Kairos Gallery: Heads, Faces, and Spiritual Encounters

05may6:00 pm8:00 pm6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Kairos Gallery: Heads, Faces, and Spiritual EncountersA New Exhibit in the Kairos GalleryEvent Type Main Events

Event Details

Opening Reception May 5, 6:00 – 8:00PM

Join us for the Opening Reception in the Kairos Gallery with our special guest and guide to the exhibit, Ed Knippers.

  • 6:00 Reception with hors d’oeuvres
  • 7:00 Talk & Guided Tour by Ed Knippers

About the Exhibit

In the history of the human race has there ever been an individual who has not drawn some simulate of a head or a face? From the Neolithic Plastered Skull found in Jericho, Jordan to a child’s earliest markings in the 21st Century it is the face that captures the attention as we try to make sense of our world. Curated by Ed & Diane Knippers, this Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) exhibit, Heads, Faces, and Spiritual Encounters, draws on this fascination of the human heart and mind.

From noted artists such as Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Otto Dix, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Paul Wunderlich, Bernard Buffet, Georges Rouault, Eric Gill, Giovanni Castiglione, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Werner Drewes, and Leonard Baskin to self-taught artists such as Elder Anderson Johnson and Rodney Charles Hardee to anonymous African artists from Ife, Nigeria and the Dan Peoples with many known and lesser-known artists of high quality in between, this exhibition offers a thoughtful and enjoyable glance at the mystery of the human face.

It is hoped that in these forty-some-odd works, differing in conceptions, styles, and media, the viewer will find not only something that will arrest their attention aesthetically but also will intrigue them emotionally and intellectually. Furthermore, we dare hold the aspiration that after seeing Heads, Faces, and Spiritual Encounters that the viewer will never again take the faces of family, friends, and those around them for granted.



(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


St. Andrew's Church - Mt Pleasant

440 Whilden St