Filling Blank Spaces
Filling Blank Spaces
"How-To" Work With Visual Artists In Your Church by Michael Winters
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Filling Blank Spaces addresses a topic that usually gets blank stares in the church world. But Winters is a seasoned veteran of arts ministry and has developed a premier arts and culture movement in the United States, without elaborate budgets or celebrity cameos. Instead, this guide gives a “How-To” approach to understanding visual art as for and from the local church, steering clear of both low-brow kitsch and obscure couture. If you are ready to start engaging a wider, and often under-reached, swath of your city, while awakening creative force within your local church, then this book is for you.
"For the relationship between artists and church leaders to flourish, there is a need for wise diplomats who understand both communities and, even better, who love both communities. They also need to know what they are talking about. They need clear-headed ideas and a concrete sense of the practical dimension of this joint work. This is what we have in Michael Winters' book, "Filling Blank Spaces." Michael is a winsome, generous-spirited mediator who has produced an excellent resource that will no doubt be helpful to many church communities." — David Taylor, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Director of Brehm Texas
Michael Winters is the Director of Arts and Culture at Sojourn Community Church – Midtown in Louisville, KY where he lives with his wife Shanaka and son. Sojourn Arts and Culture cultivates and celebrates good artistic work through exhibits, events, blogs, and community projects with creative work that honors God, serves people, and restores creation. He owns the Material Print Shop, is a graduate of the University of Louisville (BA in Fine Arts), and his photography has been on display at Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville Visual Art Association, Union University, Georgetown University, among other galleries.
Instagram at @sojournarts and runs sojourn-arts.com