The Group of Seven – Iconic Artists , part 2 - John Van Sloten

February 24, 2013

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryWeek two of our sermon series on the Group of Seven. On stage, New Hope Church artist Marcia Harris is painting a Turner Valley landscape.

“The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?” He replied, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Those who have will be given more, and they will have an abundance. As for those who do not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables: “Though seeing, they do not see;
though hearing, they do not hear or understand.”
Matthew 13:10-13, TNIV

“Who can look on nature and not see God?
St Hilary of Poitiers (Defiant Spirit, page 287)

“At their most truly prophetic, prophets speak things, that my guess is, even they themselves did not entirely understand, because they are things that are of truth itself, rather than of particular truths. Truth itself, which cannot finally be understood, but only experienced. It is the experience that they stun us with. Speaking it out in poetry, which transcends all other language in its power to open the doors of the heart. The man of sorrows acquainted with grief.... Who can put a word to him and who needs to? They simply hold him up to our gaze and then at their utmost, at their most poetic and powerful, they do not say something as much as they make something happen.”
Frederick Beuchner, page 21, Gospel as Fairy Tale

“Georgian Bay’s wind-sculpted pine trees, clear atmosphere, expanses of water and masses of Precambrian rock seemed to call for the strong outlines, broad patches of colour and dynamic forms that Van Gogh, for example, had used to capture the clear light and gesticulating cypresses in the south of France.”
Ross King, Defiant Spirits, 101

About "The Group of Seven Artists"

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Show Me Your Glory

All Creatures of our God and King

Power of Your Love

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