Three nationally known artists have joined together to share their witnesses of Jesus Christ through a stage musical. Their efforts, now known as the Son of Man Project, combine the artwork of renowned Christian artist Liz Lemon Swindle, the music of acclaimed composer Kenneth Cope, and the writings of religious scholar Susan Easton-Black. At completion, the Son of Man project will include a four-volume book series, an original two-volume musical score, and over one hundred paintings and sketches celebrating the life of the Savior.
Forty paintings are already available with a new image scheduled for release each quarter through the end of the project. The first three books, Son of Man: The Early Years, Son of Man: Miracles of Jesus, and Son of Man: King of Kings are in bookstores nationwide and the first volume is in its seventh printing. The first album, Son of Man: God with Us, is set to release in the fall of 2009.
About the Artists
Liz Lemon Swindle
Liz Lemon Swindle began her painting career in first grade. Her first exhibitions were on the refrigerator, encouraged by her father. In the early 1980s she tutored under renowned wildlife artist, Nancy Glazier. In 1992, Liz began painting a subject matter she had long desired to approach: her faith. Her paintings are now held in corporate and private collections around the world and have been published in countless magazines and books. Liz and her husband Jon have five children and thirteen grandchildren.
Susan Easton Black
Susan Easton Black began teaching in 1978. She is a professor of Church history and doctrine and a former associate dean in General Education and Honors at BYU. A recipient of the Karl G. Maeser Dis¬tinguished Lecturer Award, she is the author of numerous articles. Her bestselling books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide. Susan and her husband, Harvey are the parents of eight children and lots of grandchildren.
Kenneth Cope grew up in Houston, Texas, where he attended the High School for the Performing Arts before leaving for Switzerland and France to serve a mission. He has written and produced dozens of albums including his best-selling and critically ac¬claimed Greater Than Us All (1989). Recognizing his achievements, the Faith Centered Music Association (FCMA) has awarded Kenneth numerous PEARL Awards over the years including Male Vocalist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Album of the Year. Sto¬ries from Eden’s Garden earned Kenneth an Indie nomination for Contemporary Christian Album of the Year from the Association for Independent Music. Kenneth and his wife Kathy have three daughters.
For more information, visit: www.sonofmanproject.com