Welcome to the “At First Light” Arts Exhibition!
The exhibition below was created to celebrate the launch of our two CDs “At First Light” Volume 1 in February 2013 and Volume 2 in June 2013.
Volume 1 contains 20 short quotations revealed by Baha’u’llah, put to lively music so that young children can have fun memorizing them. Volume 2 contains 20 Baha’i prayers. Each CD also gives the instrumental tracks for each song so that families and children’s classes can have singalongs.
Featuring over 50 pieces of artwork, from artists ages two years to adult, the 10 countries represented in the exhibition are: Australia, Canada, Croatia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Malaysia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States.
To read the requirements for submission, please click here for Volume 1, and here for Volume 2.
Three artists were chosen at random after each exhibition to receive a copy of our CD, and all artists received a free MP3.
The pieces of art have been inspired by the following quotation, which also inspired the title and creation of our CD:
[quote]Every day at first light, ye gather the Bahá’í children together and teach them the communes and prayers. This is a most praiseworthy act, and bringeth joy to the children’s hearts: that they should, at every morn, turn their faces toward the Kingdom and make mention of the Lord and praise His Name, and in the sweetest of voices, chant and recite. These children are even as young plants, and teaching them the prayers is as letting the rain pour down upon them, that they may wax tender and fresh, and the soft breezes of the love of God may blow over them, making them to tremble with joy.[/quote]
(Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 139)
Volume 1 Submissions
Volume 2 Submisions
Thank you for visiting the gallery! We hope you and your families enjoyed seeing this spiritually themed art work from around the world.