Revolution and Rebirth:
The Christian Art of Huibing He
on display at the Institute of Sacred Music
409 Prospect Street, New Haven
November 12, 2007 - February 22, 2008 on weekdays from 9-4
Reception for the Artist: Thursday, November 15 from 4:30 to 6
Revolution and Rebirth: The Christian Art of Huibing He will be on display at Yale Institute of Sacred Music weekdays from 9 to 4 from November 12, 2007 – February 22, 2008.
Huibing He is the current artist in residence at the Overseas Ministries Study Center, whose work has been exhibited in China, Austria, and the United States as well as published in more than a dozen books and magazines. “Art has been a very important spiritual journey for me,” she says, reflecting on the beauty she discovers in both nature and people as seen through her art, which is “the way I found consolation and spiritual strength” during a difficult childhood in Guangzhou, in southern China.
In the wake of the Cultural Revolution, Huibing eventually overcame the atheism promoted by the Communist regime. She encountered Christianity when the church was reopened in China in 1980, and embraced the message of the Gospel, pursuing her theological education in China in order to share her newfound faith. She has since devoted her life and her art to ministry.
The exhibition is presented by Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the Overseas Ministries Study Center with support from Yale Divinity School. There will be a reception in honor of the exhibition and the artist on Thursday, November 15 from 4:30 – 6 in the Great Hall of the Institute at 409 Prospect St. Free parking is available. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.