Institute for Faith and the Arts

"More and more young Christians are going to college to study for a wide range of arts and media courses. They have the possibility of being bearers of the Christian vision in a culture which is still taking shape. To do so successfully they need a map which relates together Biblical faith, the nature of art and the emerging contours of a social era."  Hilary Brand and Adrienne Chapman from Art and Soul.

2018–2019 Season

The Arcadian Wild
Tuesday, February 12
9:25 a.m.

Joe Sutphin
April 2
1:40 p.m.

All performances are in the
O. O. Emmons Auditorium
Harding Academy | 1100 Cherry Road

The goal of the Institute for Faith and the Arts is to bring faith-filled artist to our campus in order give our students and the Memphis community examples of individuals who use their artistic gifts to bring God's truth to this world. To date we have been blessed to host artists such as singer Jason Gray, author Amber McRee Turner, singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson, Broadway actors Stephen and Juliet Trafton, and Caleb Chapman, Joe Solomon, Jillian Edwards Chapman, and Jerry and Terry Lynn. Each of these individuals shared their lives with our students how they use their art to bring Biblical truths into this world the most beautiful ways possible in order to point people toward the God created us all.

Long-term we would like to share our structure of the institute with schools across the country. We also long to partner with organizations in Memphis to bring nationally known artists to our city for conferences on Faith and the Arts. We know that artists can play a significant role in changing culture.  We believe that students who experience what the Institute for Faith and Art is providing will be artists to change our culture for the Glory of God.


The Arcadian Wild   February 12  "The Arcadian Wild began in the fall of 2013 when a few choir students from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN met up after class to jam for the afternoon. Five years later, the band now consists of guitarist Isaac Horn, mandolinist Lincoln Mick, and fiddler Paige Park. With roots running deep in formal vocal music, and influenced by progressive bluegrass and folk artists, The Arcadian Wild explores a unique acoustic sound that is simultaneously unified and diverse, offering up songs of invitation; calls to come and see, to find refuge and rest, or to journey and wonder."

The Arcadian Wild
February 12

"The Arcadian Wild began in the fall of 2013 when a few choir students from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN met up after class to jam for the afternoon. Five years later, the band now consists of guitarist Isaac Horn, mandolinist Lincoln Mick, and fiddler Paige Park. With roots running deep in formal vocal music, and influenced by progressive bluegrass and folk artists, The Arcadian Wild explores a unique acoustic sound that is simultaneously unified and diverse, offering up songs of invitation; calls to come and see, to find refuge and rest, or to journey and wonder."

Joe Sutphin   April 2  "Joe Sutphin is an illustrator for kids books such as the  New York Times  bestseller  Word Of Mouse  by James Patterson, the  Dr. Critchlore’s School For Minions  series by Sheila Grau, and  Raffie On The Run  by Jacqueline Resnick. His artwork has also been featured in the  New York Times , both in print and in a live Facebook interview from the New York Times."

Joe Sutphin
April 2

"Joe Sutphin is an illustrator for kids books such as the New York Times bestseller Word Of Mouse by James Patterson, the Dr. Critchlore’s School For Minions series by Sheila Grau, and Raffie On The Run by Jacqueline Resnick. His artwork has also been featured in the New York Times, both in print and in a live Facebook interview from the New York Times."