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Apr
8
Sun
ARTChurch w/SMFA @ Tufts Masters Students
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

“Reflection” at Gallery at the Sanctuary

Through April, 2018

SpecialDates:

April 8th, 2018, 10:00am – 11:00 am

April 20th, 2018, 7:00 pm

The “Reflection” show at Gallery  at the Sanctuarybrings together different works of six students from the graduate class of 2019of the Smfa at Tufts. The show is intended to be the first, and will befollowed by a second one in the following months by another group of studentsof the same class.

Students’ artworks reflect their individual conceptsderived from their focus and thus, the themes of the works display asubstantial variety. A range of medium takes place in the show including video,printmaking  – specifically handmadepaper, textile work, and painting which consists of techniques such as oil,acrylic paints, gouache, and ink.

Within this context, Paulina MacNeil, as a consumer, respondsto the demanding production of capitalism in the fashion industry with her sewnpatchwork textile pieces of tags. Willoughby Hastings works with conflictingvisual symbols to explain personalexperiences related to complicated social matters such as hierarchy or thememory of hierarchy within the society in terms of class and race. 

Gisele Gardner’spainting, Rapturous, challenges thegray area between contrasting ideas and draws the audience into the field ofuncertainty of what they see. Constructed through the material that created hismemories of his grandfather and his grandfather’s space, Louis Meola’s handmadepaper is an extension of his work which deals with memory and loss.

Lei Zong and GulumhanHuma Yildirim’s works re-contextual or re-interpret the “classical” or the“traditional”. In this sense, Lei focuses on Flemish paintings and carries themto the present time by adding or subtracting from the setting and relocatingthe characteristics of the original work into new social settings. While Humacontinues making traditional Turkish illumination artwork, she also seeks to re-interpretit by borrowing elements of contemporary art and merging them into herbackground. 


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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.

Apr
20
Fri
Art Gallery Reception and Reflections | SMFA at Tufts Students
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Reflection” at Gallery at the Sanctuary

Through April, 2018

Other SpecialDates:

ART Church – April 8th, 2018, 10:00am – 11:00 am

The “Reflection” show at Gallery  at the Sanctuarybrings together different works of six students from the graduate class of 2019of the Smfa at Tufts. The show is intended to be the first, and will befollowed by a second one in the following months by another group of studentsof the same class.

Students’ artworks reflect their individual conceptsderived from their focus and thus, the themes of the works display asubstantial variety. A range of medium takes place in the show including video,printmaking  – specifically handmadepaper, textile work, and painting which consists of techniques such as oil,acrylic paints, gouache, and ink.

Within this context, Paulina MacNeil, as a consumer, respondsto the demanding production of capitalism in the fashion industry with her sewnpatchwork textile pieces of tags. Willoughby Hastings works with conflictingvisual symbols to explain personalexperiences related to complicated social matters such as hierarchy or thememory of hierarchy within the society in terms of class and race. 

Gisele Gardner’spainting, Rapturous, challenges thegray area between contrasting ideas and draws the audience into the field ofuncertainty of what they see. Constructed through the material that created hismemories of his grandfather and his grandfather’s space, Louis Meola’s handmadepaper is an extension of his work which deals with memory and loss.

Lei Zong and GulumhanHuma Yildirim’s works re-contextual or re-interpret the “classical” or the“traditional”. In this sense, Lei focuses on Flemish paintings and carries themto the present time by adding or subtracting from the setting and relocatingthe characteristics of the original work into new social settings. While Humacontinues making traditional Turkish illumination artwork, she also seeks to re-interpretit by borrowing elements of contemporary art and merging them into herbackground. 



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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.

Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Apr
30
Mon
May Gallery Installation | Collage Artist – Rita Ortolino-Dioguardi @ The Gallery
Apr 30 – Jun 2 all-day

SpecialDates:

ARTChurch with the Artist – Sunday, May 6, 2018, 10:00am – 11:00 am

Reception and Reflections with the Artist – Friday, June 01, 2018, 7:00 pm

Rita Ortolino-Dioguardi, a talented collage and quilt artist, has been creating collage art since a young girl. What started as childhood art projects has bloomed into unique and colorful pieces of art. These stunning images are spontaneous creations. Her paper collages are created by ripping, not cutting, simple splashes of color from magazines and glossy advertisements and her quilts are born from simple scraps of material. Each piece of art is given a witty name that helps bring the creation to life.

Prints and cards of Rita’s work will be available for purchase during the installation.

www.ritadioguardi.com

May
6
Sun
ARTChurch | Rita Ortolino-Dioguardi – Collage Artist
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Rita Ortolino-Dioguardi, a talented collage and quilt artist, has been creating collage art since a young girl. What started as childhood art projects has bloomed into unique and colorful pieces of art. These stunning images are spontaneous creations. Her paper collages are created by ripping, not cutting, simple splashes of color from magazines and glossy advertisements and her quilts are born from simple scraps of material. Each piece of art is given a witty name that helps bring the creation to life.

Prints and cards of Rita’s work will be available for purchase during the installation.

www.ritadioguardi.com/



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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.

Jun
1
Fri
Art Gallery Reception and Reflections | with Rita Ortolino-Dioguardi, Collage Artist
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Note Artist’s Dates:

ARTChurch with the Artist – Sunday, May 6, 2018, 10:00am – 11:00 am

Reception and Reflections with the Artist – Friday, June 01, 2018, 7:00 pm

Rita Ortolino-Dioguardi, a talented collage and quilt artist, has been creating collage art since a young girl. What started as childhood art projects has bloomed into unique and colorful pieces of art. These stunning images are spontaneous creations. Her paper collages are created by ripping, not cutting, simple splashes of color from magazines and glossy advertisements and her quilts are born from simple scraps of material. Each piece of art is given a witty name that helps bring the creation to life.

Prints and cards of Rita’s work will be available for purchase during the installation.

www.ritadioguardi.com

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
3
Sun
June /July Gallery Installation | Gay P. Cox Painter @ The Gallery
Jun 3 – Jul 28 all-day

“Painting the Glory of God” – A collection of paintings in response to Psalms of David


SpecialDates:

ARTChurch with the Artist – Sunday, June 10, 2018, 10:00 am

Reception and Reflections with the Artist – Friday, June 22, 2018, 7:00 pm

ARTChurch with  the art – Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:00 am


Artist’s Statement

I infuse my work with an active, vibrant, sensuous love of existence. The physical solidity of all true spirituality is at the heart of all my work. I find color particularly delicious and prefer to capture it “in motion.”

I am inspired by ancient icons and their mandate to “paint the glory of God” and by the movement and evocative aspects of art and life on the heroic scale, even when focusing on minutiae. 

My journey has traversed through landscape, figure, face and abstraction; but always the form emerges, triumphant and alive. 

My relationship with God is at the heart of all my work, informing and vitalizing the subject and its’ emergence. To evoke this interconnectedness I create several pieces around a central theme such as Creation, Woman, Transformations, Mystery, and Song: Inviting us deeper into the richness of life in God.

www.gpcox.com

Jun
10
Sun
ARTChurch | Gay P. Cox, Painter
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Painting the Glory of God” – A collection of paintings in response to Psalms of David

Special Dates:

  • ARTChurch with the Artist – Sunday, June 10, 2018, 10:00 am 
  • Reception and Reflections with the Artist – Friday, June 22, 2018, 7:00 pm 
  • ARTChurch with the art – Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:00 am 

Artist’s Statement 


I infuse my work with an active, vibrant, sensuous love of existence. The physical solidity of all true spirituality is at the heart of all my work. I find color particularly delicious and prefer to capture it “in motion.”

I am inspired by ancient icons and their mandate to “paint the glory of God” and by the movement and evocative aspects of art and life on the heroic scale, even when focusing on minutiae. 

My journey has traversed through landscape, figure, face and abstraction; but always the form emerges, triumphant and alive. 

My relationship with God is at the heart of all my work, informing and vitalizing the subject and its’ emergence. To evoke this interconnectedness I create several pieces around a central theme such as Creation, Woman, Transformations, Mystery, and Song: Inviting us deeper into the richness of life in God.

www.gpcox.com

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.