Monday, September 27, 2010

"Crucified Stuffed Bunny" Art Talk at BAC Gallery, North Adams, 9/30/2010, 7:30 p.m.

Brian Handspicker advises:

The Berkshire Artists Colony is hosting an Art Talk on Bruce MacDonald's "Crucified Stuffed Bunny" Thursday September 30, 2010, 7:30pm at the BAC Gallery, 107 Main Street, North Adams MA.

"Crucified Stuffed Bunny" has been visible in the window of the BAC Gallery throughout this past summer. The work has been widely admired by visitors to the gallery - either for what they perceived as humor in its Mercer Mayer style or as commentary on the "secularization and commercialization of religion" motifs. However there are some members of the North Adams community that have expressed dismay at the religious symbolism in the painting.

This Art Talk will explore both the theological issues and artistic issues that the piece raises. We will have a panel of local religious leaders and art leaders who will speak on their reactions to the work from the perspective of theology, social commentary in the arts, theology in the arts, etc. We will then encourage group discussion with the audience.


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