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Apr
28
Fri
May Gallery Installation: West Medford Open Studios Artists
Apr 28 – May 31 all-day

Ten Local Artists:

Susan D’Arcy Fuller: photography
Cambia Davis: watercolor paintings
Charles Kaufman: photography
Linda Malik: pottery, sculpture
Ose Manheim: photography
Laurie Mass: pottery, sculptural hangings
Lynwode Paquette: found art sculpture
Sharon Santillo: collage
Lisa Sears: paint and mixed media

Jun
1
Thu
June Gallery Installation: Christine Tinsley, Photographer
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day

Photographer Christine Tinsley will install (2) photographic series for our June Installation (descriptions below).

Please Note: The schedule for ARTChurch and the Artist’s
Open House/Reception fall on different weeks than is our norm.

Reception and Reflections with the Artist: sanctuaryucc.org/event/christine-tinsley-photographer-gallery-reception-and-reflections
Second Friday, June 9, 7:00 pm

ARTChurch: sanctuaryucc.org/event/artchurch-with-the-photography-of-christine-tinsley
Third Sunday, June 18, 10:00 am
Pinhole: When I look at a photograph, I see an assemblage of time. The image exists in the present, goes forward into the future, and yet flows back into the past. Silent memories fade, time flees and yet the instant of time seen by the camera’s eye is frozen forever in a photograph.

Pinhole photography does not have an optical lens; light exposes the paper or film through a tiny ‘pinhole.’ Unlike an optical lens, which manipulates and corrects the image, the pinhole captures everything in front of it, free of aberration. A connection is created between viewer, image and subject as the light touches the subject outside the box and then causes a chemical reaction on the light sensitive material inside the box. It links the viewer in the ‘here and now’ directly with the moment depicted in the ‘there and then.’ It is raw photography. It is like placing your foot in the sand and leaving a footprint rather than drawing one on paper. The footprint was actually there. It was causal.

My work centers on my desire to understand the image, to capture the moment and hold on to it before it ceases to be. It is a memento mori—a reminder that time waits for no one.

SisterVet: I served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 30 years. I started working on SisterVet three years ago; I did not anticipate the project would involve much more than documenting women veterans. Confronted by the realities of my pain, I began the long journey of photographing women veterans in an attempt to recognize these amazing women as well as share their stories, hoping that one of their stories might help someone as they have helped me. What was initially a visual project has become the creation of an unprecedented archive of photographs and stories of women veterans.

SisterVet is a mixed media project that includes black and white portraits of women veterans and handmade paper made from the dress blue uniform shirt of women veterans. When you walk into this exhibit you will see 5 sheets of handmade paper: 1 green, 2 blue, 1 khaki, and 1 white. The paper was made from the uniform shirts of women veterans from each branch of service. To start the creation of the paper is a multi-step, multi-dimensional process, which deals with the uniform itself.

As you look at this exhibit, you might ask yourself why make paper from uniform shirts?
The uniform is an object that has physically come in contact with our bodies and through time we’ve held on to this object. The weight of the memory woven into the fabric becomes heavier, more traumatic, more daunting and more beautiful. It is ingrained in the uniform, and now it will be released.

Jun
9
Fri
Christine Tinsley, Photographer | Gallery Reception and Reflections
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

About the Artist:

When I look at a photograph, I see an assemblage of time. The image exists in the present, goes forward into the future, and yet flows back into the past. Silent memories fade, time flees and yet the instant of time seen by the camera’s eye is froze forever in a photograph.

Pinhole photography does not have an optical lens; light exposes the paper or film through a tiny ‘pinhole.’ Unlike an optical lens, which manipulates and corrects the image, the pinhole captures everything in front of it, free of aberration. A connection is created between viewer, image and subject as the light touches the subject outside the box and then causes a chemical reaction on the light sensitive material inside the box. It links the viewer in the here and now directly with the moment depicted in the there and then. It is raw photography. It is like placing your foot in the sand and leaving a footprint rather than drawing one on paper. The footprint was actually there. It was causal.

My work centers on my desire to understand the image, to capture the moment and hold on to it before it ceases to be. It is a memento mori reminder that time wait for no one.

“SisterVet” is a mixed media project that includes black and white portraits of women veterans and handmade paper made from the dress blue uniform shirt of women veterans…. The uniform is an object that has physically come in contact with our bodies and through time we’ve held on to this object. The weight of the memory woven into the fabric becomes heavier, more traumatic, more daunting and more beautiful. It is ingrained in the uniform, and now it will be released.

About the Reception:

BYOB: Bring your own Beer, Wine or Soda to this month’s new art Installation.

Hear from the Artist(s) about their inspiration and process – and join the conversation about your own experience of their creativity.

Jun
18
Sun
ARTChurch | Sunday Circle
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This Month’s Artist is still creating!  Check back later for details about the artist and art being installed for this month’s ARTChurch!

About ARTChurch: Inspired by the rich spirituality and deep themes inherent in art, ARTChurch looks at scripture and liturgy through the lens of the art installed in the Gallery at Sanctuary UCC. On the second Sunday of each month, we experience the Holy—and the holy in each other—through the images, colors, themes and creative energies of the installation, the artist’s perspective and that which is seen by the observer.

Jul
9
Sun
ARTChurch | Sunday Circle
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This Month’s Artist is still creating!  Check back later for details about the artist and art being installed for this month’s ARTChurch!

About ARTChurch: Inspired by the rich spirituality and deep themes inherent in art, ARTChurch looks at scripture and liturgy through the lens of the art installed in the Gallery at Sanctuary UCC. On the second Sunday of each month, we experience the Holy—and the holy in each other—through the images, colors, themes and creative energies of the installation, the artist’s perspective and that which is seen by the observer.

ARTChurch | Sunday Circle
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This Month’s Artist is still creating!  Check back later for details about the artist and art being installed for this month’s ARTChurch!

About ARTChurch: Inspired by the rich spirituality and deep themes inherent in art, ARTChurch looks at scripture and liturgy through the lens of the art installed in the Gallery at Sanctuary UCC. On the second Sunday of each month, we experience the Holy—and the holy in each other—through the images, colors, themes and creative energies of the installation, the artist’s perspective and that which is seen by the observer.

Aug
13
Sun
ARTChurch | Sunday Circle
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This Month’s Artist is still creating!  Check back later for details about the artist and art being installed for this month’s ARTChurch!

About ARTChurch: Inspired by the rich spirituality and deep themes inherent in art, ARTChurch looks at scripture and liturgy through the lens of the art installed in the Gallery at Sanctuary UCC. On the second Sunday of each month, we experience the Holy—and the holy in each other—through the images, colors, themes and creative energies of the installation, the artist’s perspective and that which is seen by the observer.

Aug
18
Fri
Lakota Youth | Artistic Spirit Series
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This month’s Gallery Installation is a unique opportunity to consider the Artwork and Photography of the Lakota Youth from www.LakotaYouthStay.org. You will have a chance to meet these ten wonderful young people through their printmaking, their camera lens – and with a slideshow full of their experiences.

We will hear from host family members and program advisers about the young people, about their inspiration and give you a chance to join the conversation about your own experience of their creativity.

BYOB: Bring your own Beer, Wine or Soda to this month’s new art Installation.

Sep
10
Sun
ARTChurch | Sunday Circle
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This Month’s Artist is still creating!  Check back later for details about the artist and art being installed for this month’s ARTChurch!

About ARTChurch: Inspired by the rich spirituality and deep themes inherent in art, ARTChurch looks at scripture and liturgy through the lens of the art installed in the Gallery at Sanctuary UCC. On the second Sunday of each month, we experience the Holy—and the holy in each other—through the images, colors, themes and creative energies of the installation, the artist’s perspective and that which is seen by the observer.

Sep
15
Fri
Gallery Reception and Reflections | ‘Veiled Presence’ with Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Keenly aware of the difference in women’s attire from her own – Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper began to paint the women she met while living in another cultural milieu. In their dress she discovered their identities and in her paintings, unveils another form of beauty. Join the artist for a reception and a time of reflecting on her paintings and her experience in the Indian subcontinent, including Pakistan and Bangladesh. www.lucilda.com/veiled-presence

From the Artist: “Veiled Presences Seek Sanctuary”

The Sanctuary Gallery in Medford, a modern twist on the Storefront Church and Gallery, hosts the paintings of Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper for the month of September.

The colorful paintings of women from the Indian sub-continent were displayed in Washington DC at the Parish Gallery on the anniversary of the sub-continent’s independence from British rule, highlighting the issue of gender politics in India where women could sign documents only with the affirming signatures of their husbands or fathers.

The National Gallery of Art in Delhi exhibited some paintings from the series representing the United States during India’s 9th Triennale where the artist painted a #15, auctioned in New York to help fun Sakhi, a South Asian organization that provides assistance for women suffering from domestic abuse.

The fourteen paintings of the Veiled Presence series were numbered in the order they were completed by the artist to emphasize their anonymity, while their identity shines through, expressed in their dress. “like birds of brilliant plumage from villages to metropolis, women express their identity in their dress even when they are covered up.”

Prints on paper and giclees on canvas in a limited edition are available for purchase.

BYOB: Bring your own Beer, Wine or Soda to this month’s new art Installation.

Hear from the Artist(s) about their inspiration and process – and join the conversation about your own experience of their creativity.