The Rains Came Down: Noah and the Ark

Calendar of Exhibitions
September 27 to November 1, 2014
First Congregational Church of Falmouth
68 Main St,
Falmouth, MA 02540

Contact: Bill Day
508 341 3658
            info@firstcongfalmouth.org 508 548 3700 office 

Feb 1 - March 30, 2015
Cross View Lutheran Church
6645 McCauley Trail W.
Edina, MMN 55439
Contact: Rebecca Waller
952-941-1094 ext. 201

Rental: $400 plus shipping. With the rental of two months the third month is free.

Imagined with a vast variety of living things parading into the ark two-by-two, the animals intrigue most youth who hear the story of Noah’s ark and the cargo it carried. The story of the flood has fascinated children and adults alike for centuries and has captured the imagination of the artist like no other biblical narrative. Medieval artists depicted the horrors of people clamoring for high ground but more recent interpretations view the event with humor and delight.

This exhibition has 30 pieces from diverse sources and in a variety of media, some of which include: etchings by Marc Chagall, Ben Zion and Arthur Geisert, a 17th century engraving, paintings by outsider artists Rudolph Bostic and Dorethy Gorham, two molas from the San Blas Islands off Panama, a stencil print by Japanese artist Sadao Watanabe, and charming wood sculpted Noah’s arks. Together they promise the viewer a delightful few minutes of exploring anew the beloved story of Noah and the Ark.

This exhibition contains

  • Digital file for handout to accompany show
  • File with information for labels
  • Shipping and crating instructions
  • Instructions for a children’s art project

The exhibition's artwork includes

  1. Story of the Flood, Unknown, engraving, 7 1/2 x 11 5/8
  2. The Flood, Sandra Bowden, mixed media, 2012, 9 3/4 x 15 1/4 x 1 3/4
  3. Permit, Arthur Geisert, etching, 5 x 6 7/8
  4. Building the Ark, Nicholas Chapron, engraving, 1649, 9 3/8 x 10
  5. Ark Building I, Arthur Geisert, etching, 15 7/8 x 23 5/8
  6. Ark Building II, Arthur Geisert, etching, 15 7/8 x 23 5/8
  7. Ark Moon, Arthur Geisert, etching, 15 7/8 x 23 5/8
  8. Loading the Ark, Arthur Geisert, etching, 24 x 35 3/4
  9. Helper, Arthur Geisert, etching, 5 x 6 7/8
  10. Noah’s Ark, mola, 13 x 15
  11. Deluge, William von Kaulbach, engraving, 1880, 6 5/8 x 9 3/8
  12. Noah’s Ark, Sadao Watanabe, washi stencil print, 13 x 9
  13. Noah’s Ark, Unknown Haitian artist, steel drum art, 24 x 24
  14. Noah’s Ark, George Smith, wood, 11 x 15
  15. Noah’s Dugout, unknown Guatemalan artist, wood assemblage
  16. Noah’s Ark, George and Bev John, wood carving
  17. Noah’s Ark, Arthur Geisert, etching, 24 x 25 3/4
  18. Noah’s Ark Scenes, unknown, painting on gourd
  19. Noah’s Ark, Tim Hitchcock, 16 x 17, wood assemblage
  20. Noah and the Dove, mola, 13 3/4 x 16
  21. Noah and the Dove, Ben Zion, etching-aquatint, 13 7/8 x 17 3/4,
  22. Noah send out..,, Chris Overvoorde, woodcut, 10 x 5
  23. The Dove of the Ark, Marc Chagall, etching, 12 3/8 x 9 3/8
  24. Noah’s Ark, Joan Bohlig, etching 6 1/4 x 6 1/2
  25. Noah’s Journey End, Rudolph Bostic, house paint on cardboard, 20 1/2 x 38
  26. Freeing the Animals from the Ark, Nicholas Chapron, engraving, 1649, 9 3/8 x 10
  27. After the Flood, Rudolph Bostic, house paint on cardboard, 26 1/2 x 42 1/2
  28. Noah’s Ark, Dorethey Gorham, acrylic on board, 19 5/8 x 23 3/4
  29. Noah Built and Altar, Nicholas Chapron, engraving, 1649, 9 3/8 x 10
  30. The Promise, Sandra Bowden, collagraph assemblage, 30 x 22
GALLERY
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1. Story of the Flood, Unknown

2. The Flood, Sandra Bowden

3. Permit, Geisert

4. Building the Ark, Nicholas Chapron

5. Ark Building I, Geisert

6. Ark Building II, Geisert

7. Ark Moon, Geisert

8. Loading the Ark, Geisert

9. Helper, Geisert

10. Noah’s Ark, mola

11. The Flood, William von Kaulbach

12. Noah’s Ark, Sadao Watanabe

13. Noah's Ark, Unknown Haitian artist


14. Noah’s Ark, George Smith

15. Noah’s Ark, unknown Guatemalan artist

16. Tub Ark, George John

17. Noah’s Ark, Arthur Geisert, etching, 24 x 25 3/4

18. Noah’s Ark Gourd, unknown

19. Noah’s Ark, Tim Hitchcock

20. Noah and the Dove, mola

21. Noah and the Dove, Ben Zion

22. Noah send out, Chris Overvoorde

23. The Dove of the Ark, Marc Chagall

24. Noah’s Ark, Joan Bohlig

25. Noah’s Journey End, Rudolph Bostic

26. Noah Freeing the Animals, Nicholas Chapron

27. After the Flood, Rudolph Bostic

28. Noah’s Ark, Dorethey Gorham

29. Noah Built an Altar, Nicholas Chapron

30. The Promise, Sandra Bowden
Rental: $400 plus shipping. With the rental of two months the third month is free.

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