Virginia ‘Steward’ in exhibit

 

"The Steward" by Lynn Goldstein.

“The Steward” by Lynn Goldstein.

Studio Artist at the Workhouse Arts Center, Lynn Goldstein was chosen as one of 15 artists in the United States to participate in an art exhibition designed to bridge the divide between East and West. Her titled piece,, “The Steward” was completed for this humanitarian and multi-national exhibition, “Amen-A Prayer for the World,” currently taking place at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC through October 6, 2014. Goldstein was chosen as one of 15 artists in the United States to participate in this an art exhibition. The others were from the United Kingdom (2), France (1) and from Egypt (30) to comprise a total of 48 pieces. The artists come from Christian, Jewish and Muslim backgrounds.

     Each of the 48 participating artists were given life-size fiberglass sculptures in one of four poses of prayer to paint or decorate as they wished. The “model” used for each sculptural prayer form is a contemporary representation of Amun, the deity of ancient Thebes in the 11th dynasty (c. 21st century BC), who is considered the first to guide religion toward monotheism.

     Goldstein recognized right away that the pose chosen for her was perfect for her concept, which utilized trees, a subject used frequently in her landscape work, as the central imagery to symbolically indicate that each of us are stewards of one another and of our world.

     This marks the 6th year of the Caravan art exhibitions and the first year that Goldstein has participated. This Caravan art exhibition exhibit will then move to the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City on October 12 through November 6, 2014.

Check out Lynn Goldstein's blog to see The Steward's detail.

Check out Lynn Goldstein’s blog to see The Steward’s detail.

     For more information about Caravan, see www.oncaravan.org as well as www.lynngoldstein.com.

     Editor’s note: These exhibitions were founded in Cairo, Egypt and seek to use the arts as a bridge for intercultural and inter-religious exchange, with the goal of enhancing understanding, respect and deepening friendship between the cultures and creeds of the Middle East and the West. The curators for the exhibition were the Caravan founder, Paul-Gordon Chandler and Egyptian artist, Reda Abdel Rahman.




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