Anderson, Indiana

AU welcomes Sandra Bowden for VisionRevision

Tue, 2013-03-26 09:28 -- univcomm
Sandra Bowden
March 26, 2013

Anderson University will welcome visual artist Sandra Bowden to campus Thursday, March 28 for VisionRevision. Bowden will speak during chapel at 11 a.m. in Reardon Auditorium.

Bowden has been interpreting scripture and her own spiritual walk through mixed media for more than 40 years. She has been acclaimed as one of the most unique impressive and inspiring Christian artists in America. Bowden's work has been featured in books, magazines, and gallery shows in the United States, Canada, Italy, and Israel.

Her work fuses the vivid yet traditional imagery of the Old Testament — stone tablets and artifacts, Hebrew inscriptions, architectural depictions — with images of Christ's passion, important music scores, and God's natural creations. She has issued several series of artworks over the years: crucifixion scenes, artistic use of text and color, new interpretations of classic religious artwork, even altered books with applied textures and hues.

"My Christian faith has been the driving force behind my art," Bowden says. "I look at the making of a piece of art as a kind of doxology, a prayer or conversation with God. I don't mean this in any mystical way, but my ideas come out of my theology and thoughts about God. I am somewhat of a theologian, but one who translates those interpretations into visual form."

On Tuesday, April 2, Campus Ministries will lead the second VisionRevision chapel, which will focus on the phrase "Life without revision will silence our souls." The student-led chapel will include a video featuring students answering the question, "Where have I avoided revision?"

Vision Revision is an annual campus opportunity to discuss faith through the arts. To learn more about VisionRevision, contact the AU Campus Ministries Office at (765) 641-4203.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of about 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.