Members update: Alan Hitching, Terry Ffyffe & Chris Clack

AHMosaicAlan Hitching has recently created a commission for the consecration on 31st July 2016 of Bishop Liverson Mng’onda, Bishop of the Diocese of Taita Taveta in Kenya. Bishop Liverson had admired Alan’s mosaics on an earlier visit to the UK in 2009 and requested a mosaic exploring John 14.6. In his design Alan responded to the fact that Bishop Liverson is nearly blind and is fluent in both Swahili and English. As a result, the mosaic, which will be hung in Bishop Liverson’s home, is highly tactile and incorporates text. Alan has chosen to combine the text ‘I am the way, the truth and the life’ with a visual representation of the Parable of the Sower. The mosaic took nine months to create and make, measures 70cms x 70cms  and is heavily 3D with considerable variety in its surfaces.

IMG_5691The Private View for Terry Ffyffe‘s ‘Painting the Light’ exhibition at 5th Base Gallery will be held from 6.00pm tomorrow (Thursday 15 September 2016). Edward Lucie Smith, who has recently written about the new direction in Terry’s work, and our secretary, Revd Jonathan Evens, will speak at the PV. Two examples of Terry’s new Cosmic Art have been on show in our ‘Reflection’ exhibition and can now be seen in ‘Painting the Light’.

Chris Clack has been invited to contribute work to an exciting new exhibition at the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design which explores the subject of religion through the eyes of seven contemporary artists. Coinciding with the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights and American Democracy Project grants to the university, the UCM Gallery of Art & Design will display the work of national and international artists with this exhibition entitled Medium: Religion. Works made on the subject of religion will be featured. Artists Raudel Arteaga, Chris Clack, Scott Freeman, Kysa Johnson, Tobi Kahn, Justine Kuran, and Tashi Norbu have created artwork for this exhibition meant to inspire, contemplate, and strengthen faith. Medium: Religion can be viewed from 22 September – 28 October 2016.