Journey of Faith 

September 14 – October 14, 2012

Attesa IV by Michelle Arnold Paine

Join us for an Opening Reception

Friday, September 14 at 7pm

Free and open to the public


The OSilas Gallery at Concordia College–New York invites you to embark on a Journey of Faith

Throughout art history, religion has played a vital role in providing artists with spiritual and intellectual resources. Artists have responded with works that honor religious traditions as well as invite reflection.

This fall at OSilas Gallery, the relationships between religion and art will be featured in the exhibition Journey of Faith. The exhibition will highlight the creation of visual interpretations of Christian faith. Journey of Faith will consist of two complementary exhibitions. One will take a narrative journey through art inspired by the Gospels and the other will be a  modern journey of faith undertaken by four Bronxville congregations and a number of regional artists.

The Bronxville Reformed Church, Christ Church, Saint Joseph’s Church, and Village

Organ Pipes by Luis Perelman

Lutheran Church have collaborated with OSilas Gallery to create a community dialogue that explores the concept of faith and visual art. As part of the Journey of Faith, these four congregations have opened their doors and invited participating artists to reflect and be inspired by the art and architecture found within the worship space. Artists have created an original work of art in response to their experience. Members of the community are invited to join into the dialog of Journey of Faith by reflecting on these finished works of art.

Participating artists include Elena Agostinis, La Thoriel Badenhausen, Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Joseph Dermody, Randy Frost, David Galalis, Mary Mihelic, Michelle Arnold Paine, Leslie Pelino, Luis Perelman, Gene Schmidt, Vadis Turner, and Joanna Wezyk

Jesus Feeds the 5000 by Laura James

As part of the Journey of Faith, an ancillary exhibition will also be on display and is on loan from CIVA – Christians in the Visual Arts. The CIVA exhibition is titled Seeing the Savior: Images From the Life of Christ. It is comprised of 35 insightful and colorful interpretations of the birth, ministry, passion, ascension, and return of Christ masterfully portrayed by 13 artists from a variety of artistic and ethnic backgrounds. Seeing the Savior is curated by Sandra Bowden.

Participating artists include: Laura James, Viera Hlonikova, Rudolphy Bastic, Sadao Watanabe, Anne Brink, Jim Janknegt, and several well-known CIVA artists such as Edward Knippers, Bruce Herman, Tanja Butler, Nancy Goes, Wayne Forte, John August Swanson and Joan Bohlig.



Gallery Events

Children in the Gallery: ARTyFACTS
Saturday, September 22, 3:30-5pm

Join us in the Gallery to explore the Exhibition, followed by a hands-on art project inspired by the exhibit. The event is free for children ages 5-10, accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Please Call (914)395-4520 to RSVP

Gallery Talk
Patricia Pongracz – Acting Director of Museum of Biblical Art
Sunday, September 23, 12:30pm

Reservations Required Please Call (914)395-4520 to RSVP

Lunch will be available for purchase

Gallery hours:

Tuesday – Friday 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday 12:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 2:00pm – 5:00pm