Chair: Paul Kensinger
DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS, OUR CHURCH AND CENTER ARE CLOSED, AND ANY ART VIEWING EVENTS ARE ON HIATUS.
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July/August Featured Artist
For the months of July and August, 2020 the Art Committee is pleased to present the “THE ANDEAN WORLD” a virtual art show of Artist Adrian Johnson.
As a photographer and anthropologist my goal is to peak interest in a culture through images of its beauty and complexity. By sparking interest and consciousness of the Andean World I hope to contribute to its visibility, vibrancy, and survival.
Do you recognize the Chakana and the words that it is made out of? If you were part of the Andean World you would recognize the people, places, and things in the Chakana word cloud. A person's worldview comes from the figures, stories, concepts, and technology they inherit from their culture. Each photo presented is as packed with meanings and the Andean worldview as the Chakana word cloud. Please take some time googling the words in the Chakana.
In these photos the legacy and vibrancy of the Andean World is Visible. Incan ruins and Quechua and Aymara speakers span from Columbia to Northern Chile and Argentina. Groups from across this region still converge in the ancient Incan capital of Cusco. The first photos are from the Cusco and the Machu Picchu region, then Lake Titicaca and Copacabana Bolivia, and finally the mining city of Potosi. These photos show an Andean World that has survived for 500 years but a world undoubtedly changed by conquest, occupation, mining, conversion, racism, slavery, religious syncretism, and cultural renewal and survival.