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Touching the Sacred

Opening Reception

William King Museum of ArtInspired by faith, the holy imagery has long been a part of many religions. These gloriously creative representations of the stories and holy beings began as a teaching device for the believers, many of whom were unable to read. Touching the Sacred focuses on imagery from two branches of Christianity ' the Orthodox and the Catholic traditions and how the depictions developed by each are similar and how they differ. These depictions range from paintings of saints, angels, and the Holy Family on canvas, wood, bronze, and tin panels, to carvings of them completely in wood or with modeled heads and hands and cloth bodies which were sumptuously clothed. Over the centuries, these venerated representations of holiness have evolved from teaching tools into a sacred art form.

Cost: Free for Everyone

Download the complete Spring 2018 Arts Array Program at www.vhcc.edu/ArtsArray.

  • All Arts Array activities are free for the faculty, staff and students of Virginia Highlands Community College.
  • Staff members and students of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, including participants in the College for Older Adults who purchase an Arts Array pass, may attend all films and concerts in the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church for free.
  • All films are free for students and staff members of Emory & Henry College and King University.

For additional information about the Arts Array, please contact Tommy Bryant tbryant@vhcc.edu (276) 739-2451 regarding film and drama events and Mary Munsey mmunsey@vhcc.edu (276) 739-2454 regarding concerts

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