Nationally renowned sculptor to present program at Union
LINCOLN—Victor Issa, sculptor
and Union College graduate will present a live sculpture program entitled
“Testimony in Clay” at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church on
Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. During the unique 45-minute delivery, Issa
will transform a life-size clay sculpture of the head of Jesus to depict
several stages of His life. The depictions will include His ministry,
suffering and crucifixion, resurrection and second coming. A brief video,
full narration and musical selections will accompany the sculptural
program and provide a powerful telling of the story of redemption in an
Over the past six years, Issa has been invited to present this program
across the United States, as well as overseas. The attraction of this
offering is the combination of its appeal to art lovers as well as those
seeking to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Gospel.
Issa graduated from Union College
with a degree in art education in 1980 and began his sculptural career in
1984. Life-size and larger bronzes of his creation are collected publicly
and privately around the world. Public monuments include “The King is
Coming,” a composition of 12 life-size figures depicting the second coming
of Christ that is permanently installed at the world headquarters of the
Seventh-day Adventist church in Silver Spring, Md.
Issa is also co-founder and president
of the Loveland Sculpture Group, which hosts the largest outdoor sculpture
event in the country, attracting more than 300 artisans and art
enthusiasts from around the world.
Admission to “Testimony in Clay” is free. A free-will offering will be
taken to help defray the costs of the program. College View Seventh-day
Adventist Church is located at 49th and Prescott streets. For more
information contact the Union College Alumni Office at 402.486.2503 or
Issa’s Web site at www.victorissa.com.