Listening to God pays off for struggling artist

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_139289" align="alignright" width="300" caption="LeRone Wilson (Photo: New York Daily News)"][/caption] For artist LeRone Wilson the last few months have been like the happy ending of a harrowing more…

Christian university becomes arts epicenter

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_134295" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Linnea Spransy"][/caption] Looking for an exciting, cutting edge, contemporary art school? Well, until recently one of the last places you would find one was more…

'Jesus' wins world's largest art competition

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_129195" align="alignright" width="200" caption=""Crucifixion" by Mia Tavonatti"][/caption] What if a 13-foot mosaic "Jesus" won the world's largest art competition and no one noticed? While this may be more…

The world's biggest celebrity ever is ...

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_123785" align="alignright" width="200" caption="From 'Sexy Jesus' collection by Anna Stump"][/caption] Current renditions of Jesus in art range from the cloyingly sentimental to glaringly hostile, but at least more…

Christian 'David' takes on PC 'Goliath'

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_120243" align="alignright" width="203" caption=""St. Joseph the Worker" by Michael O'Brien"][/caption] You never know who you may meet mucking around a remote Canadian village. Take Combermere, Ontario, where more…

Don't be fooled by Arab Spring 'freedom'

by Marisa Martin -- Egyptian artists ignited the Cairo uprising last year, and they've kept the coals turned up under the current military regime. Far from drifting into the shadows and returning more…

Cathedral opens doors to art, but not to Jesus

by Marisa Martin -- Contemporary churches that constantly take the pulse of the times can't be accused of missing many trends. One of these is the current near-hysteria over the environment and more…

China shudders at new enemy: 'Crazy Crab'

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_103885" align="alignright" width="207" caption="Free Chen poster by "Crazy Crab""][/caption] Blind human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng and his family are illegally detained and tortured for years in rural more…

America's culture being bought by Russia?

by Marisa Martin -- "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" elegantly sums up the current state of the art market. Dickens' famous quote focused on much more…

Catholic takes on anti-Christian 'art'

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_93680" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Photo: Irving Silverstein, permission silive.com"][/caption] Scott Lobaido has taken on the liberal New York art world in various guises: conservative art activist, infuriated protester, more…