WORK: Curse or Calling?

Featuring Linda Stratford

Date Thursday, September 15
through Sunday, December 18, 2011
Location Olson Gallery

Event Description

About the Show

An exhibition sponsored by Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), brings together the work of 31 artists and 37 artworks from 13 states across North America. This exhibition explores a delightful range of responses to the initial "call for work" and offers the viewer meaningful encounters with a truly germane topic: the meaning and purpose of work. Showcasing innovative approaches to materials and images. WORK: Curse or Calling was juried by Joel Zwart, Gallery Director and Curator at Calvin College

Artists Included

Jon Anderson, Doris Hutton Auxier, Joan Bohlig, Sandra Bowden, Michael Buesking, Guy Chase, Shin-Hee Chin, Richard Cummings, Gary Denmon, Martha Failinger, Bruce Herman, Kathy Hettinga, Ryan Jackson, Edward Knippers, Lisa Line, Erica Mapp, Ronnie McClure, David McCoy, Sheryl McRoberts, Karyn R. Millet, Deborah Risa Mrantz, Shannon Newby, Dennis Santella, Kenneth Steinbach, Amanda Thompson, Ryan Thompson, Lauren Tilden, Alan Vales, Mark Phillip Venema, and GF Sam Wagner

About the Artist

Linda Stratford received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, in History, with emphasis on Art and Society in France. Before her Ph.D. she completed an undergraduate degree in Art from Vanderbilt University and spent a year studying art history in France. She makes regular research trips to France and is currently teaching art history at Asbury University where she has also served as department chair. In 2005 she was appointed Lilly Scholar at Asbury, enabling her to pursue research on the theological foundation for calling in the visual arts. She is married to Mike Stratford and has two sons, Forrest and Will. Linda Stratford enjoys strong ties with CIVA and ASCHA and is a member of College Art Association.

Show Events

Lecture by Linda Stratford
September 15
5 p.m.
Eastlund Room, CLC Building, 2nd Floor

Opening reception following the talk


Michelle Westmark
Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art