Welcome to the First Presbyterian Art Gallery!
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Sundays 9:30am-1:00pm, and during all theater performances. Feel free to browse this beautiful artwork at your leisure. Contact the church for more information: 260-426-7421. The closest entrance to the art gallery (handicap accessible) is on the west end of the building.
"ReNEWal: ART of All Abilities"
March 2 - April 23
Public Reception: Thursday, March 2, 5:00-7:00pm in McKay Foyer
This exhibition gives Northeast Indiana artists with disabilities a place to showcase their incredible abilities. Their interpretation of the theme “ReNEWal” can be expressed through whatever artistic means they desire. We welcome the public to share in the amazing talent of these artists. AWS Foundation’s Lynne Gilmore, Chief Program Officer says, “One quality of artistic expression is that it can transcend the artist’s disability. This is definitely a show that is not to be missed.”
Imagine living in a world where you express yourself in a way that is uniquely your own – perhaps in a way others don’t understand. For those who learn to express themselves through art, the results are often stunning. Instead of focusing on differences, the artists in this show have learned to share their exquisite talent through breathtaking examples of two-and threedimensional art forms.Studios and galleries worldwide are encouraging artists of all abilities to emphasize their unique gifts by developing their own “voice” for personal expression and style. The creations they produce are an important contribution to society. DoArt Collaborative exists to help fulfill this role locally. Curator, Candy Pease, has dedicated her time to help promote the talent of artists with disabilities in the Northeast Indiana area and we are delighted to welcome DoArt as our partner for this exhibition.
Church's Permanent Collection
The Permanent Collection consists of a number of original works of art and artifacts owned by the church. Many are displayed in various rooms and hallways of the church.
OUR MISSION: The Visual Arts Ministry is grounded in the belief that we are created in the image of God and that both the arts and religion are manifestations of the same creative spirit, deeply rooted in the human soul.
Gallery Committee responsibilities include inventory, appraisals, conservation and display of the works. We need and welcome volunteers interested in learning the "art" of handling art.