Vincent van Gogh is a definitive artist that is often only remembered for his brushstrokes and Starry Night. Like many other great artists, his story and personality is often over-simplified and forgotten.
At one point in his life, van Gogh had tried a life as a preacher, but the Dutch Reformed Church didn’t find him suitable for their needs. Even still, he felt the call of God to live a life proclaiming the good news to the poor.
He followed a non-traditional approach to his ministry and art, but that is what has made him remarkable. One of his common artistic themes focus on stories from the Bible, and each one sought to bring a new perspective on the familiar.
“I prefer painting people’s eyes to cathedrals,” he wrote, “for there is something in the eyes that is not in the cathedral, however solemn and imposing the latter may be — a human soul, be it that of a poor beggar or of a street walker, is more interesting to me.”
Crossroads Cultural Center of Austin invites you to encounter the beauty of reality through the words and works of Vincent Van Gogh. The Crossroads Cultural Center is a meeting place for people who share a passion for knowledge. Learn more about their mission at crossroadsculturalcenter.org.
The event will be held in the Carter Auditorium on St. Edward’s Campus and is open to the public.
November 5, 2015 at 7PM
3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78704