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BC ART SHOW TO FEATURE PRINTMAKING

by | Feb 18, 2011

Bluefield College will host a traveling art show featuring the fine art of printmaking, February 28 through April 14, in the school’s Art Gallery in Lansdell Hall.

Featuring 25 original prints by 25 Christian artists, the “Silver: Codex VI” art show celebrates the 25th anniversary of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), which organized the traveling exhibition.

Each artist responded to a work in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. They interpreted selected images into a modern context, each using a printmaking medium to create new works.

“The range of images in ‘Silver,’ in combination with the variety of printmaking techniques, demonstrates that CIVA artists are not only rooted in the past, but are also looking forward to the future,” said Walter Shroyer, head of Bluefield College’s Art Department.

Formed as an organization in 1979 to bring together those interested in the intersection of art and the Christian faith, Christians in the Visual Arts is a nonsectarian and not-for-profit group that includes artists, iconographers, graphic designers, liturgical designers, curators, theologians, art historians, collectors, museums, churches, colleges, and seminaries, all from a wide variety of denominational affiliations. For more information on CIVA, visit www.civa.org.

The seven-week “Silver Codex VI” show will be on display in BC’s Art Gallery in Lansdell Hall from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Weekend hours may be obtained by emailing [email protected].

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