August 15, 2017
Art Church is a once-a-month opportunity for artists and the general public to engage with one another. Each month, artists will be in the gallery from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, demonstrating their craft, talking with visitors and each other, and/or being available to talk about their (and others’) work in a casual but focused way. Multimedia artist Dirk van Wyk will lead a short discussion, scheduled to start around 11:00 am, with one or more of the artists, in which anyone present will have the chance to ask questions and to offer their own response to the work of the featured artists, or any other work in the gallery.
On Sunday, August 27th, we’ll be joined by Lorraine Whellams and Jim Osenton. Dirk van Wyk will be our host. **NEW additions below** Lorraine will be painting in the gallery, and Jim will be bringing his portable lathe and be doing demonstrations of wood turning on the sidewalk in front of the gallery!
**UPDATE as of 8/24/17 - We will also be welcoming Phillip Ha and Jeff Wiehler - coauthors and of the book "Crochet Wildlife Guide" which features amigurumi patterns.
Art Church is intended to be a casual, lively, relatively unstructured, come-as-you-are, come-and-go gathering, with opportunity – but no obligation – for participation and engagement. Coffee, tea and home-baked goodies will be served.
Why ‘church?’ you may well ask.
Good question. There are a few reasons.
We wanted this monthly event to represent a spirit of community, friendship, and a commonality; to open a conversation between our visitors and our artists; and to be a regular, welcoming, community-based happening to meet and converse with others who share a love for art, whether they create it themselves or not.
Lastly, perhaps most importantly, there wasn’t another word we could think of that better expresses the certainty that we need art to live fully, joyfully and meaningfully. Or that particular reverence for the artwork which speaks to your deepest self so profoundly that it touches your soul.
We will be open to the public from 10-6, as always! If you prefer to come just to shop for a gift, or float around in the gallery, please do.
UPDATE 8/24/17 - We will also be welcoming Phillip Ha and Jeff Wiehler - coauthors and of the book "Crochet Wildlife Guide" which features amigurumi patterns.
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