“Visual Prayer” virtual interfaith art exhibit
The exhibition Visual Prayer, curated by David Jordan Harris and Deborah Kim Ultan, draws together the artistic and spiritual practices of the Interfaith Artist Circle, a group of nineteen Twin Cities-based artists who understand and experience prayer through multiple paths. Their work reinforces the deep connection between art, healing and spirituality at a moment when our community faces a global pandemic, climate change and acute political and economic unrest. Steeped in traditional theological texts, original poetry, familiar iconography as well as silence and abstraction, Visual Prayer opens a dialogue among faiths while offering space for meditation and reflection. Sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interreligious Studies at the University of St. Thomas, the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at Saint John’s University, and the University of Minnesota-Libraries.