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Soichi Watanabe

Exhibit: April 7 – 17, 2009

Samford University Library hosts oil paintings by Japanese artist Soichi Watanabe

This exhibit is part of The Art in April, experiencing Christianity in art from around the world, sponsored by The Global Center at Beeson Divinity School.

Resurrection (Luke 24:30), Artist Soichi Watanabe The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17), Artist Soichi Watanabe The Bamboo- Emptiness, Flexibility, Strength: Holy Spirit (Philippian 2:6), Artist Soichi Watanabe The Coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4), Artist Soichi Watanabe The Vine- Unity with Jesus (John 15:5), Artist Soichi Watanabe The Word Became Flesh and Lived Among Us (John 1:14), Artist Soichi Watanabe

The oil paintings are showcased on the second floor in the Reading Room.

Closing date: April 17, 2009.

About the Artist

Artist, Soichi Watanabe Soichi Watanabe is from Saitama, Japan. He is currently the artist in residence at the Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven, Conn. He teaches at a private art school that he started in 1982. Watanabe's oil paintings have been displayed in numerous solo exhibitions.

In his book Jesus Walking with Us (2004), Watanabe writes, "In retrospect I realize that [my works] are my own humble responses to God's calling in my life... The images are often given to me through the words of God, at worship services on Sundays, and during my daily devotion."


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