Monday, November 22, 2010

Another friend who illustrates...

I recently came across this exhibition of a friend (click HERE for the website) whom I got to know through my work with the International Arts Movement. Jerry was a fellow board member with Mako Fujimura on the National Endowment for the Arts. In fact I would say Jerry was the one Mako became the closest with (outside the chairman, Dana Gioia) over his years of service. Jerry and his wife Gloria have both been involved in the arts for a very long time. His art has not only a wonderful straightforward quality, one that connects with children, but also a depth that makes you notice that good art is being made here. Added to his desire to produce beautiful things, is a desire also to see more good done as a result of his work; an admirable drive.

So, if you find yourself in western Massachusetts near Stockbridge it might be worth a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Kirk & Sarah

Jerry Pinkney's exhibtion link to Rockwell Museum

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Four Holy Gospels...

Just found out about this newly released short documentary (click HERE to see it) about my friend Mako's project for the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible (click HERE for more info on the project). What's awesome about this work is not only do I (Kirk) know the people in front of the camera, but I also know the guys behind the camera. The director and editor, Brendan and Adam, were students of mine while they were studying at NYU Film School. They were key leaders in the transFORM movement in NYC while I was there. This brings me deep satisfaction to see, AND an abundance of praise to the Creator who is the source of all beauty.

Kirk (& Sarah)

4 Holy Gospels link

Friday, November 5, 2010

EP Mission's Conference...

Hey friends,

Well, we returned Monday afternoon from our trip up north after enjoying a wonderful Fall weekend (see the pics) in Delaware and Maryland. We've already told you on a previous post of our trip to DC to take in some of the art but wanted to give you a brief summary of our time at the EP Church of Newark's Mission's Conference.
We were one among six groups represented at the conference. three from the United States, the rest from a country in Southeast Asia (The country these missionaries were from is a Muslim country). We were honored to be amongst this group of fellow ministers and were encouraged quite a bit in our work by them as well as by the church. I wish I could tell you more about the work of our fellow missionaries in Southeast Asia but I want to minimize publication as much as possible for their safety. Suffice it to say we admire their faith in our Lord and pray for their continued impact.
Sarah and I had an opportunity to talk with the Adult Sunday School on Sunday morning. I shared "5 vignettes of arts and culture" from the Bible and Sarah shared about our ministry and her most recent project the "Perspective Cards". Thank you to all the members of EP who made us feel welcome, and to our fellow missionaries with whom we definitely felt a camaraderie regarding this mission God has placed on our hearts.

Kirk & Sarah