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Works of painter Christina Saj exhibited at Columbia Theological Seminary through January 8

2011-11-28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Decatur, GA. “On a Wing and a Prayer” is the theme of an exhibit featuring the works of painter Christina Saj in the Harrington Center on the Columbia Theological Seminary campus through January 8, 2012. Visitors are welcome to view the exhibit between 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M., Monday – Friday. For more information, call 404-687-4577 or e-mail lifelonglearning@ctsnet.edu.

Early in her career, Christina Saj mastered the technique of Byzantine icon painting. This traditional influence was balanced by simultaneous work with contemporary artists in New York. Ms. Saj’s work bridges the disparate aspects of both worlds in order to create a new interpretation of traditional themes and subjects. Her work has been widely exhibited including such venues as the American Bible Society; Union Theological Seminary; The Ukrainian Museum in New York; Museum of Cultural Heritage; Kiev Ukraine; the American Embassy in Qatar; and the White House. Her works reside in private and museum collections in the US and abroad. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence and an MFA from Bard College.

“These pieces explore images inspired by angels, who protect and shelter us, inspire prayer and hopes for divine intervention,” says Ms. Saj, who lives and works in New Jersey. “Negotiating the pitfalls of daily existence in contemporary life, I come to this series of drawings hoping for little glimpses of hope, comfort and understanding.”

Information about the seminary exhibit, including images, may be viewed at www.christinasaj.com/1105. The generous support of Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA, makes the exhibit possible. The church is hosting the primary Atlanta exhibit of Christina Saj’s works, “Angels, Shepherds and Kings.”  For additional information, visit www.cpcatlanta.org and visit the artist’s website www.christinasaj.com/1056.

Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, GA, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The seminary offers seven graduate degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Master of Arts in Practical Theology, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Educational Ministry, and Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling. Currently 421 students are enrolled, representing 30 denominations, 34 states, and 10 countries. More information about Columbia:http://www.ctsnet.edu


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