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The Convergence Arts Initiative Presents
In All Things

An Exhibit of Photography and Prints by Glenn Howell

Exhibit: September 2 – October 29, 2016
Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, September 16, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 PM


Triptych 3, Glenn Howell
Alexandria, VA – (August 2016) Glenn Howell spent his childhood in the woods of the Ohio River watershed near Steubenville Ohio. These moments as well as the contrasting visions of the steel mills whenever his family went into town made up his childhood landscape. Art became a way for him to “transcend to something other” very early in life and he’s continued that pursuit ever since.

From September 2 – October 29, 2016 The Convergence Arts Initiative will feature the work of artist and educator, Glenn Howell in his latest exhibit, “In All things.” The title of Howell’s photography and print show reflects the diversity of his image making and his belief in the promise of redemption of all things. It is a juxtaposition of the “dystopian” elements seen in our world with a vision of Heaven as evidence of God’s grace.  An opening reception and artist’s talk will be held on Friday, September 16 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

“I make art to communicate my sense of wonder. Light and time are intrinsic to photography and can become metaphors of spiritual experiences. Because it is a recording mechanism as well as a manipulable medium, photography has the ability to “translate” the spiritual aspects of the physical world. I believe light is something that is present in both the spiritual and physical dimensions. As a Christian, I’ve become aware of God’s presence in the things I “see” in my life that allude to what is “unseen.” –Glenn Howell

Visit the “In All Things” exhibit page here…

Rising, Glenn Howell

In 1974, Glenn attended to Asbury College to study for the ministry and discovered that ministry was not restricted to the pulpit. He eventually majored in art and studied under Rudy Medlock and Ed Knippers. He finished a BFA in studio art and photography at Youngstown State University and moved to Minnesota to teach art in a Christian school.

Glenn moved to Virginia in 1993 and worked in various art/photography related fields while continuing to pursue the art-making. He is now attempting to incorporate creativity, imagination, and a fascination with beauty into the education of young people at Fresta Valley Christian School in Marshall, VA. Glenn’s work has been shown in a multitude of exhibits across the country and his work is in many private collections.

For more information and images of Glenn Howell’s work please visit his website at www.gohowell.com

Gallery Hours: The exhibit is open to the public Fridays 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturdays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and by appointment. 703-998-6260 or danabh@ourconvergence.org.

Reception and Artist Talk: Friday September 16, 2016 7:00-9:00 PM. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

About Convergence:

The Gallery at Convergence holds regular exhibits by professional and emerging artists on themes of spiritual and cultural engagement as well as youth shows and open calls around a theme. Events are held surrounding exhibits to promote community dialogue.

The Convergence Arts Initiative is a creative community of people valuing the arts, spirituality, diversity and exploration. We believe that imagination and creativity are spiritual matters and that their cultivation is essential to the human experience. While the Church at Convergence is a Christian church, we invite and welcome all people to participate and take advantage of our spaces and programs designed to inspire, restore and catalyze our creative and spiritual lives. Our slogan is “Creating Better Together” because we honestly do believe we create better when we are working together in a diverse community of perspectives and backgrounds. And, together we can create better in our world. Convergence is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. Please visit our website for more information about how we can work with you: www.ourconvergence.org

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