Armenia to Auschwitz: Artists still remember

by Marisa Martin -- George Santayana and David Ben-Gurion shared a common concern – can humans remember? Santayana's now clichéd concern with "those who cannot remember the past … " impelled Gurion more…

From military mom to artist of faith

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_167181" align="alignright" width="187" caption=""Henna Hands," by Shauna Lange"][/caption] Some say the best art is always ornamental: self-reflective, purely for the sake of art and nothing more. While more…

'Biting' back at anti-Christian bias

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_162491" align="alignright" width="109" caption="Brian Sherwin"][/caption] Brian Sherwin is a prodigiously busy man. Commenting on contemporary art on several sites, he hosts a huge following of grateful readers. more…

Olympic-sized art fiasco

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_158675" align="alignright" width="375" caption="2012 Olympic posters"][/caption] 2012 and the eyes of the world turn toward London in anticipation. England's Cultural Olympiad is the largest cultural celebration in more…

World 'paints' Israel with anti-Semitic brush

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_151531" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Jewish artist Marc Chagall"][/caption] The vicious murders at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, leave many shocked, but it's hardly an accidental anomaly. Anti-Semites more…

America's colors: Red, white and porn

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_143859" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Ruben Bolling – Art/photo: GoComics.com"][/caption] It's always a kick to see liberals turning red, white and blue in defense of their personal constitutional rights. more…

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…