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

In plain sight
May 30 – Jun 2 all-day
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.

Sanctuary Office and Gallery Open
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Rev. Lambert’s Open Office Hours
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
AA Big Book Twelve Step Study Group @ Sanctuary / UCC
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sanctuary Office and Gallery Open
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Profoundly Human, Achingly Complex Masterpiece | Faith and Film
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Profoundly Human, Achingly Complex Masterpiece | Faith and Film

This month’s film is an Oscar award-winning drama set in a New-England fishing town. Critics note that the story is “pulsating with urgency and feeling, not deadened by the suggestive framework of its premise.” An uncle and his spirited teen aged nephew must deal with the loss of the man who held their family together. 96% Tomatometer.
From top critics:

“A sensitive character study that feels profoundly human and finds an enviable balance between drama and humor.”

“Unforced acting couples with a nuanced, insightful script to tell a story that, although seemingly simple, is achingly complex.”

“The sadness of [the film] is the kind of sadness that makes you feel more alive, rather than less, to the preciousness of things.”

“An extraordinary swirl of love, anger, tenderness and brittle humor.”

“a masterpiece in a minor key, an exploration of grief that never lets its characters – or its audience – off the hook.

Chad & Anna Kidd. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
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Ministry Center Closed
Jun 3 all-day