James Quentin Young, Dayton resident and nationally exhibited artist, takes broken, rejected, and seemingly useless bits of stuff and transforms them into crosses.
His exhibit, “The Journey of the Cross,” will be exhibited at Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers, Sept. 9 through Oct. 12. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Mr. Young will provide guided tours of his work Sunday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Oct. 7, at noon.
Young finds inspiration in these lowly scraps and has insight to combine and modify the varied parts into beautiful pieces of art. He describes this as similar to the salvation offered to us through Christ; the broken bits are reclaimed, redeemed, and restored to new life, just as believers’ souls are restored from the wounded whole. His work has been collected nationally and represented in private collections and galleries worldwide.
James Young was born in St. Paul in 1936. He graduated from Humboldt High School and received his BS from Macalester College. He continued his education with an MFA in Painting from the University of the Americas in Mexico City-Mexico.
He taught in the public schools for 32 years. He and his wife currently reside in Dayton. They travel nationally and internationally teaching and exhibiting his work.
For more information about the artist, contact James Quentin Young at Jim Young Studios at 763-421-4596. For information about the exhibit contact Kristin Skare at 763-496-2404.
Word of Peace Lutheran Church is located at 21705 129th Avenue North in Rogers, Minnesota. It is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. For more information about Word of Peace please go to www.wordofpeace.org.