Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Art, Anyone?

Do you have examples of your art with Christmas themes? Besides the usual mangers and shepherds, or caroles and egg nog?

Post them as responses here.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

What Do You Do As An Artistic Discipline?

Artistic Discipline?

Musicians play scales? Painters practices strokes? Poets test forms? What do you do?

The easy answer is what you should do. That's not discipline. That's talking about discipline.

I'm looking for great ideas, even unorthodox ones. What do you actually do? How does it help?

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving and Art

Art: A World HistoryWe are thankful to God for giving us life, and the liberty to express our faith in Jesus Christ through art.

These are cold days in Chicago. Keep warm: do art.

What are you working on? Where are you showing/submitting your work?

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Thursday, July 15, 2010


Thursday, July 15, KARITOS CHRISTIAN ARTS CONFERENCE 2010 welcomes the public FREE to their worship evenings.

This is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends to see extraordinary worship arts, including bands, dancers, mimes, banners, calligraphy, graphic arts, sculpture.

Go to for details about location (Living Waters Church in Bolingbrook, times, and the daily schedule of workshops (for which you can still register and yes, pay registration fee).

Timothy Botts and Natalie Lombard will be teaching in the workshops schedule, and assisting in the visual arts critique sessions.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Calligrapher Timothy R. Botts: Bound for Glory - Chicago-Area Show

Artwork by Calligrapher Timothy R. Botts, Inspired by Spirituals, Now on Display
March 18, 2010

New artwork by calligrapher and illustrator Timothy R. Botts will be on display in the Billy Graham Center Museum at Wheaton College through September 8, 2010.

The exhibit, titled, “Bound for Glory: New Work by Timothy Botts” is a collection of more than 30 works of art inspired by African-American spirituals.

An artist’s reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 18, with a performance by members of the Wheaton College Gospel Choir.

“With this new body of work I want to celebrate the incredible gift of music that African Americans gave to the church and to the whole world,” Botts says. “It is especially amazing that these people who, though enslaved by Christians, saw through their hypocrisy and met the real Jesus. I pray that the visual interpretations of this spirit-filled music will be an instrument of healing and reconciliation among us.”

The pieces incorporate influences from traditional American quilts, and from the quilts of the Gees Bend community in Alabama. Botts was also inspired by traditional African art and writing systems, as well as by urban graffiti.

Award-winning author and journalist Patricia Raybon provided captions for the works. Her personal essays on faith, family and race relations have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, USA Today, and other nationally recognized media outlets.

Bound for Glory: New Work by Timothy R. Botts opened March 4, and will be on display through September 8, 2010. Museum hours are Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $4 for general admission, $3 for students and seniors, $1 for children under twelve and $10 for families.

The Billy Graham Center Museum is located at 500 College Avenue in Wheaton (campus map). The museum offers free parking and is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 630.752.5909 or visit
2010: July 15-17