Archive for May, 2007

Smith snoozes, loses

Friday, May 25th, 2007

For the umpteenth time in as many weeks, a momentary hesitation on the part of Rev. Smith caused him to miss out on an opportunity that was instead snatched away by someone more alert, on the ball, and all-too-ready to point out to Smith the connection between his failure to act quickly and his subsequent loss of fortune. This morning at 11:16am, while Smith was hemming and hawing over which of the two remaining donuts in the break room he would eat, overweight coworker Morton Dewey casually walked in, took both donuts, and walked out, commenting to Smith in passing, “You snooze, you lose.”

Pope and Brick Testament: on the same page

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

Eleven illustrations from the Brick Testament’s The Life of Jesus are featured on pages 112-118 of the April 2007 issue of the Russian edition of Esquire magazine (with Iggy Pop on the cover). The images are used to illustrate an interview with Pope Benedict XVI. Being the benevolent man that he is, it is expected that the pope will return the favor by creating a series of eleven illustrations to accompany an upcoming multiple-page interview with The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith for a major international men’s magazine.

Smith visits 30 churches in 21 days

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

From 22 April to 12 May, Rev. Smith paid visits to thirty churches across Europe. In Prague: St. Vitus, St. George, Strahov Monastery, St. James, Týn Church, St. Nicholas Church, St. Nicholas Basilica. In Vienna: Votivkirche, Karlskirche, St. Stephen, Peterskirche, Minoritenkirche. In Venice: St. Mark Basilica, San Giorgio Maggiore. In Florence: Santa Maria del Fiore, San Giovanni, Santa Croce, San Miniato, San Lorenzo, Santa Maria Novella. In Rome: San Pietro in Vincoli, Santa Maria ad Martyres, Santa Maria sopra Minerva. In Zurich: Grossmunster. In Paris: Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle, Sacré Cœur, Saint Sulpice, and Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Photos from gallery show in Bratislava

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

The website for the SPACE gallery in Bratislava, Slovakia now has some photos available for viewing from the opening of the LEGO exhibition (19 May to 10 June, 2007) with Rev. Smith in attendance and several works from The Brick Testament on display. The event drew many curious onlookers from the Slovakian art world and general public, with many at least stopping to view the 50-foot banner across the exterior of the gallery displaying all 17 illustrations from the Acts of the Apostle’s story Accept Communism or Die.