Loving the Hard Stuff: Raising up young artists with a prophetic voice

Thursday, June 25 | 3:30-4:15pm

The Arts in CCE are too often expected to be benign, smilingly decorative, color-coordinated with the couch or family-friendly down to the Pre-K show-attendees. Have we lost our God-ordained prophetic edge? How can we effectively dig deeper, raise hard issues, ask tough questions without losing our audience? What does “age appropriate” mean? Could our students go out into this world as artists to be reckoned with, “dangerous for good?”

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Brendan Jamieson

Brendan Jamieson has served as pastor of Arts and Community Formation at All Souls Charlottesville for 10 years. Along with being a pastor, Brendan is also a musician. He has written and recorded numerous albums over the past 20 years. He loves the Church, loves people, loves being a pastor, and loves music.

Cody Miller

Cody F. Miller is a mixed media artist who resides in Columbus, Ohio. He works with magazine collage, acrylic paint, and charcoal. The patterns and odd configurations he stumbles upon are an integral part of conveying the endless layers of humanity. His work has been shown in numerous exhibits, such as “Havana/ConnectArt” in Matanzas, Cuba, “The Best of 2019” at the Ohio Craft Museum and the Springfield Museum, and a Solo Exhibition, “Sojourners,” at the Hayley Gallery in New Albany, Ohio. He is represented by the Hudson Gallery in Sylvania, Ohio. Awards include Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in 2002 and 2018, the Collector’s Award for Excellence at the Ohio Craft Museum’s “The Best of 2019,” Juror’s Choice 2D Award at the 2018 Columbus Arts Festival, Best of Show in 2001 and 2012 at the Westerville Arts Festival. Cody was the art instructor at United Cerebral Palsy from 1995-2001 and has currently been teaching at The Goodwill Art Studio from 2011 to the present.