Denver Seminary’s Bridge Gallery provides a way to engage the needs of the world through art. Located in the Harold and Virginia Simpson Leadership Building, the gallery provides space for artists to bring new perspectives on the gospel for our Seminary community as well as the community at large. Guests are invited to browse the collections and are invited to participate in unique conversations featuring a variety of artists and their work.
Fall 2021: Reflections on the Psalms by Christos Collective
The Psalms are songs that express the entirety of our human emotions; we cry, we laugh, we sing, we lament, we rage, we praise. They allow us to be within our emotions yet always bringing us to our Lord in prayer. Our Lord knows what is in our hearts and minds, He knows our feelings and deepest desires.
The beauty of the Psalms is that through them, we can come before God, being real and vulnerable with Him. Our yearnings are given to the Lord through the Psalms, poetically, honestly, and beautifully. They allow us to come into the throne room and stand before our God knowing that He hears us, loves us, and accepts us as His own. Praise be to His most holy Name!
Spring 2020: Brokenhood by Justin Reddick and ADX Supermax Inmates
Within a prison environment, inmates have historically gone to great lengths to create artwork as a way to focus on something other than their surroundings and to create a sense of safety for themselves. However, efforts to produce quality and meaningful artwork has almost been entirely inmate-led within most prisons.
Brokenhood showcases the radical struggle that people took together, moving from sorrow to joy through their kinship and their shared love of the arts. It offers a mature body of work that centers on the broken aspects of humanity, personal triumph, and the intense hope that resides between the bars of incarceration.
The majority of the art displayed in Brokenhood represents the CAP program’s recent graduating class from the ADX Supermax prison. This is the first time they have shown their work collectively to the public.
Blacks in Theology 2020
Denver Seminary is honored to host artwork by Thomas Lockhart, a talented artist who is shaping culture through his work. He is a dynamic and multi-faceted artist who creates in a variety of styles and genres, while utilizing various mediums including oil, acrylic, pencil, and mixed-media.
This gallery exhibit coincides with Black History Month Blacks in Theology week. Denver Seminary’s Urban Initiative recognizes the legacy and impact of blacks in theology each February in an effort to honor their contributions, to recognize those who are currently shaping culture, and to express our desire to strengthen and engage with black communities in the future.
Spring 2018: The Cross by Christos Collective
What Jesus did for us on the cross is the single most important event in human history. It is the foundation of our faith. The symbol of the cross has become the most recognizable and disturbing symbol on earth. With this exhibition, the goal of Christos Collective is to behold and to help others to fix their eyes upon the magnitiude of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. May our hearts not follow anything that would distract from the simplicity and power of Christ’s cross.
Fall 2018: Jake Weidmann
Jake Weidmann is a professional artist and certified Master Penman in Denver, CO. The youngest in history among twelve existing Masters today, Weidmann received his Master Penman certificate through the International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) in July of 2011. He works across numerous mediums in art and calligraphy and is most well known for his use of traditional calligraphic flourishing and hand lettering in the context of his fine art. For more information, please see here.
Spring 2017: Inside the Diving Bell
Anne Emmons, Tim Timmerman, and Kiki McGrath
Inside the Diving Bell is a series of collaborative paintings by Anne Emmons, Tim Timmerman and Kiki McGrath. The title alludes to an image poet Christian Wiman used to describe the creative process, a metaphor for protection while descending to unknown depths to form a work of art. Our practice required a spiritual descent as well, with faith in each other as artists and fellow sojourners seeking God.
Previous gallery exhibitions have included “Choice, Chance, Trust” and “Creation Care: Water.”