Hey there. Our names are Ernest and Gregory Disney-Britton, and we're Christians, blue shirt devotees (see photo below), and collectors of art of the religious imagination. Today, the 40+ religious-themed works in our tiny but growing collection include both established and emerging artists from across the USA, and several other countries including Brazil, Haiti, Mexico, Philippines, and Senegal. A few names in the Alpha Omega Collection that you might recognize are Anila Quayyum Agha, Romero Britto, Nicollo Cosme, Salvador Dali, Tony Melendez, and Tom Torluemke.
|Ernest O. (left) and Gregory A. Disney-Britton (right) at the Indianapolis Museum of Art|
- Mission: We promote artists with religious imagination
- Vision: The art world values religious expression once again
The project logo for AOA is inspired by the labyrinths created by a small group of Christian idealists called the Harmony Society from 1805-1905. Most people today know of the Harmony Society labyrinths from the large hedge formation they created in New Harmony, Indiana around 1815. Like the Harmonists, we value "harmony" as a guiding principle. Lastly, we run Alpha Omega Arts based on ten values: (1) Order;
(2) Faith; (3) Creativity; (4) Tradition; (5) Renewal; (6) Hope; (7) Humility;
(8) Collectivity; (9) Anti-censorship; and (10) Equality.
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Alpha & Omega Project for Contemporary Religious Arts
c/o Indiana Interchurch Center
1100 W. 42nd Street, Room #110
Indianapolis, IN 46208