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Theirs is the Kingdom Panel Discussion
May 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
At the intersection of faith and art, a new documentary called “Theirs Is The Kingdom” follows the rare creation of a fresco mural painted inside the sanctuary of the Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville, NC. This is a painting not of the rich and powerful, but of people battling homelessness, addiction, and mental illness. From first sketch to final unveiling, the viewer witnesses the difficulties of this ancient artistic technique while also meeting an ensemble cast of rich, complex characters.
You can watch an exclusive 12-minute “sneak peek” clip here, use the password “fresco.”
The film will be available to watch from Thursday, May 14 – Tuesday, May 18. We will have a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 18 at 6 p.m. that will feature Reverend Brian Combs, founding pastor of Haywood Street Congregation, Jeanette, one of the models in the fresco, and Christina Carnes Ananias’, a candidate for the Th.D. at the Divinity School, Duke University, her research focuses on the particular contributions that modernist and contemporary visual art bring to the practice of theology.