Pillars of Faith | The Art of Ted Jones

Plan Your Visit

Our exhibit is free and open to the public. Tickets are no longer required to visit Pillars of Faith. Please visit any time the gallery is open.

Gallery Hours

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00-4:00pm

Group Tours

Groups are welcome! Please call the church at 615-385-2150 to inquire about a docent-led group tour.

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Closing Reception 

Friday, September 10, 5:30-7:30pm

Make plans to join us in celebration of our opening exhibit in the Bradford Gallery. 

About the Exhibit

Summer 2021

Our inaugural show in the Bradford Gallery features local artist Ted Jones in show titled Pillars of Faith. This Christ-centered collection of almost 30 works features scultpures, acrylic paintings, and block prints.

Religious themes permeate his images in this collection, and biblical text often serves as the creative inspiration, such as Jonah and the Big Fish (pictured above) and Peter the Fisherman.

Pictured Left: The Lord's (Last) Supper and The Ascension

 

Self-Guided Tour

This 35-minute audio tour will give you an in-depth look at 12 works in this collection. Click the orange button below to get started.

About the Artist

Nashville artist Ted Jones is widely known as a printmaker, sculptor, and photographer. He has been teaching printmaking, design, sculpture, and photography for over 34 years. He was also Professor of Art of Fisk University for 15 years.

A New Orleans native, Mr. Jones earned his Bachelor of Arts at Xavier University in 1961. He then continued his art training and earned his Master of Arts at Michigan State University, and a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Montana. 

His work has been included in permanent and traveling exhibitions at numerous galleries, museums, and universities through the eastern United States. Of particular note, his work was included in "American Drawings II," a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition. Locally Mr. Jones's art can be found at Fisk University, Tennessee State University, Volunteer State Community College, and a number of Nashville area businesses and churches.

Ted Jones has recently completed the fourteen Stations of the Cross for Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

"Art for me is not just a way of life, but life itself. It is the correlation of my total experience, of which my art form is the creative record. The studio is my chapel. The art form is my offering and prayer."

Pictured Left: Ted Jones portrait featured in "Ted Jones: Man of Faith" from Nashville Arts Magazine, February 2015.

About the Bradford Gallery

St. George's is blessed by an exceptional array of beautiful art in and around our building. As part of our building project, we are pleased to announce the construction of the Bradford Gallery, generously given by Lillian (Tooty) Bradford. Housed in the connector between Legacy Hall and the current church building, this exquisite new space will engage the Christian imagination and celebrate the fullness of God's kingdom through rotating art exhibits.