St. George’s, Dayton, is hosting a national traveling art exhibit called “Come to the Table” until May 6. In addition to Sunday mornings, the gallery is free and open to the wider community Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit is made available through CIVA | Christians in the Visual Arts, a non-profit organization founded in 1979 dedicated to exploring and nurturing the relationship between the visual arts and the Christian faith.
Come to the Table features 35 carefully selected works including historical pieces by Albrecht Durer, modernist work by Jasper Johns and Sadao Watanabe, and fresh contemporary pieces created by CIVA-member artists. This work, executed in a variety of media, celebrates both the rich community gathered at the Table of Fellowship and the privilege of meeting with God at his Table of Communion. From Abraham entertaining angels, to Christ’s Last Supper with his disciples, to the great Marriage Feast of the Lamb at the end of time, the table is a rich biblical metaphor. Indeed, the promise of Revelation 19 is that human history will culminate around a table where the people of God are all present. God’s Table is a place of welcome, justice, abundance, and worship.
CIVA “Come to the Table” Exhibit Schedule: April 8 – May 6
Sunday Mornings, 9 a.m. to Noon
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.