Webb Art Teacher Letitia’s Works Part of "Tangibility of Faith" Exhibition in Johnson City
Works by Webb Upper School art teacher Joe Letitia are part of an exhibition at East Tennessee State University’s Reece Museum and the Tipton Gallery in Johnson City. The show, titled Tangibility of Faith: Religion in the Arts in Appalachia and Tennessee, features 16 artists in Appalachia and Tennessee whose works are inspired by their personal spirituality or the faith of surrounding communities.
According to a description posted at locatearts.org, the exhibition’s art depicts abstract and literal interpretations of icons, prophets, and symbols as well as photographs of congregations and places of worship. By incorporating a wide variety of religious expression, the goal becomes fostering a sense of togetherness, community, respect, and learning among all traditions.
Letitia notes that his pieces stem from an earlier Doubting Thomas series he created based on the story of the apostle Thomas’ refusal to believe Jesus’ resurrection until he could see and feel the wounds Jesus received on the cross.
Tangibility of Faith: Religion in the Arts in Appalachia and Tennessee will be held at ETSU’s Reece Museum through February 14, 2019 and the Tipton Gallery in downtown Johnson City through February 22, 2019.
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