Exhibit runs September – November, 2019
An undeniable truth is that life also brings loss. The death of a dear friend, partner, spouse, or child leaves a deep wound that never fully heals. Yet, “the longer we live, the more fully we become aware of who she was for us, and the more intimately we experience what her love meant for us.” (Henri Nouwen). The practice of creating art can give space to remember, reflect, and honor a beloved one.
The Arts Ministry Team of West Raleigh Presbyterian Church invites artists to create and submit art that honors a special person who has died.
contributed by Henry Wynands
Many have asked me how painting of the louvers is going - and the answer is "Going well, and it is a longer term project."
Many Saturday mornings when we are preparing to paint, Beth Harris is already busy working in the BeeLoved Garden; sometimes she is by herself, sometimes with other volunteers. In chats about about progress, we raise the question of "Which project will 'be finished' first?' All I can say that I see clear progress each session, but that neither is 'near completion.'
Join author and clinical psychologist Elizabeth Jackson in exploring deep loss through the practice of writing poetry. Creating art, including poetry writing, allows us to honor those who we’ve loved and lost or mark challenging life transitions. Our words bear witness to the continued significance in our lives. In this two-session workshop, participants will explore contemporary elegy poems and generate new work in response to in-class activities.