The Art for Eternity collection of Biblical art created by public school students in Russia and Ukraine will be on display during Hattiesburg's annual cultural celebration, FestivalSouth. The exhibit can be seen from June 1 through 16, 2017 at Main Street United Methodist Church, located at 712 N. Main Street in downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
The collection, owned and curated by the Kindness Foundation, made its debut on the FestivalSouth program as the featured art exhibit last year. This year’s exhibit will include several new paintings from Russia.
“We are pleased to introduce several new pieces during our exhibit this year”, stated Janet Blouin, Art Exhibit Director for the Kindness Foundation. “Our Art for Eternity collection has continued to grow since ‘Christianity 2000’, a conference we helped to present in Moscow to celebrate 2000 years of Christianity.” It was at this conference that the first Biblical Art Contest was introduced, paving the way for submissions from students across Russia to illustrate a selected Bible verse during the bi-annual art contests.
The Art for Eternity exhibit of Biblical art is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission is free.
The Kindness Foundation is a non-profit organization licensed by Mississippi’s Secretary of State. For more information about the Kindness Foundation, please visit our website at www.KindnessFoundation.org or call our office at (601)-545-9090.