Posts Tagged ‘separation between church and state

27
Mar
09

Art History Changed My Direction

During my K-12 education, missing were the Biblical terminology, names and locations that I heard in Sunday school, church and at home. As for most of us, there was a distinct separation between church and state in my educational experience.

Mary Magdalene and the Other Mary at the Tomb

While attending community college, once I had changed my major from elementary education to fine art, I enrolled in a required art history course. For the first time in my entire educational experience, I was learning about Solomon’s temple and the Jericho wall. Names and locations that until now had been withheld from “school” were being spoken in my college classroom. I suddenly realized that I hadn’t completely believed the teachings that were taught at church–that my secular education carried more weight, was more credible–that I associated “truth” with the classroom. As a result of that art history course, I decided to learn “The Whole, Complete Truth” that semester, starting with a Christmas request for a Bible with a concordance. My art history course totally changed the direction of my life and the rest, as we say, is history.

Originally published in Chiaroscuro Magazine now located here at  http://chiaroscuromagazine.wordpress.com/

Mary Magdalene and the Other Mary at the Tomb. Charcoal Pencil.

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25
Mar
09

Carol Taylor Black and White… The ART BLOG!


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WELCOME…  

to Carol Taylor Black and White… The ART BLOG!  I am a visual artist and I love drawing and painting. Although my preferred medium is charcoal pencil on Bristol paper, I enjoy working in Caran d’Ache Aquarelle and mixed media as well.
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