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Canton Museum of Art Opening Reception December 2013:  Photos of Sacred Voices

Anne in front of "Balance"

Anne in front of “Balance”

Curator Michele Waalkes introducing the artists who attended the reception.

Curator Michele Waalkes
introducing the artists who attended the reception.

"Sacred Voices" Exhibit

“Sacred Voices” Exhibit

"Sacred Voices" Exhibit

“Sacred Voices” Exhibit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exhibit opened December 5, 1013 and ended March 2, 2014. It was curated by Michele Waalkes, who emailed me with a request to loan Balance for the exhibit.

Sacred Voices showcased works by 37 artists  from around the world. It was a  companion exhibit to Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible, hand-drawn between 2000 and 2011 by scribes and calligraphers spanning the globe.

“In choosing the pieces for Sacred Voices, I was looking for artists whose beliefs are embedded in their creative process and who convey a distinct spirituality,” said the exhibit’s curator, Michele Waalkes. “But,” she added, “it’s not about differences. It is about how faith inspires art, and how art can also inspire faith.”

I flew to the opening reception, landing  just before a snowstorm hit. The exhibit was beautifully mounted, with inspired work. I joined the several artists who came to the reception for a gathering at Journeys Gallery nearby.

 

 

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