Three evenings about Art at the Anglican Church in Zwolle!

Anglican Church Zwolle Leadership Team has been organizing with Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker some public lectures on Christian Art for this November and December. Please note these dates in your calendar and join us if you can!


  • Thursday 5 November, Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker speaks on Looking at Art.
    The first evening will lead us into the world of art, a world that many find quite incomprehensible and hard to enter. Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker will give some guidelines for looking at art with examples of old and contemporary art. We will also ponder the question how works of art can become a source of spiritual nourishment for us.

  • Tuesday 17 November, Henrie Vogel speaks on Postmodern Art.
    The second evening will focus on postmodern art. Henrie Vogel will give an overview of recent developments in the visual arts. He will illustrate his talk with a few hundred images. He will explore the main themes in postmodern art and will make clear that this art does not show a radical break with the past. But what is it that this art is trying to do and say? This evening may change your view of the world.

  • Tuesday 1 December, Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker speaks on Advent in Art.
    The third evening will help us enter the spirit of Advent by looking at works of art by old and especially contemporary Christian artists and by listening to some Advent music. What are the central themes of Advent and how have they been portrayed?

Doors open at 7.30pm with coffee, talks start 8 pm ending at 9.30 pm, refreshment and fellowship until 10 pm.

Marleen Hengelaar 2014Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker is editor-in-chief of ArtWay,, a website about the visual arts and faith and an online resource for individuals and congregations. She did her studies in musicology at the University of Amsterdam. She edited the Complete Works of her father, art historian Hans Rookmaaker and wrote numerous articles about popular music, liturgy, and the visual arts. In 2012 she published a book of daily visual meditations for Lent through Easter (Jezus voor ogen) and in 2015 she co-authored a handbook for visual art in the church (Handboek voor kunst in de kerk). She lives in Zwolle.

Henrie Vogel photoHenrie Vogel is visual artist and coach. He lives in a restored farm on Kampereiland near Kampen, in the delta of the river IJssel. In his spacious studio he paints and gives painting lessons, workshops and courses. He also coaches people with the help of visual techniques. See:




Henrie Vogel
Painting by Henrie Vogel