Come! The Table is Ready

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Come! The Table is Ready

Come, for all things are now ready. Luke 14:17

 

Come! The Table Is Ready is an invitation to celebrate gathering with family and friends, but also with those of common faith around the table of our Lord. The table is one of the foremost places of human connection. It is a rich biblical metaphor, a place of gathering, a place of blessing, and a place where we share and serve.

 

It is important to remember the blessings of God when we are seated at the table. An ancient Hebrew prayer says, “Blessed are you, O Lord God, King of the Universe, for you give us food to sustain our lives and make our hearts glad.”

 

N.T. Wright has said that When Jesus himself wanted to explain to his disciples what his forthcoming death was all about, he didn’t give them a theory, he gave them a meal.”

 

This exhibition takes the viewer on a journey through Scripture beginning with an engraving of Melchizedek serving Abraham bread and wine, continues with a Russian icon of Abraham entertaining angels, as well as a painting by Bernard Gussow of the Passover Meal. The New Testament is no less filled with His people eating together: The Wedding at Cana, Feeding of the Five Thousand, The Last Supper and the Supper at Emmaus. All are represented in this exhibition.

 

Work by historic artists such as Dürer, Rembrandt, Kokoschka, Jasper Johns and Sadao Watanabe, as well a contemporary pieces by Wayne Adams, Tanja Butler and Nicora Gangi, all offer fresh insights into the meaning of the table and gathering together.

 

The pieces in this show come from Mexico, Germany, England, France, Austria, and Hungary in a wide variety of media including sculptures, paintings, silver works, an original poster of Andy Warhol’s Last Supper, and even a 1950s paint-by-number Last Supper.

 

 

This show contains:

  • 27 pieces ready for display
  • High resolution images of all works
  • Informations for creating labels
  • File designed for a handout
  • Design for an information panel
  • Packing and Shipping information

 

Rental fee for four weeks is $450 plus shipping. With a rental for two months there is no charge for the third.

 

 

 

The show is

available starting
August 1, 2023.

Dates of Exhibitions

 

September 1 to November 30, 2024

First Congregational Church

535 Forest Ave

Glen Ellyn IL 60137

Contact: Deb Giampoli debgiampoli@gmail.com

630 697 2941

 

Available May 15 to August 15

 

July 30 to Aug 2 conference

Wels Worship Conference / Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

John Bergmeier

john@johnbergmeier.com

704-502-2101

 

January 1 to April 30, 2024

St Luke’s Anglican Church

50 Pope Ave, Hilton Head, SC 29926

Contact: Ruth Hauck, rwh22hhi@aol.com

Andy Sonfield, andrea.sonfield@gmail.com

 

August 1 to October 30, 2023

Wilshire Baptist Church

4316 Abrams Road     Dallas, Texas 75214

214-452-3122

Rev. Jeff Brummel,  jbrummel@wilshirebc.org

 

 

 

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