Artist, evangelical leader: How faith and art could cooperate

The Seattle Pacific Art Center hosted Cameron Anderson, executive director of Christians in the Visual Arts, for a series of lectures on art and faith in February.

Cameron Anderson
Cameron Anderson

The visit was sponsored by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Drawing from his recent book, The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts, Anderson led a discussion for the SPU community on the relationship between evangelicalism and art.

Anderson, who has a master of fine arts in painting and drawing and has served as the national director of Graduate and Faculty Ministries for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, also gave two lectures. In one, he talked about how Christians should pursue relationships with each other and their natural environment to combat the consumption, anxiety, and fear encouraged by technology. In the second, he explored the divide between the evangelical church and the world of contemporary artists, ending with a call for Christian artists to look for common ground with their faith traditions and pursue reconciliation in their artwork.

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