Beauty Given by Grace: the Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe
Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe brings together fifty stencil prints, calendars and cars on biblical themes from the collections of Sandra Bowden and John A Kohan.
Japan’s foremost Christian artist, Sadao Watanabe (1913-1996) converted from Buddhism to Christianity at 17 years old. He combined his new faith with an interest in preserving the traditional Japanese folk art of katazome stencil dying by creating colorful representation of biblical scenes that he hoped would speak to his people. The works on display places these biblical scenes in a Japanese context. In The Last Supper (1981) Watanabe depicts the disciples in kimono. On the table are bottles of sake and sushi.
This exhibit is free and open to the public Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m.. to 2:00 p.m. You may also visit the exhibit on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public