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Artists Caleb Clark, Christopher Holt and Jill Hooper compare a tracing of preliminary drawings to the final composition of the fresco at Haywood Street Congregation. Holt is an artist trained in making frescoes; Clark and Hooper assisted him in the two-year-long project. Photos by John Warner/Warner Photography

A church's fresco project shows that everyone has sacred worth

A church dedicated to radical hospitality and welcome creates a fresco that permanently enshrines those values and the faces of those it serves.

Pastor Randy "Mack" Wolford's yellow timber rattlesnake Sheba slithers around his neck during an outdoor worship service in May 2011 at Panther, West Virginia.  Photos by Lauren Pond

Lauren Pond: 'Test of Faith: Signs, Serpents, Salvation'

A documentary photographer discusses her award-winning photos of Pentecostal serpent handlers, her struggles after witnessing -- and photographing -- one pastor’s death, and how the project has changed her life and work.

Illustration based on the "Look & See" movie poster, which features wood engraving by Wesley Bates and typography by Mark Melnick. Image courtesy of Two Birds Film

Laura Dunn: Seeing the world of Wendell Berry

The director of ‘Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry’ says her film is an effort to transport viewers to the world of the Kentucky poet and farmer -- his place -- what he sees, and what he cares about.

Mural in Oakland, CA by Dave Young Kim

Dave Young Kim's mural in Oakland, which is based the life of Yu Gwan Sun, a Korean folk hero and relative of the artist. At 17, she led a demonstration in 1919 for Korean Independence against the Japanese occupation. Her parents were killed by Japanese police during the demonstration, and she later died in prison.
Photo by Christian Janssen

Dave Young Kim: Living out a calling as a muralist

The Oakland painter, muralist and community activist talks about blending his vocation as a Christian and an artist.

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