BETHANY, Okla. – Southwestern Christian University is joining with Divine Life Church and Creative 4ce as the lead presenters for an art exhibition that explores the tension between the individual and the Body of Christ. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be called “Tethered.” Its one-day display is Tuesday, April 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minchew Auditorium.

Taylor Drake, SCU Creative Arts assistant, said several sources of mediums will be on display, including music, poetry, film, paintings, sculptures, and photography to list just a few.

Award-winning photographer Eyakem Gulilat will be the featured artist at the event. A native of Ethiopia who w resides in Oklahoma, Gulilat’s work focuses on the complexities of cross-cultural encounter, perceptions of time, memory, and place. His photography questions the differences between subject and photographer; the borders that distinguish us from one another; and the ways our perceptions shift when we view each other through the camera’s lens.

Drake said other artists are expected to be added later. For more information persons are encouraged to contact Drake at Taylor Drake at