30 May 2010

Day IIII: the colorful city

I spent the morning of the fourth day at the odgen museum of southern art. From the get-go I realized two things: the difference use of color in southern art and that the narratives of the pieces were the narratives of poor people. I was introduced to artists I had never heard of and subjects I had not thought of before. I realized how word-centered my sermons and thinking had become. What pictures have I created? When I looked at the vibrant kids art I realized how little I develop a sermon with the energy of kids in mind.

After three hours I hopped back into the semi-mature German engineered sedan and headed up the avenue to the Loyola University Library to begin processing all of the artifacts, notes, and ideas I had accumulated.


hjacmc said...
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hjacmc said...

Excellent gallery, don't you think? Commenting about kids' art, let me share this. Today's cryptogram (yeah, I like doing puzzles) in the local paper was: "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Pablo Picasso

g. travis norvell said...


I was really impressed with the gallery. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. i couldnt get over the quality of the art. i am still trying to figure out how to weave in the elivs, lee and jesus trinity painting into next year's trinity sunday sermon.

Carol said...

i'm so glad you liked the ogden. it's my favorite museum!