The University Library hosts a painting exhibit by Chinese visual artist and professor, He Qi. This exhibit is sponsored with the Global Center as part of their World Christianity Focus event.
Dr. He Qi's art is not new to Samford. His Messiah acquired by Samford in 2004 is currently installed near the Government Documents service counter. His work is reminiscent of stained glass with blocks of vivid color and strong black lines. His paintings tell the stories of the Bible and evoke especially the transcendent message of Christ's love and peace for a world in turmoil.
The exhibition artwork is not for sale. Prints are available from the artist's website He Qi Gallery.
About the Artist
Dr. He Qi is a member of the China Art Association and a former council member of the Asian Christian Art Association (1998-2006). He has spoken and exhibited his art all over the world. He won the 20th Century Award for Achievement in the field of Religious art Theory and Christian Art Creation by the International Biographical Centre Cambridge, England.
Dr. He Qi was the first among Mainland Chinese to earn a Ph.D. in religious art after the Cultural Revolution. He wrote his dissertation while studying at Hamburg Art Institute in Germany, where he was also able to pursue research in medieval art.
Closing date: April 20, 2012
text about the artist provided by Beeson Divinity
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