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World Christianity Focus

Exhibit: March 26 – April 20, 2012

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

photo of Dr. He Qi

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

[web images may show reflective interference and color variations from original artwork]
Esther's Gamble
Calling St. Paul
Red Sea Crossing
After Resurrection
The Risen Lord
Abraham and Angels
Washing Disciples Feet
Sleeping Elijah
The Good Shepard
Samaritan Woman at the Well
'First Stone' Caught in Adultery
Adoration of Magi
David and Jonathan
Jonah and the Whale
Carrying the Cross
Garden of Gethsemane
Ark of Noah
Joshua and Blowing the Trumpets
Spies Return from Canaan
Sacrifice Abraham
Losing Paradise
The Annunciation
Look Toward the Heavens

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