Students, faculty, and staff and their families are invited to submit art by March 17 on the theme of “Reconciling All Things” for the Duke Divinity School Juried Arts Exhibit 2009.
The March 20 – May 21 exhibit will promote theological engagement in a variety of visual media for the enrichment of the Divinity School and Duke University communities, as well as honor the labor and craft of artistic endeavor as Christian vocation and discipline.
Sponsors include the New Creation Arts Group, a new student group; the Duke Center for Reconciliation ; and Jeremy Begbie , professor of theology and director of the Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts.
The theme is drawn from a new book, “A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing,” by Chris Rice  and Emmanuel Katongole , co-directors of the Duke Center for Reconciliation. The theme may be interpreted broadly to engage issues of Christian unity, social justice, creation care, and inter-religious dialogue.
Participants may submit two-dimensional artwork addressing this theme in any medium including textiles, photography, painting, and collage. There is a limit of three submissions per person.
An artists’ reception, which will be open to the public, has been scheduled for March 30, with the first, second, and third place winners to be announced at the Divinity School’s Broadway Revue on April 17. The artwork will be displayed in the seating areas outside of Cokesbury bookstore and in the student lounge, with overflow in the Divinity Student Council office.
For more information, contact Sarah Arthur .