A new foundation has been launched with the aim to artfully engage people with the Holy Scriptures through artistic expressions.
The Wiedmann Bible Foundation wants everyone to experience it in new ways, transcending all languages. They do so through the only existing visual narrative that depicts the complete Old and New Testament. It is also the longest illustrated Bible in the world.
The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization will honor the artist’s legacy by publishing his masterpiece in all forms.
Willy Wiedmann painted a Bible consisting of 3,333 illustrations, which has a total length of almost one mile (1,2 km). The Foundation consists of Martin Wiedmann (Founder and Chairman), who is also the son’s artist, Carolyn D. Rossinsky (Founder and President), Frank Wohlfahrt (Founder and Board Member), as well as Directors and Members of the Board Allen Quine and Dale Brantner (both formerly senior members of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.).
After a successful US debut in 2018, the Wiedmann Bible exhibition became one of the most popular ones at the Museum of the Bible. The Foundation will have tours within the country, where people can gather and have the opportunity to experience the visual narrative of the Holy Scriptures as well as worship and enjoy God’s word in pictures. Future exhibitions are planned, i.e., in Museums, Town Halls, Stadiums, Concert Halls, and all venues that are helpful to fulfill its mission and its vision.
“It is our understanding that art provides a perfect tool to experience the Gospel because it shapes the imagination of faith communities and enables people to become engaged in the story of the Bible. The Art of the Wiedmann Bible is such a tool, especially for those who prefer visual learning or are afraid to read the Bible,” states Carolyn Rossinsky, the foundation’s president.
To raise funds for future projects, the non-profit organization has created a unique opportunity to adopt a picture from the Wiedmann Bible. The adoption donations range from as little as $20 to $10,000 and above. Adopters can either see their names alongside the illustration(s) or donate anonymously. They can also add a personal message if desired.
The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The artwork itself originated from Stuttgart, Germany. The artist’s son Martin found the Bible in his father’s attic together with an essay about his work.
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SOURCE: Assist News