Panel Discussion with Edward Knippers and Collector’s Edition of Monograph
Convergence Arts Initiative invites you to an engaging discussion with Painter, Edward Knippers and distinguished panel members this Friday night at 7:00 PM. The controversial work of Edward Knippers has been described as “too large for homes, too nude for churches, and too religious for public spaces…” Why does this passionate, violent work related to biblical themes elicit such strong response from such diverse audiences?
Join Margaret Adams Parker, Visual Artist and Adjunct Faculty at Virginia Theological Seminary; Glenn Howell, Visual Artist and Teacher; Jerry Eisley, Director of the Washington Arts Group and Fox Hall Gallery; Meagan Clearwood, Director of Audience Engagement for WSC Avant Bard Theatre and others for a panel conversation with the artist about his work and what it evokes followed by questions from the audience.
The free event begins at 6:00 PM with drinks and light appetizers in the Gallery. Edward Knippers will speak at 7:00 PM followed by a panel conversation. The evening will conclude with the opportunity to purchase an autographed copy of Knippers’ new monograph. A special Collector’s Edition of the Monograph (50 copies.) will also be available for pre-purchase. Each Collector’s Edition comes with an original 14” X 11” painting on panel by the artist, and will be housed in an Italian linen clamshell presentation box. The pre-paid, pre-publication price for The Collector’s Edition is $1,000. The post-publication price is $1,800.
The paintings for The Collector’s Edition will be narratives from the Old and New Testaments, collectively conceived of as a predella of the faith. A predella is the physical support on which an altarpiece rests, and is often painted with scenes which explicate the altar’s subject. The Collector’s Edition predella will be accounts from the Bible of God’s interactions with humankind which are the support on which the great altar of our faith rests. Benefactors who choose to buy a copy of The Collector’s Edition will own an original panel from this predella of our faith.
There will also be a Deluxe Edition of the book in a limited edition of 50. Each book will be accompanied by an original signed and numbered woodcut print, designed, cut, and printed by the artist and will be housed in an Italian linen slipcase. The pre-publication price of The Deluxe Edition is $250. The post-publication price is $400.