Painter with HIV teams up with church to teach tolerance
April 7, 2017
WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. (AP) — Inside the chapel of Webster Groves Christian Church, the abstract paintings of Jim Frederick are on display, playing nicely against the stained glass that reminds visitors this space was designed as a place of worship.
Another juxtaposition is on display as well — one that combines the work of a longtime HIV patient with the curious yearning of a church to use art to preach tolerance and inclusion.
With the larger sanctuary now used as the primary worship space, the chapel has long filled the role of a multipurpose room, for everything from a children's story...