Founded in September 1993, the Gettysburg Seminary Fine Arts Council (FAC) includes artists, seminary faculty, administrative staff, and students. Its primary focus is the visual arts and it is an institutional member of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA). The Council’s activities include the stewardship of the current seminary art collection, and holding exhibits on campus. For these exhibits, the FAC seeks a variety of media and themes with some theological connection. Examples have included works in wood, painting, printmaking, photography, large-scale digital prints, sculpture, mixed media, paraments and assemblages.
Printmaker Brenton Good has a lovely new exhibit "Field Constructions" opening at Elizabethtown College's Hess Gallery (March 18-April 25, 2014). Visit www.brentongood.com/
. The Seminary Fine Arts Council hosted his "Repetitions" in 2011.
See great photos from the Noble Hilye Exhibit
(in the Hagia Sophia) in the blog from Gettysburg Seminary professor Kristin Johnston Largen here
Seminary Ridge Review
now includes a rubric on fine arts and theology. In the Spring 2013 issue Gerald Christianson writes about the Dale Gallon paintings behind the murals for the new Seminary Ridge Museum.
Fall 2012 exhibit:
Framed and unframed prints and cards with some of the icons are available for sale in the Seminary Bookstore
Join us for the opening reception of "Ecumenical Beauty" our fall icon exhibit on Wednesday, October 17 at 4:00pm in the Library Pioneer Room. Read the news release here
. Celeste Lauritsen will give an artist's talk and answer questions. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.
Spring 2012 exhibit:
The Lord’s Prayer
February 22-April 30, 2012
Watercolors and texts by Mary Ryman
Valentine Hall, First Floor
Winter 2011/2012 exhibit:
Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg: Patriarch of the North American Lutheran Church
December 7, 2011-January 10, 2012
An informational traveling exhibit in 20 panels (start inside the main entrance to Valentine Hall and continue to the Library Pioneer Room) produced by the Frankische Stiftung zu Halle.
Fall 2011 exhibit:
An exhibit featuring three textile artists. For more information click here
Dressing Sacred Space: Christina Utsch, Linda Witte Henke, Sue Ann Moore
October 10-December 2, 2011
Opening reception: Tuesday, October 11 from 4:00-6:00pm
Library Pioneer Room
For details contact the office of Communication (717) 334-6286 ext. 2119
Below: photos from the opening reception
Past exhibits include works by
Mary Helene Wagner
The International Center of Bethlehem
Kathy Hettinga (below: Wounded Rising: Holy and Great Saturday, digital print)
Jim Lauritsen (below: Burning Bush, sculpture based on the second O Antiphon)