on an experience, art-related

I love the unique power of art to communicate, and was reminded of this love yesterday when I saw an image, a lithograph called “Easter” by Canadian artist Roy Henry Vickers. This image was presented to the Regent community in chapel yesterday by Cheryl Bear. When she attended Regent in the 90s, she was the only Aboriginal person in the community (from my work within the Aboriginal community, I know that it is a remarkable accomplishment for a person of Aboriginal descent to complete high school, much less attend a graduate school). One day, feeling extremely discouraged in her studies, she went to the Registrar’s Office to seek help when she caught sight of this image on the wall. Immediately, she felt welcomed and as if she belonged. Using artistic colours, symbols and methods to capture Jesus offers profound ways to consider our remarkable, and living, God who walked with us in history and is with us today. I love this.

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