The Art Gallery serves also as the lobby for our theater. Each year six to eight new exhibitions are scheduled to coincide with theater productions. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Sundays 9:30am-1:00pm, and during all theater performances. Easiest access to the Gallery is through the west entrance to the church.
The Visual Arts Ministry is grounded in the belief that, as human beings, 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.
Chair: Patty Griest, 260-625-3543, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Gallery Exhibition - December 5, 2014 to January 4, 2015
Eunice Scully's love affair with fabrics began as a young girl growing up on a farm in Michigan. This led to a career working with fabrics. She has studied haute couture clothing construction and fashion design and has also run a business in alterations and custom clothing. Dan Sigler creates his bird houses in his Sheridan Studio in Saugatuck, Michigan. He combines artistic expression with discarded artifacts to give them new life and purpose.
Coming Gallery Exhibitions
January 9 - February 22 - Julie Wall Toles is a local primtmaker. At her studio, Hedgehog Press, she offers classes and workshops for all ages. Greg and Becky Jordan create mixed metal jewelry with a primitive theme using sterling silver, copper, brass, semi-precious stones, rocks, polymer clay, and found objects. Opening night reception: Friday, January 9, 5:30-7:00pm; reception for the congregation: Sunday, January 11, Noon-1:30pm.
February 27 - April 12 - An exhibition of internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Sadao Watanabe (1913-1996) from Christians in the Visual Arts as part of the FPC Festival of Religious Arts. Reception: Friday, February 27, 5:30-7:15pm, featuring authentic Japanese food and live Japanese guitar.
April 17 - June 7 - The 43rd annual Parish Art Show offering an amazing variety of visual talents from within the FPC congregation. Reception: Sunday, April 19, Noon-1:30pm.
June 12 - September 4 - The annual FAME exhibit showcasing the talents of children and youth in Fort Wayne and area school systems.
The Permanent Collection consists of a number of original works of art and artifacts owned by the church. Team responsibilities include inventory, appraisals, conservation and display of the works. We need and welcome volunteers interested in learning the "art" of handling art.