Hello Artists and Writers!
So, I’m excited to announce something pretty cool – something we’ve never done before at LWCC – a themed exhibit based on the Names of God. I found a very cool website that has listed all the Old Testament names of God along with a list with names of God that are descriptions of who God is, what He does and what He means to us, His beloved children. These names apply to either God the Father, the Son or the Holy Spirit – through the whole Bible. It’s quite a list, here’s the link. Watch the music video on the page too. Powerful!
What I envision for this exhibit is that you to prayerfully look over this list and if the Holy Spirit highlights one or more of them, look them up – study them, ask God about these names and reflect where you have experienced God in these ways. If you have a connection to one, begin to seek the Holy Spirit for wisdom and a creative idea – either a literal or non-literal depiction of that name or, better yet, an artistic rendition of how you have personally encountered that facet of God.
With a list so vast, I’m sure each of us who decide to participate, will have a different facet of who God is through these Biblical descriptions. What a cool visual this will be for our congregation!
Now for some details of how this will function:
· Exhibit Show Dates: September & October 2015
· What’s accepted: Wall hung art, 3D art (to fit in the display cabinets) and written reflections/poems (to be published in the gallery booklet, The Heart Behind the Art).
· Deadline for art and written submissions: Sunday, August 16 (that gives you 6 month’s to create!)
· Yes or No: I need to know if you plan to participate in this collective. Please let me know via email by the end of March.
· I prefer you create a new piece of work rather than submitting something that you have done before that may “fit” the name. This is a prayer and artistic challenge…to reflect upon and purposefully create a new work of art at this time.
Prayerfully look over that list provided on the website (look up the scripture references too – I found one to be incorrect), then decide if you are up for the challenge! I believe this will be a powerful exhibit in two significant ways: 1) in your creating the art, reflecting on this particular name of God and how He shows you this side of Himself, praying as you paint this reflection of God’s nature and person... Your intimacy with the Lord will grow! And you will be transformed by His presence. 2) As the exhibit hangs in the multipurpose room of the Coffee Bar – in the Fall – the busiest time of year at the church, visually, people will “see God” and experience His powerful presence through each of your pieces. That will transform others. You can’t leave His presence unchanged. Guys – I’m super pumped to see what God will open up at LWCC as a result of this exhibit!!
So pray about this – and let me know if you are IN (email me before the end of this month). I’d like to know what name you chose, but I don’t need to know that by the end of March – that may take some time to ponder and pray over. I know, that is where I’m at and I’ve been thinking of this for months now!
If you say YES – I’ve got a special treat for you (not that I’m bribing you!! Haha!) but I’ve got some special gatherings planned for just those who are daring to do this project. The Lord is just now giving me some cool ideas for these gatherings… woo-hoo!
If you have any questions, please let me know!
Be in joy!