Body of Evidence
NOVEMBER 23 3 – 5pm
“Here is an autopsy of my life as a twentieth century woman and an artist; a body of evidence of what I have witnessed and translated, then built through my soul’s perception.” —Karen Swenholt
Karen Swenholt is a figurative sculptor who lives and works in Northern Virginia. Influences from the West Coast’s Bay Area Figurative Movement combine with the emotional power of abstract expressionism from her East Coast studies and origins to form the foundation of Swenholt’s work today.
Join us at Still Point for the opening reception of Body of Evidence on November 23: an exhibit of figurative sculpture by Karen Swenholt. Meet and mingle with the artist in the gallery between 3-5PM.
Enjoy live music, as well as refreshments by Refuge Coffee Company. Free and open to the public. RSVP requested.
Opening Reception with Artist Matthew Doll
+ Live Music by Okcello
July 13, 2019
Join us July 13 for the opening reception of Night, Desert, Garden, a solo exhibition featuring paintings by Matthew Doll of Orvieto, Italy with live music by Atlanta’s own Okcello! Meet the artists and join us for Italian desserts and beverages by Refuge Coffee Company.
More about the artists:
Matthew Doll is an American painter and graphic designer based in Orvieto, Italy. His solo exhibition is an exploration of charged spaces: Night, Desert, Garden. They are landscapes of possibility, places of refuge or exile, distances to be crossed out of necessity or desire. They are places of beauty and hostility, zones of accessibility and fragility. Doll’s paintings were made in a wide context between Jerusalem and Rome, cities celebrated and burdened by their own identities. They include passages that speak peace against the abuse of power, and scenes of impossible areas of trespass. Using loaded place-names and figures, Doll invites dialogue with the places we live and how we share our relationship to it.
Okorie “Okcello” Johnson is an American cellist-songwriter and pioneer of electronic and experimental string music in the United States. His sophomore album marks his evolution as a communicator and a storyteller who reveals personal truths: of time travel, of the African Diaspora, of a deep love for women and of unspoken prayers. Okorie is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Still Point Colloquy
June 27, 2019
The Still Point Colloquy is an annual, intimate gathering of creative voices for a rich engagement of theological questions and liturgy. With artist Marc Chagall as visual guide and conversation partner this year, we will explore the makings of a sacred imagination. Mark the season of Pentecost and the promise of new creation as we traverse the sacred terrain of the imagination with thoughtful lectures from our global team.
For Marc Chagall, this world was filled with reoccurring symbols of his own childhood fantasy, Jewish heritage, and the biblical stories he so loved. His was an imagination that embodied a hope that carried him through World War, personal loss, and the horrific suffering of the Holocaust.
This day-long event takes place in the gallery surrounded by the works of Marc Chagall. Topics will engage the liturgical season and a diverse imaginative terrain. Limited spaces available due to the small and intimate nature of this gathering. Registration includes lunch and refreshments.
Marc Chagall and the Sacred
Opening Reception + Lecture
April 14, 2019
Lecture by Vivian R. Jacobson: 2:00 PM and repeated at 5:00 PM.
Reception between lectures: 3:00-5:00 PM.
Marc Chagall and the Sacred brings together the spirituality and imagination of one of the twentieth century’s most beloved artists. With wit and joy, the art of Marc Chagall is filled with reoccurring symbols of his own visual memory, childhood fantasy, and Jewish heritage.For 40 years, Vivian R. Jacobson has been giving lectures internationally on her experiences with the man who has been called a pioneer of modernism. Sharing recollections of time spent working with Chagall for the last 11 years of his life, Jacobson speaks with unique insight, offering a moving and personal glimpse of the artist and the man.
Due to popular demand, Vivian will give the lecture twice—at 2 PM and at 5 PM—with a reception held between lectures. You are welcome to come to either timeslot.Free and open to the public. Catering by Refuge Coffee Company. RSVP required and appreciated. Due to limited seating, please update your RSVP status if you or your guests are no longer able to attend. Overflow seating will be available.
Gallery Reception & Charity Benefit
December 1, 2018
A collaborative exhibition witnessing to remarkable beauty in the face of suffering.
CRAIG HAWKINS | ELIZABETH JONES
“Beautiful” features photography by Elizabeth Jones and paintings by artist Craig Hawkins. With stunning portraiture in multiple media, the intent of this exhibition is to witness to remarkable beauty in the face of suffering. “Beautiful” also hopes to raise global awareness of burn victims in India.
Join us on Saturday, December 1 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM for a gallery reception with the artists and presentation by director Naomi Zacharias of Wellspring International at 2 PM.
Wellspring International identifies existing organizations aiding women and children at risk, giving financial support and accountability to vetted projects that support education, healthcare, and poverty and war related issues. One hundred percent of donations to Wellspring International directly support vetted and researched projects.
“Beautiful” will be on display at Still Point from November through February. Optional donations pledged at the December 1st reception and throughout the duration of the exhibit will be designated toward the building of a new surgical burn and treatment center in India.
Selfie: Identity at Arm’s Length
September 8, 2018
A group exhibition featuring Atlanta artists engaging themes of identity in their work:
Angela Davis Johnson
Georges Rouault as a Graphic Artist
June 2, 2018
Still Point presents Seeing in the Darkness, an exhibition of works by French artist Georges Rouault (1871–1958) from his Miserere series, etchings from his Fleurs du Mal I series, color aquatint works from The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III series and other intaglio prints. The graphic art in this exhibition, done at the height of the artist’s career, shows how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings and, indeed, saw within this darkness something with which to grapple.
Join us for a public reception June 2, 2018 from 7-9:30 pm with Philippe Rouault, great-grandson of artist Georges Rouault as special guest and art historian Linda Stratford. A presentation engaging the artist and his work will begin at 8:00 pm. This is the largest exhibit of Rouault works to the south and it is the first visit of Philippe Rouault of the Rouault Foundation to Atlanta. Admission is free. RSVP required.
The Still Point Colloquy
March 28, 2018
Seeing Christ in the Darkness:
A Creative Exploration of Holy Week with Artist Georges Rouault
The Still Point colloquy is an intimate gathering of creative voices for a rich engagement of theological questions. Using the resonant elegy of Holy Week and French artist Georges Rouault as our visual guide, Still Point’s first colloquy explored visions of Christ in the darkness as we journeyed together and with the global church toward the cross.