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Work in Progress - 2011

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FOR WORDNET TV -- "Hues of Joy"

On June 30, 2011, John August Swanson was interviewed by Fr. Micheal Manning, SVD for the The Word in the World program

"The Power of Love". The Thirty minute interview will be broadcast twice later this year on September 25th and 27th.



Nationally Televised on The Church Channel

Tues 8:30 am PT [MT 9:30am; CT 10:30am; ET 11:30am]
[Satellite: DirecTV 371 - Dish 258 - Glorystar 115 Cable: U-Verse 585 - Buckeye 181 - Charter 172 - FIOS 288]

Regional Cath TV Networks: Detroit, Dubuque, Rockville Center, Yonkers
Am Forces Network: U.S. bases & ships

Available in Southern California on:

El Sembrador Nuevo Evangelización Tues 6:30 am
San Bernardino Access TW 17, Charter 32 Sun 5:00 pm

The Show will also be available after broadcast at:




John August Swanson is working with Grand Rapids, MI based Eyekons to bring churches ART FOR ADVENT.
A CD image collection that takes you on a visual journey of the Christmas story,
and features John August Swanson's six advent artworks.

CD includes images of the full artworks and details
perfect for Powerpoint presentations and church bulletin covers.  

Full Image of each serigraph
111 details of scenes from the serigraphs.

A Visit | 28 Details
Shepherds | 13 Details
Nativity | 18 Details
Epiphany | 11 Details
Flight Into Egypt | 16 Details
Presentation in the Temple | 25 Details

Click Here to visit Eyekon's website for more information.



Fuller Seminary Library Display
and Brehm Center Lecture Series
November, 2010

For the month of November, Fuller Seminary’s Brehm Center, 135 N. Oakland Ave., in Pasadena California,
will feature a display of eleven original John August Swanson serigraphs in their Hubbard Library.
The event will include a near complete proof of Swanson’s newest work, PSALM 23.


To begin the showcase, John August Swanson will appear at the opening reception on November 3rd, and give a talk later in the evening from 8:30-9:30pm.
On November 4th, he will respond to a presentation given by Robin M. Jensen, Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship at Vanderbilt University.


       This event is open to the public, and the schedule is to be as follows: 

       Wednesday, November 3, 2010:
       7:00-8:00pm Opening Reception of John August Swanson Gallery (in Hubbard Library)
       8:30-9:30pm Conversation with artist John August Swanson (in room Payton 101)


       Thursday November 4, 2010:
       10:00am-12:00pm Brehm Lectures (Payton 101)
            Lecture 1: Visual Art and the Two Reformations: Can We Find A Middle Way?
            Lecture 2: Visual Art as Doxology: Art's Place in the Church Today


For more information please contact Fuller Seminary’s Brehm Center at 626-304-3789

John August Swanson
in Minneapolis

Westminster Gallery will host a reception

Friday October 8, 2010 from 5pm-8pm.

John August Swanson will speak from 6pm-7pm.

Featuring a sneak peak at PSALM 23, in progress!

The event is free and open to the public.

1200 Marquette Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403


On Saturday October 9th, John August Swanson

will visit The American Swedish Institute

from 1pm-2pm.

2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis


On Sunday October 10th, John August Swanson

will speak between masses at The Basilica of Saint Mary

from 10:45am-11:30am

on the corner of Hennepin and N 17th Street in Minneapolis.


Also on Sunday October 10th,

Carter Avenue Frame Shop

Will host a reception for John August Swanson

From 2pm-4pm.

2186 Como Ave. St. Paul, MN

John August Swanson Speaks
in Grand Rapids Michigan
September 14th, 15th, and 16th

at the Inner City Christian Federation

A selection of 35 of his serigraphs, on loan from Larry and Mary Gerbens
will be displayed through December, 2010
The Grand Rapids Press published an interview with John August Swanson
in their September 11, 2010 Religion Section

The article can be found here:



John August Swanson to Appear on
West Hollywood Public Access,
WHPA-Time Warner Cable Channel 36
A 30-minute interview with John August Swanson will be aired on
the West Hollywood Public Access Channel, WHPA - Channel 36.
This interview can be seen on:
Tues., February 12, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
Wed., February 13, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
For more information on receiving this station, please visit WHPA's website at:

Even before the GOOSE WITH THE GOLDEN EGG was completed,
 John August Swanson began developing the ideas for his next serigraph–
After pouring over his various drawings and sketches from the last twenty years,
 a new serigraph is taking shape.
Click Here to find out more.



Loyola Marymount University Symposium

on the Aesthetics of John August Swanson's Artwork
Available Online  
In 2009, Loyola Marymount University's Theology Department gave a symposium on the Theological Aesthetics of John August Swanson's artwork, which was later published this year in ARTS magazine.
You can see the article at the following link:



Limited Edition Clown Serigraphs
For a very limited run of only 120-150 editions each, John August Swanson  revisited three of his early
clown watercolor and acrylic paintings, created in the 1980s, and reinvented them as hand printed silkscreen serigraphs.
The first two were completed in 2008, please continue to visit the website for updates!
The other works in the suite (shown above, from left to right) are:
“As I review and enjoy these clown characters, I am moved by feelings of their uniqueness, their ability to touch our lives and their double-sided nature. They are hilarious, mischievous, joyful and full of surprises – turning around the expected order of things. They also appear as messengers who bring us hope, grace, healing and meaning. They connect us to the numinous and to our child-like delight.”  -John August Swanson, 2008


Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art
Mr. Swanson's work, SAINT MICHAEL AND THE ARCHANGELS will be on display, beginning in October, and continuing until the end of December.
Open Friday, Saturday, and, Sunday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM   Pligrim Place 660 Avery Road, Claremont, CA 91711, Phone: (909) 621-9581 (call for tours)
John August Swanson - Slideshow and Lecture, October 8, 2007
Mr. Swanson will be making a personal appearence to talk about his art. Rolling Hills United Methodist Church 26438 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 (310) 377-7302



St Andrew's Abbey-Valyermo Fall Festival September 29-30, 2007
John August Swanson will be in attendance and his Art will be on display and available for purchase at this well known, popular Festival. 31001 N Valyermo Road,Valyermo, CA 93563 Click to visit the Website...

(no admission charge - $5.00 parking fee)




Los Angeles Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, "Looking Back, Moving Forward,"
A new fine arts exhibition featuring new original work by Cathedral artists. The exhibit opens Sept. 8 and runs through Jan. 4 in the Cathedral Chapels as part of the Cathedral's fifth anniversary celebration. Contributing artists include Lita Albuquerque, Johnny Bear Contreras, Max DeMoss, Lalo Garcia, Robert Graham, Frank Martinez, John Nava and John August Swanson.    555. W. Temple St., Los Angeles


John August Swanson - Work on New Serigraph THE PROCESSION
Mr. Swanson has uploaded photos of work he is doing on his most complex serigraph ever.

Click to see the photos...



The Franklyn Interview, John August Swanson - Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 9:30 PM;
John August Swanson will be featured on this program, airing in the Greater Los Angeles Area on Time-Warner Cable Public Access Channel 98(Channel 43 in Beverly Hills, Channel 77 in Santa Monica). Check your local Cable program listings.


Hill Ave Grace Lutheran Church, Pasadena, California-Stained Glass Window
Mr. Swanson work is reinterpreted in Stained Glass

Click to view a friend's photograph album of the ongoing process



Faith Odyssey 2007 - Annual Conference Day, Saturday January 13th
Mr. Swanson will be conducting a workshop as part of this conference: "Awakening Your Creative Spirit". Registration needed. St. Monica's Catholic Church 725 California Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

Click to download a flyer...




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