An Introduction to Islamic Art

There are 3 major components to Islamic Art: Arabic calligraphy, geometric patterns, and biomorphic floral patterns. Geometric art is an artform that relies on the importance of unity and order. All patterns begin with a circle from which simple polygons such squares,...

Teaching Faculty for Holden Interfaith Week 2020

Rainer Waldman Adkins Rainer Waldman Adkins is a Hebrew calligrapher, draughtsman, painter, muralist, and printmaker, with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington. Artworks by Rainer are highly visible at Congregation Beth Shalom and the Kline...

The Heart of Jewish and Islamic Art

Amina and Rainer share their stories about how art became a crucial part of their lives and why art is such an important part of being human and forming human community. They discuss the sensibilities that help frame art in these traditions, especially about the human...

Introduction to Christianity

Pastor Terry Kyllo of Paths to Understanding will attempt an introduction to Christianity. Terry will begin by drawing out the meaning of Jesus’ invitation to discipleship “the kingdom of God has come near; repent and trust and act in the good news.” Terry will...

Introduction to Judaism

Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg of Kol Ami in Kirkland, WA offers an introduction to Judaism. Yohanna uses stories and sacred texts to get to the heart of the first of the Abrahamic traditions. She will explore how Jewish communities respond to changes over time in deep...