BAI Review (Autumn 2021)

As a member of the BAI you will receive a quarterly Review.  Our Review is published for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and is usually at least 40 pages in length. It has interesting articles and useful information for both established iconographers and for those just starting out.  UK members will have a printed copy of the Review posted to them, while overseas members can opt to either have the printed Review posted  or an e-mailed version.

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Cover                   Icon – St Basil
 BAI Patrons, Officers and Information
The Editor’s Message
Praying with our Creativity
BAI Members’ Virtual Exhibition 2021 ‘Icons Emerging from Lockdown’
Icons and Prayer                Sr Esther
Feast days in Autumn
The Beauty of the Vladimir Icon – St Elizabeth Convent, Minsk
Reflection on St Colmcille/St Columba – Frank Reynolds
Bethlehem Icon School – Online Study – Ian Knowles
 Meditation: St Basil                                                 Sr Esther
 Sunday of All Saints (Orthodox)
  ‘Art & Faith; Theology of Making’ – Makoto Fujimura
 Icon – The Sower of the Seed – Marina Carmel
 Ethiopian Bible
 List of Suppliers,
 Useful websites,
  How to send Articles for the Review
Membership of the BAI
 Prayer of the Icon Painter

N.B. Opinions expressed in articles are personal and are not necessarily those of the BAI.


Message from the Editor

Dear Friends,

After a lovely late ’Indian’ Summer, Autumn is arriving with her refreshing winds and rain and also those beautiful colours, which are so characteristic of the season.Ann-Braithwaite

The fruits of the growing year are now clearly evident. So too are the ‘fruits’ of Iconographers working during Lockdown. Some of these will be seen in the BAI Icon Exhibition 2021/2 ONLINE, ‘Icons emerging from Lockdown’ which will take place from 31st October 2021 to 31st January 2022. To launch the exhibition our Honorary Patron, Aidan Hart, has recorded a fascinating conversation with fellow Iconographer, Dr Jim Blackstone. This will be available from 31st October 2021. I have been fortunate to have a preview and so I would encourage you to plan to watch this video at some convenient time. It will be on the Exhibition page of our website from 31st Oct.   Please tell your friends about the exhibition.

Another launch, earlier this year, which I have found inspiring is a book written by Christian Artist, Makoto Fujimura, and entitled ‘Art & Theology ; Theology of Making’. He encourages all ‘making’ or creativity as a spiritual activity. Online, there are some conversations with Makoto. The Virtual Book Launch is on YouTube.

I hope you find something of interest in the articles within this Review.

Wishing you a blessed creative Autumn.

Ann (Braithwaite)                             Editor of BAI Review (Volunteer)


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