Sacred Spaces Exhibition and Opening Reception
“Sacred Spaces: A Sharing through Photographs” is a project of the interfaith group Friends for Good consisting of members from Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Unitarian congregations in Dallas. The purpose of Friends for Good is to spark friendships between people who may not normally have a chance to spend time together to explore common ground.
“Sacred Spaces: A Sharing through Photographs” exhibition runs from October 18-November 2. Gallery hours are Wednesdays from 2:00-7:00pm and Thursdays-Saturdays 11am-5pm. You can find more information about the exhibition here.
This photography project expands on the purpose of Friends for Good to increase communication and understanding among those of disparate faith communities. The collection of 30+ photographs, taken by amateur photographers, provides a look into what people of different faiths consider a sacred space.
Traditionally, a sacred space is defined as a place of holiness, often designated by an official religious body. In modern life it can take on many forms and can be any place. The very act of photographing a sacred space can be an act of recognition and reverence. Locations can range from a temple, church or mosque to a park, a quiet nook, a favorite place in nature, or an everyday space in the home.
Images in the “Sacred Spaces” exhibition are personal, not institutional, and convey not only a sense of the space but also share a little about the personality of the photographer. These images often evoke a spiritual connection rather than portray official emblems of religion.
The opening night reception is Friday, October 18 at DCP (4756 Algiers Street, Dallas 75207) from 6:30-9pm. It is a free event and open to the public.