Guest Artist Series

The Fine Arts Department at Calvary Christian High School is pleased to sponsor and host the 2017-18 Guest Artist Series. This series is designed to encourage and challenge students, faculty, and local arts patrons and practitioners to consider in a fresh way the calling of the artist within communities of Christian faith. We are grateful for the opportunity to host professional artists who will share, perform, and instruct our students and faculty in their area of the arts. All evening performances and lectures are free and open to the public.

Kenny Jensen

September 18 - 29, 2017

Kenny Jensen is a St. Petersburg and Gulf Hammock based multidisciplinary artist with a deep connection to and concern for Florida’s unique wilderness. His diverse conceptual practice includes the collection and manipulation of found specimen, sculpture, installation, painting, photography, graphic design, video, and performance art. Kenny has been involved with the Tampa Bay arts community as an exhibiting artist and as an orchestrator of dozens of cross-discipline group exhibitions both in grassroots and official gallery settings for nearly 20 years. He has worked with multiple St. Petersburg based organizations including The Museum of Fine Arts, The Morean Arts Center, and most recently he was the Gallery Curator at The Studio @ 620 which he left this past spring to focus on developing his vocation as a professional artist.

Mr. Jensen will present an art exhibition in the Ruach Gallery located on the third floor of Calvary Christian High School and will give gallery talks and art workshops for students at CCHS. The exhibition will be on view from September 18 through September 29, 2017.

Bill Greiner

February 23, 2018
10:00 AM
Calvary Worship Center

Professor Bill Greiner is the Department Chair of the Department of Art and Digital Media at Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais, IL. He holds a M.F.A. from the University of South Dakota and a B.F.A., from Illinois State University. Prof. Greiner is a working artist, he has his paintings on display in several galleries across the Midwest, including two corporate galleries. His work is in five national Art Institute collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, and is in more than 300 private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Africa. His work has been represented in Agora Gallery in the Chelsea art district in New York, and he has been selected for Yale University and Dan Bown juried competition national exhibits as well.

Professor Greiner will present a talk on Art and Faith; incorporating God’s gifts in a school-wide assembly and will also be giving a watercolor workshops in the visual art courses at CCHS.

Dr. Guy Aiken

April 20, 2018
10:00 AM
Calvary Worship Center

Dr. Guy Aiken graduated with a PhD in American Religions from the University of Virginia, and is an Arthur J. Ennis Postdoctoral Fellow at Villanova University. In addition to his academic studies, Dr. Aiken has acted in dozens of plays and musicals at various professional, collegiate, and community theaters in North Carolina, Virginia, and his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Aiken will perform his work titled, “...and it came to pass...” an hour-long monologue that tells Jesus’ story from baptism to crucifixion. Dr. Aiken selected the episodes from the four canonical Gospels and then turned to the original Greek and translated the selected texts himself. This piece was written and performed as his capstone project at Wake Forest University School of Divinity.