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.

Call for Art: Bearing Witness

September – November, 2019

Exhibit Theme
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. Our hope is that, in creating art, we will bear witness to the lives of those we love. In sharing that art and inspiration with others, both the artist and community will benefit from the connections made around the commonalities of grief and loss, thereby promoting understanding and healing.

Submission Guidelines
Artwork submissions may use a variety of materials and methods including the use of fiber, paper, recycled materials, or other media. Submissions must be accompanied by the artist’s name, title of artwork, and an artist’s statement.  Works may be offered for sale.

Arts Ministry Presents: ART INSPIRED BY THE CELTIC TRADITION

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.