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Contribute to the RezArts Water Theme Exhibit

July 13 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm

We are now accepting submissions of original poetry or artwork for the upcoming RezArts Gallery Water Theme Exhibit. Online submission deadline: Sunday, July 13. 

Water, like fire, can bring both life and death. We drink water, bathe in water, and nurture gardens with water. We need water to live, but we cannot live in water. Submerged, we drown. Floods wreck homes and crops. Thousands die in shipwrecks each year.

The writers of holy scripture engage with water as more than a straightforward material reality. Water is a symbol of life: a life-giving river flows from the new temple (Ezekiel), from those who believe in Jesus (John 7), and from the throne of the Lamb (Revelation 22:1-2).

Water is also a symbol of chaos and death: the earth before creation was chaotic waters (Genesis 1:2); in the flood, these chaotic waters again covered the earth and brought death (Genesis 6); at the Red Sea, the waters destroyed the Egyptian army (Exodus).

We invite you to engage artistically with water in creation, scripture, and church tradition. Enter the tension of contradictory symbols. Sit in awe of the ocean and the God who sets boundaries on that ocean. Rejoice in life-giving streams. Remember your baptism.

Find more details and prompts to help you get started. You may also submit your original poetry or art created within the last five years if it meets the theme and guidelines. Learn more here.


July 13
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
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