World-renowned abstract painter, writer, and culture shaper to speak at Dordt on November 5
- Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2018
- Updated Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Sioux Center, Iowa: The Andreas Center and Dordt College welcome artist Makoto Fujimura to campus. Fujimura will have artwork, featuring recent monotypes and prints from the Four Quartets, on display at Dordt from November 3 to December 1, 2018. Fujimura will speak as part of the First Monday Speaker Series, on November 5 at 11 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. His morning presentation is entitled “Cultural Stewardship.” In the evening, there will be a gallery reception and talk titled “Infinite Grace: An Evening with Makoto Fujimura.” The evening event will be held in the Campus Center Art Gallery at 7:30 p.m.
Makoto Fujimura is a world-renowned abstract painter, writer, and culture shaper. A presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts, Fujimura serves as an international advocate in advising governmental arts policies. He was also named the American Academy of Religion’s 2014 “Religion and the Arts” award recipient. Fujimura’s work has been exhibited at galleries around the world, including New York, Washington, D.C, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Fujimura is also the author of Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture, Culture Care, and Silence and Beauty. He currently serves as Director of the Culture Care Initiative at Fuller Seminary's Brehm Center.
The First Mondays Speaker Series brings scholars, writers, and cultural leaders to Dordt to pursue the common good in society and the church. It is designed to enrich the academic experience and promote Dordt's mission of equipping students, alumni, and the broader community to effect Christ-centered renewal in everyday life.
Both the morning and evening events are free and open to the public. To attend the evening session, please RSVP.