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Cultural Creatives

Artist ministers within Atlanta’s art community

By John Pierce

ATLANTA — It didn’t come quickly or easily, but Kerry Jackson has embraced his calling to be both artist and minister. The ministerial pull and his artistic giftedness are no longer in conflict.

So he cherishes opportunities to go into churches and other settings where he shares his faith while creating art — such as when he took his paint and brushes to the First Baptist Church of Cornelia, Ga., this summer to participate in the congregation’s annual MOSAIC Art Camp.

Downtown Atlanta, however, is where he brushes up against other creative persons in a daily effort to minister among those engaged in the arts.

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