Moved by the Spirit: Artistic Interpretations on the Life of Jesus

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
collage of images with text about the exhibit

In Moved by the Spirit, artists of different faith perspectives have been invited to take a journey in expressing their art in sacred terms surrounding significant events in the life of Jesus.

This group exhibition brings together twelve artists working in clay, wood, textiles, paper, glass, painting, jewellery and iconography. Each artist has interpreted an event in the life of Jesus within his or her own artistic style and through his or her own faith experience.

Through these works of art, the viewer will be taken on the journey of Jesus “from heaven” as:

  • He is Born of Mary, depicted in a set of three rug hookings;
  • His Early Years in the Temple through two scrolls and a manuscript;
  • His Baptism, depicted through a glass and concrete bowl;
  • His First Miracle at Cana through a clay pitcher;
  • His Sermon on the Mount (The Beatitudes) through a silver neckpiece;
  • His Feeding of the 5000 through a clay sculpture;
  • His Transfiguration through a wall hanging;
  • His Raising of Lazarus from the Dead through a wood funeral urn;
  • His Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem through a stained glass;
  • His Last Supper, Crucifixion and Resurrection through the 14 Stations of the Cross depicted in a set of fifteen ceramic art tiles;
  • His Resurrection Appearances encountering doubting Thomas as seen through an acrylic painting;
  • His Ascension “into heaven” in glory as represented in a Russian-style Icon.
  • Lastly, Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is honoured in a large rug hooking as “Our Lady of the Prairies.”
  • Doris Fulmore
  • Kristina Komendant
  • Janice Stefan
  • Cara Driscoll
  • Judy Zawacki
  • Barb Goretzky
  • Anna Hergert
  • Larry Tessier
  • José Venture
  • Lousie Tessier
  • Roberto López López
  • Jenny Ward