ArtWay Newsletter December 2013
ArtWay looks back on another richly filled year. Every Sunday you receive a visual meditation from us, but ArtWay does much more.
We started the year with the publicity around Jezus voor ogen, our book in Dutch with visual meditations for Lent and Easter. The book received many positive reviews from all corners of Dutch Christianity. We hope that the book may be translated and published in English soon.
In the Spring our intern Nina Minnaar, art-history student at the
To encourage churches opening up to art and artists opening up to the church, ArtWay was involved in a symposium about art in/and the church in the autumn. For the more conservative Reformed world in The Netherlands art in the church is a new development, while the mainline Protestant and the Catholic churches are happy to receive a new stimulus in this area. We also devoted special attention to artists working for churches on the ArtWay website.
This year we added six Eastern European artists to our website. We would like to extend our knowledge and database further. Though we added approximately one hundred new artists to the website in 2013, there are more than enough artists we would yet like to feature. We would also like your input: let us know what and who you still miss on the website. Do give us tips and feedback!
In October we started a new Art & Poetry section on the website. Poets regularly send us poems, usually directly inspired by specific artworks or a specific period of the Christian calendar. We are happy to create room for these poets and hope that their work may help us to ‘see’ artworks in a new way.
At the moment I am also involved as one of the editors in a Dutch book (which will we hope also be published in English) on the Neo-Calvinist tradition and the visual arts. It will feature or deal with Calvin, Kuyper, Dooyeweerd, Rookmaaker, Seerveld, Wolterstorff, Zuidervaart, Chaplin, Van der Leeuw, Birtwistle, Walford, Romaine,
Finally, we would like to ask for your support of our work. We all work as volunteers and thus with minimal expenses, but without your gift ArtWay would not be possible. Therefore, a big word of thanks to all of you who supported us last year! Your gift can be remitted online. Just go to ‘Support us’ on the ArtWay homepage (on the left).
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The ArtWay board and team wish you all a blessed Christmas and 2014. May Jesus be our guest of honour this Christmas!
Warm Advent greetings,
The image is The Birth of Christ by William Congdon, 1960.