Jeremy Miller's Of Christmas & Catechism: The 12 Days of Christmas

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Jeremy Miller's Of Christmas & Catechism: The 12 Days of Christmas

This collection of 12 paintings engages the uncertain past of a beloved carol and seeks to create a synthesis between frivolity and faith while uncovering the heart of Christmas. It is unlikely that the carol was originally designed as a catechism – a series of questions and answers for teaching the principles of religious belief – as has been a common assertion. However, it does boast of a Christian component. The “12 Days” refers to the amount of time between Christmas day and the lesser known Church holiday of Epiphany. But is there more than meets the eye? Viewing the carol as a modern-day redemptive analogy allows it to become a useful tool for teaching catechistic truth. In other words, while it most likely was not originally a catechism, there is no reason it could not become one in its modern context. By applying biblical imagery to the numbers and symbols, we move beyond the surface and take in the scope of God’s divine narrative.

A small reception where you can meet the artist will be held on December 12th, from 1 to 4pm at the Ned Smith Center for Nature & Art. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served but we please ask that you wear a mask when inside the Center and practice social distancing when at all possible.

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