Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Starting an interfaith dialogue by collecting religious art

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
Showing Our Walls
By Ernest Disney-Britton
Greg Disney-Britton stands flanked by art in the living room of his Indianapolis home
INDIANAPOLIS, IN---A week ago, on Epiphany Day a Christmas tree stood in the spot where Greg Disney-Britton was photographed in his downtown Indianapolis home. He is flanked on his right by Tom Torluemke's "Let Freedom Ring, The Wedding Bells" (2011) and to his left by Anila Quayyum Agha's "Moon Beam For My Love 1" (2016). It is representative of a  recurring theme in the Disney-Britton collection. It is an ongoing dialogue between Christian art and the art of other faiths including Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, and Jewish. The Torluemke was purchased to celebrate the freedom to marry when it became the law of the land; and the Agha work was purchased because of its message about interfaith dialogue and religious tolerance.
Tom Torluemke's "Let Freedom Ring, The Wedding Bells" (2011)
Anila Quayyum Agha's "Moon Beam For My Love 1" (2016)