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.
First Presbyterian Church's Gallery was recently included in a Religious News Service article "Wonderfully Made: How Churches are Seizing Upon Galleries for Art."
Gevers' photos featured in Gallery beginning Friday, April 28
Local photographer John Gevers' work featured in the next Gallery exhibit April 28-May 31.
John is known both for capturing the splendor of the world and for revealing a person's essence and spirit in portrait photography. "To breathe in and out with my subjects, to get to know their motivations, and then to capture a moment that reflects their true selves defines me as both humanist and spiritualist. It's the light within each of us that I seek to reveal in portraiture," John says.
He was born and reared in Fort Wayne, graduating from South Side High School and Indiana University. His 30 years of image making reflect a world view that is informed by considerable world travel and capturing the stories of people whose lives are often marginalized. A public reception will be on Friday, April 28, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church Gallery, 300 W. Wayne St. The congregational reception will be Sunday, April 30, from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Gevers will teach a free workshop in the Gallery on Sunday, April 30, 12:45-2 p.m. A light lunch will be provided. There's no charge, but please RSVP by April 27 by calling 426-7421. Bring your camera to the workshop!
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.