Scott Kolbo, assistant professor of art, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4711 or skolbo@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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