Arts Ministry

creationWe are called by God to be artists of a new creation. This creative vocation is a sign of the new life that is ours in Jesus Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we have received gifts of imagination, creativity, of poetry and song, of dance, drama and vision. How will you use those sacred gifts? We hope that you will be inspired as you seek to respond to your creative calling.

The WRPC Arts Ministry affirms that all people embody the divine creative spirit. We seek to glorify God through studying, appreciating, and creating art that inspires worship, enhances education, and engages the community we serve.

 

March 1-30
Voice of the Spirit Gallery
Opening Reception: March 2, 5-7 PM
Artists Talk: Sunday, March 3, 9:45 – 10:45 AM

“Subliminal Surprises”, an installation by artists Amy Veatch and Martina Noble explores how our acts of adornment and collection reveal, reflect, and fashion the story of our lives.


The exhibit looks at the topography of time, beauty, and sublimity: what we do consider precious, ordinary, and extra-ordinary? What do we see, what do we keep, what do we leave behind? And what surprises arise as we plumb these layers of experience? Assemblages of found or saved objects -each featuring a piece of jewelry- create a context which whispers, sings, or silently allows glimpses of the artists' thought process.

In addition to the opening reception on March 2, Amy and Martina will join the Haasis class on Sunday, March 3, from 9:45-10:45 AM.

Opening Reception with Live Music: April 6, 5 – 7 PM
Exhibit Dates: April 6 – June 30, 2019
Voice of the Spirit Gallery

The ancient spiritual practices of the Celts can inform our faith and inspire our creative spirits. Artists and Admirers of the Celtic tradition are invited to contribute art that touches on Celtic themes:


• All creation is alive with God’s presence!
• The good creation has been corrupted by evil
• Salvation is the restoration of goodness
• All of life is intertwined
• God is encountered in the ordinary events of everyday lives

Artists, Authors, and Collectors are invited to submit work in any form, whether visual art, poetry, prayer, and song. Art may be original or contributed from personal collections. All works should be submitted to Room 103 by April 1. Contact Marietta Wynands with questions.

Friday, September 15, 10 am -5 pm
Saturday, September 16, 9 am - 1 pm
Nicholson Sayre Studio Gallery,  4224 Beryl Rd. across from the JC Raulston Arboretum

Come shop at our first ever pop up arts & craft sale! 15 artists from West Raleigh and the community will offer their creative art with 20% of all sales going to West Raleigh’s Arts Ministry! On Saturday, our children will also offer baked goods in support of the K.A.R.E. Mission trip. Start your Christmas shopping early!

Most of us know that “fast fashion,” much like “fast food” is not really good for us, but how many of us know about its consequences for our health, for farmers and laborers, for sewers, for our environment, and our psycho-social well-being? Are we being good stewards of our planet’s resources? Learn from Joyce Watkins King who will be sharing her MFA thesis project in the latest art exhibit.

With Iconographer Daniel Neculae
Sunday, July 23 at 1 PM
Voice of the Spirit Gallery
Register or Questions to Marietta Wynands: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 919-828-5468 x14.  
Cost: $5.00 payable at the event.

Please join us for this first step in the process of approaching the sacred presence of God through the sense of sight. Daniel Neculae will provide a brief introduction into the history and symbolism of Byzantine icons, using examples to explain the theology behind the works and the artistic use of lines and colors. He will also talk about the painting of icons and give us a few technical tips.

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