The Middletown Assembly of God will host the unveiling and Mission Dedication of Cristian Ostafi’s Glass Sculpture “The Face of Jesus”

Contact: Cristan Ostafi                              Cell: 908-461-6636

Middletown Assembly of  God 628 Palmer Ave Middletown New Jersey 07748
August 7 2016 in Middletown, New Jersey, The Middletown Assembly of God will host tContact: Cristan Ostafi                              Cell: 908-461-6636

Middletown Assembly of  God 628 Palmer Ave Middletown New Jersey 07748

August 7 2016 in Middletown, New Jersey, The Middletown Assembly of God will host the unveiling and Mission Dedication of Cristian Ostafi’s Glass Sculpture “The Face of Jesus”

The unveiling ceremony begins with Worship Service at 9:30 am, follow by Sculpture Unveiling and Mission dedication at 10 am and Dr Dan Coreea’s Sermon 10:30 am

The artist, Cristan Ostafi, 59, of Holmdel, Monmouth County, grew up in Communist Romania and was blacklisted as a teenager because of his involvement with the arts. He was forced to escape along with wife Codruta the dictatorship in 1986, when they immigrated to the United States.

As a boy, Ostafi, grew up in a family of legalistic Baptists in Communist Romania that made him to revolt and stay away from any religion manifestation for many years.  In order to win de long argumentative discussions with parents, family and pastors, Ostafi studied and deeply analyzed the Old and New Testament.

At age 15, Ostafi joined the George Sabau’s  KinemaIkon Group for Avant-garde Visual Communication, which was under surveillance by the dictatorship communist regime. “The group served as a platform for free speech and the promotion of ideas subversive to mainstream art in this country,” Ostafi said, adding that the group became one of the catalysts for the 1989 Romanian Anticommunist Revolution.

Ostafi earned a master’s degree in Chemical Textile engineering from Polytechnic Institute in Jassy, Romania, in 1982. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communication from Popular University (KinemaIkon) in Arad, Romania, in 1984.

Ostafi emerged as a leader of visual communication in the Moldavian city of Jassy. He was one of the founders of a student-run group that taught thousands of other students the art visual communication He also opened several photography shows, cooperated with anticommunist groups, created three short films that won national awards, authored books and directed plays in his native country.

But it was it was a dream in the night of  July 16, 1993, in Atlanta, Georgia, when God appeared to Ostafi in dream and announced his plan for Ostafi’s life. God gave Ostafi a dream of flying, free of Laws of Physics, and the power of touching people and make them fly. That morning, Ostafi woke up feeling a major transformation in the heart, Ostafi felt the real renovated Pace in his heart. Ostafi was very happy as a new man.
Next year 1994, by the inspiration of Holy Spirit, Ostafi and his wife Codruta began “Project 153” a series of Christian  Abstract paintings with a new artistic media technique based on Bible (John 21:11) that changed recently in monumental mosaic stained glass sculptures.

On the night of November 9th 2015 at 11:42pm, Evangelist Jean Ann DiBenedeto of Deeper Conference wrote on Facebook the followings: “My brother, I was looking at that amazing picture of the stained glass Jonah – all I can say is WOW! Is there any possible way you can make a mosaic that looks like the face of Jesus?” With the synergy of colors perfectly balanced with visual liquidity of the forms, the sculpture is  proclaiming Jesus offering unconditional love and openness for salvation for everybody. “The Face of Jesus” is the answer of that late night request.

Meet the artist and team after the service in the art gallery exhibiting paints and sculpture of Ostafi’s.
he unveiling and Mission Dedication of Cristian Ostafi’s Glass Sculpture “The Face of Jesus”

The unveiling ceremony begins with Worship Service at 9:30 am, follow by Sculpture Unveiling and Mission dedication at 10 am and Dr Dan Coreea’s Sermon 10:30 am

The artist, Cristan Ostafi, 59, of Holmdel, Monmouth County, grew up in Communist Romania and was blacklisted as a teenager because of his involvement with the arts. He was forced to escape along with wife Codruta the dictatorship in 1986, when they immigrated to the United States.

As a boy, Ostafi, grew up in a family of legalistic Baptists in Communist Romania that made him to revolt and stay away from any religion manifestation for many years.  In order to win de long argumentative discussions with parents, family and pastors, Ostafi studied and deeply analyzed the Old and New Testament.

At age 15, Ostafi joined the George Sabau’s  KinemaIkon Group for Avant-garde Visual Communication, which was under surveillance by the dictatorship communist regime. “The group served as a platform for free speech and the promotion of ideas subversive to mainstream art in this country,” Ostafi said, adding that the group became one of the catalysts for the 1989 Romanian Anticommunist Revolution.

Ostafi earned a master’s degree in Chemical Textile engineering from Polytechnic Institute in Jassy, Romania, in 1982. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communication from Popular University (KinemaIkon) in Arad, Romania, in 1984.

Ostafi emerged as a leader of visual communication in the Moldavian city of Jassy. He was one of the founders of a student-run group that taught thousands of other students the art visual communication He also opened several photography shows, cooperated with anticommunist groups, created three short films that won national awards, authored books and directed plays in his native country.

But it was it was a dream in the night of  July 16, 1993, in Atlanta, Georgia, when God appeared to Ostafi in dream and announced his plan for Ostafi’s life. God gave Ostafi a dream of flying, free of Laws of Physics, and the power of touching people and make them fly. That morning, Ostafi woke up feeling a major transformation in the heart, Ostafi felt the real renovated Pace in his heart. Ostafi was very happy as a new man.
Next year 1994, by the inspiration of Holy Spirit, Ostafi and his wife Codruta began “Project 153” a series of Christian  Abstract paintings with a new artistic media technique based on Bible (John 21:11) that changed recently in monumental mosaic stained glass sculptures.
On the night of November 9th 2015 at 11:42pm, Evangelist Jean Ann DiBenedeto of Deeper Conference wrote on Facebook the followings: “My brother, I was looking at that amazing picture of the stained glass Jonah – all I can say is WOW! Is there any possible way you can make a mosaic that looks like the face of Jesus?” With the synergy of colors perfectly balanced with visual liquidity of the forms, the sculpture is  proclaiming Jesus offering unconditional love and openness for salvation for everybody. “The Face of Jesus” is the answer of that late night request.

Meet the artist and team after the service in the art gallery exhibiting paints and sculpture of Ostafi’s.