You are invited to an engaging illustrated art lecture, Eternity Then and Now on Sunday, January 18, at 10:00 AM, and to a second different talk on the same topic at 7:00 PM at Laguna Presbyterian Church.
In this two part lecture series, Dr. Wayne Roosa will examine contemporary artworks next to traditional masterpieces to notice the ever-shifting expression and interpretation of eternal ideas. Dr. Roosa will interpret how artists from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras “saw” faith in contrast to how artists of the late Twentieth and early Twenty-First Centuries “see” it. He will explore art from Fish symbols of the second century A.D. in the Catacombs to 21st century images such as Damien Hirst’s diamond covered skull titled, “For the Love of God,” to demonstrate how artists have given visual expression to the meanings of Christianity. This engagement with art and faith across nearly twenty centuries will reflect on the meanings of Christianity and culture.
Dr. Roosa is a well recognized Art Historian, author, Department Chair and professor at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Chair of the New York Center for Art & Media Studies, New York City. He returns to Laguna Presbyterian for his sixth visit, by popular request.
The public is invited to the free lectures in the Parlor of the Church at the corner of Forest and Second Streets, entering via the Rose Garden. A free will donation towards the “Open Door” sanctuary restoration is welcomed. Forfurther information, check the church web site www.lagunapreschurch.org.