KEYNOTE ADDRESS // Thursday, Sept 28  11:10am-12:15pm

Consumption, Terror, and Affection
Cam Anderson

Increasingly, our being in the world is defined by the global consumer culture that engulfs us. We cherish the sense of connection and convenience that this mediated world provides. But what is the real cost of our participation in it? Now more than ever we need to become makers and not mere consumers. It is time for us to direct our affection to the things that matter most. The visual arts, Christian faith, and healthy practices can empower us to do exactly that.


Cameron Anderson is the Executive Director for CIVA | Christians in the Visual Arts. An artist and a writer, his book The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts was published by IVP Academic in 2016. Earlier that year, he served as the Visiting Senior Scholar for the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust in Vancouver, Washington. His most recent one-person exhibit was entitled Approaching the Mystery: Red, Yellow, and Blue at Judson University in 2014. He and his wife, Cynthia, share a home in Madison, Wisconsin with Séamus, their cocker spaniel.