March 1-18, 2019, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia. Berenice Rarig (MTW Missionary, Fiji) and Rima Zabaneh exhibited “Pods” (2019).
Berenice Rarig, MTW missionary in Perth, Australia, was recently the artist in residency at the Culture Care Conference at Fuller Seminary.
This past Sunday morning my face, all fidgety, was glued to my iPad in Perth, Australia, as I waited for Frank and Ariadna (who are 12 hours behind me) to call in. Then finally a ring sounded and there they were, sharing head phones, on a borrowed tablet, in the center square of town, under a flickering street lamp together with 200+ other people struggling to connect to an irascible internet …
Ariadna and Frank are established artists and budding theologians in Holguín, Cuba, a city in the eastern part of the island nation. As members of Iglesia La Colina de la Cruz (Hill of the Cross Church), they are at the epicenter of a church-planting explosion in Cuba; as leaders of a “Gospel and the Arts” movement in Holguín, they are passionate about making new disciples within their creative community. Thanks to a summer visit from two MTW missionaries, they are more excited than ever about the connection between art and the gospel.