Scribes of Hope II


Prince of Peace was blessed to host the Scribes of Hope traveling exhibit from CIVA -- (Christians in the Visual Arts). exhibit from October 8 to October 29, 2017.  Download exhibit details poster here.

All three Abrahamic faiths emphasize the importance of the written word. Following the work of its original authors, generations of scribes faithfully transcribed these words on parchment and paper and honored the text by illuminating it. For today’s calligraphers there exists a tension between traditional commitments to create work that is legible and a more contemporary view that emphasizes expressing the spirit of the text. Scribes of Hope II embraces this tension. This exhibit features 31 works across a wide range of approaches including: traditional lettering and illumination; artist books and letterpress work showcasing fresh directions in calligraphic design; and letters created by hand and then digitally scanned for further alteration.

CIVA Traveling Exhibits - Scribes of Hope II - Tim Botts
Timothy Botts, Requiem (detail)

Scribes of Hope II

31 works by contemporary calligraphers curated by Timothy Botts

Exhibit made available through CIVA -- Christians in the Visual Arts

Exhibit Opening Sunday, October 8, 1-4pm

Sunday, October 8, 4pm

The Power of the Word – A Hymn Fest in Four Movements

Art, Music, and Readings

Narrated by Pastor Rachel Laughlin & Sister Nancy Brousseau

Reception to follow

Sunday, October 15, 4pm  

Vater Unser –Words and music written and composed by Martin Luther --

Illuminating the Lord’s Prayer for Germans in the 16th Century

Janet Hill, Organist

Reception to follow

Sunday, October 22, 4pm

Sound and Spirit of Kalamazoo –Michigan Festival of Sacred Music

Elizabeth Start, Director

Reception to follow

Open gallery times:

Sunday, October 8, 15 and 22 -- 1pm - 4pm

Tuesday, October 10, 17, 24 -- 1pm - 3 pm by appointment (call 269-343-3453)

Friday, October 13, 20 & 27 -  5pm – 7pm

Exhibit Closing Sunday, October 29, Noon – 2pm

For question contact the Prince of Peace Office Administrator, Tamara Preston, 269-343-3453

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Jeanette Field -

Marilyn Storch-

Jeanette Field, Marilyn Storch

Scribes of Hope Coordinating Members         

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