Sunday, August 28, 2016

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

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By ErnestGregory Disney-Britton
"A Little More Suffering From The Hand Of God" (2016) by Tom Torluemke. Watercolor
The hand of God is a symbol of God’s guidance, instruction, and discipline. The more we recognize the hand of God, the better we will be able to follow His lead. Indiana-based artist Tom Torluemke has created a new watercolor that is a perfect reminder: "A Little More Suffering From The Hand Of God" (above). Did you know that there are 122 Bible verses about the "Hand Of God"? Well, quite a few of them are about authority and punishment, and in this case, it's not pretty.
Tom Torluemke and Ernest Disney-Britton at Friday's book launch held at Firecat Projects Gallery, Chicago, IL
During Tom's 30-year career, he has become widely known for his illustrative style, and no holds barred approach to social issues including religious concerns. This past Friday we attended Tom's book launch of "Symptoms" in Chicago featuring his 2011 drawings when he explained that "Hand of God" is part of a new series to be exhibited in 2017. While we all wait for 2017, his new limited edition book is available today with packaging designed by the "Hand of Tom."
Quinton Ford, Gregory Disney-Britton (Holding new book, "Symptons"), Ernest Disney-Britton, and Linda Doorman
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Guests walked all over people on the margins during Torluemke book launch and exhibition