The Mystical Winepress

The basic idea behind this motiff is that, just as grapes are crushed in a winepress to produce wine, Jesus was crushed on the cross outside the city of Jerusalem to erase all of God the Father’s wrath because of our sins. Jesus is not nailed to the cross. Instead the cross lays on Jesus’…

2022 Art in Bloom – BONUS PHOTOS

Even though Art in Bloom was the main attraction during our last visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Art, it’s impossible not to notice the other incredible art that is on display. Here’s what I found when I wasn’t looking at the flowers. Pretty Pretty 3 and details by Gio Swaby

An Extraordinary Glimpse of Normal

We have a long way to go to get to normal in dealing with the pandemic. A recent visit to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City gave me a small sense of normal and a good taste of what art lovers like me have been missing. As I shared in a post…

And Now the Video Version

Over a year ago I posted about the artwork of Owatonna High School students at the Owatanna Arts Center. Here is a video compilation of that artwork: I think the piece entitled,┬áKobe Bryant by Caedon McCartney is especially poignant in view of Kobe’s untimely passing earlier this year.

Strikingly Different Worldviews

The last segment of the video “Our Created Stars and Galaxies”, produced by the Creation Astronomy ministry, features a series of statements demonstrating the profoundly different worldviews of some scientists and the Bible. First there is this quote from scientist Steven Weinberg in 1993: “It is very hard to realize that this all is just…

Des Moines Art Center

The Des Moines Art Center is an impressive museum featuring buildings designed by some of the most well-known architects of the 20th century; Eliel Saarinen, I.M. Pei and Richard Meier. As these photos show, the art isn’t too bad either. “Rescue 2013” by Nick Cave   “Nude Study for the Burghers of Calais: Pierre de…

Dragons and Dinosaurs

An exhibit at the Creation Museum in Kentucky explores the connection between ancient dragon legends and dinosaurs. Here’s why this is a big deal. If the dragons depicted throughout the world are actually dinosaurs it deals a crushing blow to the theory of evolution, which insists that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago and went…

Porcelain in Motion

Sea-life themed porcelain and stoneware created by the artist Glynnis Lessing was recently featured at the Owatonna Arts Center. In her artist’s statement Lessing speaks of her love for water and the many animals that live in it. Creatures that live in the water are curved and flexible, making them perfect for stretching them onto…

Inkings – the artwork of Rebecca Tombaugh

“I paint with pen and ink. I call them inkings.” So reads the artist statement of Rebecca Tombaugh, an artist I discovered on a recent art outing in Kansas City. The offices of the Buttonwood Financial Group and the Union Hill Animal Hospital are a block apart in the 3000 block of Main Street in…