The Minimum Bible: works by Joseph Novak

August 11 to October 12, 2017
Reception and Discussion: Saturday, September 23rd from 5–7 p.m featuring Fr. Tom Gallagher, Pastor of St. Patrick – St. Anthony Church, and artist, Joseph Novak

The Clare Gallery is hosting the New England premiere of The Minimum Bible, an exhibition of graphic design artwork by Michigan artist and Presbyterian pastor, Joseph Novak. Being a pastor and a graphic designer, Novak considered whether the books of the Old and New Testament could be rendered utilizing essential symbols and themes. If successfully done, the images would visually communicate the books’ overall stories. The result is the series The Minimum Bible. The Clare Gallery will be exhibiting 30 of the 66 images, from both the Old and New Testament series.

At the reception, Novak will present (via Skype) from Flint, Michigan. He will discuss his intention in creating the series, his process, as well as how he hopes viewers will interact with the work.

Visit our Current Exhibitions page for more details and images. For more information on The Minimum Bible project visit his website:

Free parking is available directly across from the church in Saints Lot. The facility is handicapped accessible.


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