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Our brains are incredibly intricate organs. From controlling our physical bodies to interpreting non-physical stimuli, the inner workings of the brain remind us that we are, indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made by God (Psalm 139:14). Artist Geinene Carson has been putting colour and visuals to this truth with her artwork for the past several years, researching and painting neurons. Last month, an exhibition of her work opened at Gallery 1740 in Atlanta*. The exhibition is titled The Colour of Thought and is a body of artwork meant to provide visual encouragement and gentle accountability towards the growing discussion of mental and emotional well-being.
Inspiro Arts Alliance was invited to teach an artist track at a missions conference in the Faroe Islands in May. The artist track focused on equipping and mobilising artists to use their gifts as part of God’s Kingdom. Read more about this time of creating as artists learned to view their art as a way to point people to God...
The article image features one of Yesenia's pieces.
In April, we were thrilled to be featured in OM Australia's 2022 Impact Report. They published the following article about Incarnate, which can be seen in its original location here. Enjoy this story from Incarnate 2022!
In April, one of our Artist Mentors was able to go on a trip to Southeast Europe. Read below about his experience and the way the Lord worked in the hearts of the artists there!
Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Makoto and Haejin Fujimura speak. I was excited – though I did not have much personal experience with Makoto’s work, my artistic friends and co-workers spoke highly of his writing (Culture Care and Art and Faith, among others). The topic they had chosen to present on was kintsugi, the ancient Japanese practice of mending cracked or broken pottery with gold. I knew a little bit about kintsugi and was intrigued. I was unprepared, however, for the intricate theological correlations Makoto and Haejin would make, leading to my own continued musings.
If you found yourself on the canals in Chirk, Wales earlier this month, you might have seen an interesting site – seven artists aboard a canal boat, painting, chatting, and sailing. The seven women – from Wales, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Nigeria – hired a 21-meter (69 foot) boat and were on a mission to share the hope of the gospel through art.
Before merging with OM Arts to be come Inspiro Arts Alliance, Heart Sounds International (HSI) had their own blog on which they shared trip reports, exciting stories, opportunities, and more. For the foreseeable future, we would like to share some of these archived articles with you. It is our hope that these "Archive Wednesdays" will encourage you as we look back on what the Lord has done! In today's article, read about how the Lord worked through different types of art during a trip to the Philippines!
This week, we talked with another of the participants in the Virtual Artist Residency program. Read below to hear how Chris grew in his technical skills as well as his identity as an artist.
Lenka Knoetze, a Slovakian serving in South Africa, recently participated in Inspiro Arts Alliance’s Artists Residency program. Here is what she says about her recent work!