Over the years, I have been influenced by Makoto’s artwork and his ideals for what he defines as culture care.
"Culture is not a territory to be won or lost but a resource we are called to steward with care. Culture is a garden to be cultivated." - Makoto Fujimura
For those who do not know about Makoto Fujimura, he is an abstract expressionist artist trained in 17th century Japanese Nihonga techniques. He was a presidential appointee to the National Endowment of the Arts from 2[phone redacted]. His works have been shown all over the world and recently his artwork, The Four Holy Gospels , was exhibited at the Museum of the Bible in DC.
The Culture Care Art Cohort will be a 9-month mentorship program starting in October. The purpose of the program is to help us grow in our faith as artists and use our art as a calling for cultural and Christian stewardship. We will have asynchronous “assignments” to complete that will include creating art in different mediums, reading books, writing essays, and collaborative interaction. During the 9 months, we will have online group gatherings, two weekend gatherings in Pasadena, CA, and individual coaching with Makoto.
I am honored that Makoto selected me with 4 other artists out of the many talented and passionate artists in the world. I am very excited about this opportunity to grow as an artist. In order to participate, I will need your help to raise the money for the costs. The cost is estimated at $5,000 which includes $3,000 for the program, airfare/transportation to Pasadena twice during the 9 months, and the cost of materials.
Your generous support of $5-$10 will help me be able to participate in this amazing opportunity. It is my goal to raise the money by October 1st. As a way to say thank you to those who are able to give over $50, I would like to gift my art:
$50-$124 – 8.5 x 11 print of one my egg tempera paintings
$125-$199 – 8 x 10 framed original egg tempera painting*
$200-$249 – 9 x 12 framed original egg tempera painting*
$250 or more – 11 x 14 framed original egg tempera painting*
*The original paintings will be created over the course of the 9 month program.
You can view and follow my artwork on my Facebook page or Instagram .
If you have any questions, please reach out to me.
With a grateful heart,
Lee Forrest Brinckley
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