The Gospel Story from a Cultural Perspective with Deacon Bob Steele
Deacon Bob Steele from the Racial Reconciliation Task Force, showed works of art by African American artists that have rejected western interpretations of the telling of the Gospel story. Drawing from his extensive collection of African American artists, Deacon Steele presented works by Henry O. Tanner, Alan Crite, and others. He compared their art to a re-telling of the Gospel from the perspective of Sadao Watanabe, a Japanese artist and a deeply committed Christian, who uses white figures in his representation of the Gospel story.
Steele was recently featured in a HI Now Weekender segment for his donation to the Honolulu Museum of Art. Click HERE to view (beginning at 9:58).
"I really enjoyed the Saturday Training. I felt that it was very well organized, interesting and informative. I was happy to have the training and it was conveniently located at the Cathedral. The Vegetarian lunch was so ono, the best I have had in a long time. I attended the Racial [Reconciliation] workshop, and the Talk Story session. Thank you for the Training." - Sandra Shawhan