Sunday, November 4, 2018

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK - #AOP2018 WINNER

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
"PULSE Nightclub: 49 Elegies" by John Gutoskey selected for the 2018 Alpha Omega Prize for contemporary religious art
Yesterday, we gathered with family in Cleveland for the funeral of our Aunt Carlene Britton (1945-2018). It’s been that kind of fall. So, it’s fitting that today’s art of the week is a visual poem for the dead. This week, we also announced that Alpha Omega Arts followers selected printmaker John Gutoskey as recipient of the Alpha Omega Prize for promoting religious dialogue. His monoprint honors the 49 souls massacred in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016. That makes John Gutoskey’s “Pulse Nightclub: 49 Elegies” our art of the week.

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Aunt Carlene and Uncle Charlie at party
Aunt Carlene and her son, cousin Michael Britton at his wedding a while back
Cousin Michael, and his dad, Charles Britton at Michael's wedding
Uncle Charlie and cousin Michael at funeral home on Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
Family photo in entry of funeral home on Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
Family photo in entry of funeral home on Sat., Nov. 3, 2018 (We are in the last row...fuzzy)
Left to Right: Two longtime friends of Aunt Carlene, and Uncle Charlie and cousin Gina, his oldest daughter on Sat., Nov. 3, 2018