Bridge Gallery Open House: Jake Weidmann
Jake Weidmann – Certified Master Penman and Artist
View the art of Jake Weidmann, professional artist and one of only nine certified Master Penmen in the world. And join Jake for an artist presentation at 6pm.
February 9, 5pm – 7pm
Artist Presentation, 6pm
Bridge Gallery in the Harold and Virginia Simpson Leadership Center
6399 South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120
“You cannot honor the past by repeating it. You honor the past by giving it new life and relevance in our modern age.”-Jake Weidmann
Denver Seminary is proud to host artist and Master Penman, Jake Weidmann. He is one of only nine Master Penmen in the world and the youngest in history. Jake is dedicated to maintaining the increasingly lost art of penmanship in an age of digital communication. Through his art, Jake desires to identify those common passions, struggles, and truths we share as humans. Jake has spoken from the TEDx Mile High stage twice as well as to a private group of animators at Pixar Studios. Weidmann works primarily with private commissioners and has also partnered with clients such as Apple Inc., Crossway, and Biola University, and others. He is dedicated to maintaining the increasingly lost art of penmanship in an age of digital communication, preserving a link to the historied artisans of the past while bringing that beauty into the present and future. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Hannah, and their three children.
“In all of the art forms that I pursue, I strive for excellence. As proper diction is to a great speaker, so technical skill is to me as an artist. But a great communicator does not repeat enunciation drills when he takes the stage; rather, he conveys compelling messages and articulates profound thought. So it is with me and my art. I use the skill in my hand to express the thoughts of my mind and the yearnings of my heart. Good artists have voices of their own, but great artists are the voices of those around them.
Through my art, I have the ability to identify those common passions, struggles, and truths that we all share as humans. I can enlighten the soul through the eyes to the beauty it has grown jaded to. A work of art has that rare ability to be the perfect silent facilitator to conversation. In a world that is flying by, it stands still and constant for all time; preserving within it each thought it conveys. If my art is to be timeless then the truth expressed through it should be timeless as well.” – Jake Weidmann
For more information contact Communications@denverseminary.edu.