True & Better: An Advent art exhibit

The BVBC Worship Ministry has commissioned Kelly Kruse, a Kansas City based artist, educator, and follower of Jesus, to paint a series of original artwork that will be featured in our Sunday morning worship services throughout the entire Advent season. The collection will culminate with the unveiling of a final painting when we gather together for our annual Christmas Eve Classic Service. The collection is entitled True & Better, and it focuses on Jesus as the fulfillment of several Old Testament characters and events that pointed toward the coming Messiah. 

More information, glimpses of the paintings and artist's insights can be found here.

In order to give you the best opportunity to engage with the art and to gain from it the joy and inspiration it was created to convey, we will be hosting True & Better: An Opening Night Gala on Friday evening, November 30. This gala is a time to see the artwork, meet the artist, and learn about the ideas and imagery being conveyed. Doors will open at 6pm and remain open till 8:30. The highlight of the evening will be an Artist Presentation at 7pm. Kelly Kruse will be our guest, and she will guide us in understanding the 12-piece collection and how it can be a meaningful part of our Advent worship. Whether you would prefer to see the art, then hear the artist, or hear the artist then view the collection, our event is designed to give you the best opportunity to plan your evening according to your preferences. The event will take place in the Antioch Worship Center and is open to the public.

You will also be able to view the collection during the following exhibit hours:

  • December 4, 3:00p-7:00p
  • December 6, 12:00p-5:00p
  • December 8, 11:00a-2:00p
  • December 11, 3:00p-7:00p
  • December 13, 12:00p-5:00p
  • December 15, 11:00a-2:00p
  • December 18, 3:00p-7:00p
  • December 23, 1:00p-4:00p
  • December 24, 10:00p-11:00p
  • January 5, 6p-8p