We are so excited for our April event!
As well as our usual dinner and worship, we will be joined by world-renowned artist and calligrapher Timothy Botts. Although some of you may not recognize his name, I am sure you will recognize his work. You can see some examples here:
Here's the really cool stuff --> Not only will Tim be sharing his story of faith and talking about how faith and art weave together, he will also do a live performance; creating a calligraphy work of art live, for us, right on stage. And not only that, he will also be leading us in a creative art project at our own tables!
So come prepared to create!
This will be a truly unique evening and I don't want you to miss it.
Mark it on your calendars today, and invite as many friends as you want!
For those of you who love more information, here's Tim's full bio:
The work of Timothy R. Botts reaches back to letterforms as old as first century and combines contemporary graphic design principles with them in order to express the meaning of great words. He is interested in interweaving background, text and image so that they become one. He is always trying to strike a balance between visual expression and a degree of legibility with the goal of giving a face to that which is spirit.
Tim Botts has a BFA in graphic design from Carnegie-Mellon University during which time he apprenticed in calligraphy with Arnold Bank. He spent three years in Japan teaching conversational English and was influenced by the rich tradition of their brush writing.
He designed more than 600 books for Tyndale House Publishers over 40 years until his retirement in 2012. Ten books of his own work are published, including Doorposts, Messiah, and a Bible illustrated in his calligraphy.
He is a part time instructor with College of DuPage and has taught workshops internationally. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Newberry Library. His newest body of work, based on African American spirituals, was published in 2011 as a book entitled Bound for Glory.
Together with friends, he helped form Masterpiece Ministries in 1995, an outreach to high school students in the arts and is currently their artistic director.
He and his wife Nancy are the parents of three grown children and thirteen grandchildren.