Coastal Habitat Conservancy (CHC) is sponsoring an exhibit entitled “The Art of Christmas,” life-sized renditions of famous paintings depicting the “Adoration of the Shepherds.”
You can see this exhibit across the street from entrance to the Charter Day School campus at the picnic shelter adjacent to the Hood Creek Community Center. A guide to help explain the paintings is located in a protected box on the side of the building or can download it HERE
“The Art of Christmas,” illustrates the progress of artistic technique over a 150-year span from the 15th to the 17th centuries. During this time, most people could not read the Bible because it was written in Latin. In order to tell the story of Christianity, churches were decorated with large paintings depicting scenes from the Bible. This display shows how the story of Christmas was spread throughout Europe in the Middle Ages.
CHC invites all families to visit the exhibit at any time during the Christmas season.
This exhibit is brought to you by Coastal Habitat Conservancy, LLC in the hope that it may help spread Christmas cheer and a little art history knowledge to you and your loved ones.
Baker Mitchell, Owner
For more in-depth information about the paintings download the Teachers Guide HERE