Previous Exhibits

Altars of Reconciliation

This large collection of prints from the Saint John’s Bible is a monumental work of art and a work of theology commissioned by St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. This handwritten illuminated Bible was created by a team of artists coordinated by Donald Jackson in Wales and a team of scholars in Central Minnesota. It combines ancient calligraphy and illumination techniques with an ecumenical Christian approach to the Bible rooted in Benedictine spirituality. The result is a living document and a monumental achievement.

Nest: A Collection | Jenna Bauer

This large collection of prints from the Saint John’s Bible is a monumental work of art and a work of theology commissioned by St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. This handwritten illuminated Bible was created by a team of artists coordinated by Donald Jackson in Wales and a team of scholars in Central Minnesota. It combines ancient calligraphy and illumination techniques with an ecumenical Christian approach to the Bible rooted in Benedictine spirituality. The result is a living document and a monumental achievement.

The Art of The Saint John’s Bible

This large collection of prints from the Saint John’s Bible is a monumental work of art and a work of theology commissioned by St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. This handwritten illuminated Bible was created by a team of artists coordinated by Donald Jackson in Wales and a team of scholars in Central Minnesota. It combines ancient calligraphy and illumination techniques with an ecumenical Christian approach to the Bible rooted in Benedictine spirituality. The result is a living document and a monumental achievement.

Flows Like Water

For eight years, the Four Chapter Gallery has partnered with the Kansas City Art Institute Fiber Department to present the work of an outstanding graduating senior from their department. We are grateful for this opportunity to serve students and partner with other arts organizations in our city.

Healing Sanctuary

In Healing Sanctuary, Kammy Downs blends drawing, natural dye, fiber, and needlecraft to create beautiful installations. 

She uses her work to explore the connections between God and nature and the particular ways that the mysterious life cycle of plants reveals aspects of the hidden spiritual world. She creates and uses many natural dyes herself, and through this process she considers the role of plants as a God-given remedy for the healing of our bodies. 

My childhood as my muse

In this body of work, I wanted to pursue a practice of joy and play that I didn't always get to express as a child. When I was young, my world was very chaotic, and yet I knew that there was always a sense of freedom and joy at the edge of my mind.

Northward

This series of paintings is based on the structures that lay below maps. Latitudinal and longitudinal lines form a grid, and this grid has had many uses throughout history. To the Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator, a rectilinear grid aided in the making of maps for ship navigation. These sorts of tools have helped define me on my journey as an immigrant in America. My variations on maps and globes provide alternatives that leave room for those of us who have not been included in these histories and images.

Liminal

When borders are absent, possibility is present.  Change and growth occur by operating in the space between known and unknown, here and there, then and now.  This exhibition features two ceramic artists exploring the significance of the liminal space in their work and artistic voices, interpreting the term ‘liminal’ in different ways.

Bảo Ơi

Each year, the Four Chapter Gallery partners with the Kansas City Art Institute Fiber Department to present the work of an outstanding graduating senior. This year, we invite you to view the work of Hùng Lê, a Vietnamese-American artist. In his exhibit, Bảo Ơi, the artist considers the liminal space he occupies as an inheritor of two countries.

IN THE WAITING

This exhibit brings together the work of two local artists, Emily Cramer and Lauren Stevens. Though Emily and Lauren are both visual artists, their practices are very different, in that Emily primarily works in oil with surrealistic imagery and Lauren creates elaborately detailed works through printmaking. Both of them create richly detailed figurative work, and both are continually exploring themes of beauty and faith in their life and work.