Monday, December 31, 2018

Thanks for 2018: The Personal Photos We Loved

By Ernest Disney-Britton
Greg Disney-Britton holding his Christmas Day "Soul Gift" - a holy candle for Saint Blanche Devereaux of the Golden Girls.
Art of the religious imagination can soothe and it can bite. It can also make you laugh, providing joy and happiness in a year when they often seemed in short supply. All of those qualities shine through in this year's selection of our favorite photographs capturing our 2018 journey. We gathered the best pictures featuring works of art: Tom Torluemke's "Wedding Bells" at our 10th wedding anniversary; Makoto Fujimura's "Art of the Gospel" as part of Ernest's mom's 80th birthday celebration; and Judith's beheading General Holoferenes by Kehinde Wiley in Charlotte, NC. We can't wait to see what comes in 2019!
On Sunday afternoon, January 28, 2018 Ernest & Gregory Disney-Britton celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with a renewal of our vows before our friends & family at our home church, Life Journey Church in Indianapolis, IN.  
On February 7, 2018, Ernest and his mom, Verneida Britton visited the newly opened Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC and that night saw the Alvin Ailey Dance Company perform at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts/
In March, ceramicst Gary Gee hung one of his skulls at the home of Ernest & Greg Disney-Britton. Big Cheese for the camera. 
Late Spring, Rishard Allen (far left), Ernest's new associate, takes a tour of the PBS studio offices of WFYI with Angelina Ballerina. 
It was June 7 when Greg Disney-Britton delivered 80 home-baked chocolate cookies  to Ernest's mom for her picnic on the riverfront.
Greg and Ernest re-enact Judith beheading General Holoferenes in front of Kehinde Wiley's "Judith and Holofernes" (2012) at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC. 
On July 7th, we presented Verneida Britton this beach towel by Kehinde Wiley for her seventh of twelve 80th birthday parties. 
That's our niece, Tambra Smoot dressed as "Isabella Rossellini" by a team of performance artists in the elevator of a Chicago's The Other Art Fair (Sat., Sept. 28, 2018). 
This is not really our schnauzer (Kasey) but if we'd thought of the idea, we'd have taken the photograph this summer. 
Heading home in the passenger's seat. It's been a long and exhausting year, and Ernest is still smiling