The Still Point Colloquy

March 28, 2018

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Seeing Christ in the Darkness: A Creative Exploration of Holy Week with Artist Georges Rouault

Rouault, Miserere #28
Rouault, Miserere #28

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 will explore visions of Christ in the darkness as we journey together and with the global church toward the cross.

This event has been crafted with artists in mind, creatives who find themselves drawn to the intersections of darkness and beauty, suffering and salvation. Fellow artist Georges Rouault resisted the fashions of his contemporaries and often chose religious matters for his subjects. Yet, though a life-long Roman Catholic, the church largely stood in opposition to his art, resisting the darkness in his work. It was not until much later that the church came to see the depths of Rouault’s vision as an artist drawn to Christ as one who doesn’t bypass the darkness but takes us through it.

Mark the dark and beautiful occasion of Holy Week this year by seeking Christ through the darkness with incredible speakers from our global team, including Margaret Manning Shull, Mari Ovsepyan, Jill Carattini, Cameron McAllister, Jo Vitale, and Lowe Finney.

Limited spaces available due to small nature of this gathering.

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Location: Zacharias Institute 3755 Mansell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022


JUNE 2, 2018 7-9:30 PM EDT


Join us for a public reception June 2, 2018, from 7-9:30 pm EDT with Philippe Rouault, great-grandson of artist Georges Rouault. Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

Seeing in the Darkness includes 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

Rouault’s works often portray the human devastation and spiritual longing felt in Europe during World War I and leading up to World War II. 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.