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MAKE GOOD Lecture: Art, Gardening & The Gospel

8:00 pm

Online at Zoom

Lecture with Makoto Fujimura and author/musician Andrew Peterson.

Tickets available at eventbrite here.

From the moment of creation and the garden of Eden to the garden city of the New Jerusalem, God’s Word presents a symbiotic relationship between human beings, the natural world and artistic expression. In Christ all things are made and redeemed through his cross.

Join us as we discuss how artists today might draw from this eternal reality that art, gardening and the gospel matter in the Kingdom of God.


Zoom Meeting ID: 856 1652 6407

Passcode: 704017


Fujimura graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University, then studied in a traditional Japanese painting doctorate program for several years at Tokyo University of the Arts with several notable artists such as Takashi Murakami and Hiroshi Senju. His bicultural arts education led his style towards a fusion between fine art and abstract expressionism, together with the traditional Japanese art of Nihonga and Kacho-ga (bird-and-flower painting tradition). Fujimura’s art has been featured widely in galleries and museums around the world, and is collected by notable collections including The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, The Huntington Library as well as Tikotin Museum in Israel.

As well as being a leading contemporary painter, Fujimura is also an arts advocate, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural influencer. Fujimura founded the International Arts Movement in 1992, now IAMCultureCare, which over sees Fujimura Institute. In 2011 the Fujimura Institute was established and launched the Four Qu4rtets, a collaboration between Fujimura, painter Bruce Herman, Duke theologian/pianist Jeremy Begbie, and Yale composer Christopher Theofanidis, based on T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets.

Fujimura also co-founded Kintsugi Academy with Kunio Nakamura, a Kintsugi master, and his wife, Haejin Shim Fujimura, an international attorney and CEO of Embers International, serves as the President of Kintsugi Academy.


Andrew Peterson is an award-winning singer-songwriter and author. The second book in his Wingfeather Saga, North! Or Be Eaten (2009) won the Christy Award for Young Adult Fiction, and the fourth, The Warden and the Wolf King (2014) won World Magazine’s Children’s Book of the Year in 2015.

In 2008, driven by a desire to cultivate a strong Christian arts community, Andrew founded a ministry called The Rabbit Room, which led to a yearly conference, countless concerts and symposiums, and Rabbit Room Press, which has published thirty books to date.

He’s been married for 24 years to his wife Jamie, with whom they have three children. His eldest is an animation student at Lipscomb University, his second son is a touring drummer and record producer, and his daughter recently released her first album. In his spare time Andrew keeps bees, builds dry stack stone walls, gardens, draws, and sleeps.

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