Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Alpha & Omega Project for Contemporary Religious Arts Names Artist of Year for 2017: Kelvin Burzon

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2017 Artist of the Year for Contemporary Religious Art: Kelvin Burzon for Noli Me Tangere
This past Spring, when photographer Kelvin Burzon displayed his provocative Noli Me Tangere (Latin) at an Indiana University art gallery, he could not have expected the positive response he would receive. This month, Alpha Omega Arts subscribers voted Cincinnati-based Kelvin Burzon as the 2017 Artist of the Year for Contemporary Religious Art for his exploration of Christ through the lens of race and sexual orientation. Over the next few weeks, we'll share more about your subscriber choice, as well as the two jury-selected honorees: "Abdulnasser Gharem: Pause" as the Museum Exhibition of the Year, and Pope Francis as the Clergy Advocate of the Year.

Noli Me Tangere, “touch me not” or “don’t thread on me,” (2015-2016)
"Pietà" by Kelvin Burzon in Noli Me Tangere