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Jul
15
Sun
ARTChurch | Painting the Glory of God
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

Painter Gay Cox’s Psalms will be the subject of ARTChurch again this month. This work has been installed since June and we will spend another service digging deeply into the beauty and imagery of Ms. Cox’s artistry.


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.

Aug
1
Wed
August Gallery Installation | Photography of #LakotaYouthStay2018 @ The Gallery
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

“Meet the Youth Through their Art”

SpecialDates:

ARTChurch – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 10:00 am

Gallery Open Tuesday – Friday (11 to 6); Saturday (9 to noon)


Lakota Youth Stay Program 

The purpose of the Lakota YouthStay Program is to foster authentic, mutually fulfilling relationships between  Native American youth from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and youth/adults from Eastern Massachusetts. By exchanging visits to each other’s communities, we seek to create cultural understanding.  

www.lakotayouthstay.org


Aug
12
Sun
ARTChurch | Sunday Circle
Aug 12 @ 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 | The Photography of #LakotaYouthStay2018
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

“Meet the Youth Through their Art…”

Lakota Youth Stay Program 

The purpose of the Lakota YouthStay Program is to foster authentic, mutually fulfilling relationships between Native American youth from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and youth/adults from Eastern Massachusetts. By exchanging visits to each other’s communities, we seek to create cultural understanding. 

www.lakotayouthstay.org


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
28
Tue
Thaer Abdallah’s Interview
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Prepare 5- 7 interview questions for Thaer Abdallah for his September art gallery.

The purpose of the video interview is to promote his art shows and will use the video for marketing purpose on Sanctuary UCC website and on our social media. accounts.

Interviewers: Alex Wang

Sep
14
Fri
Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
Sep 14 @ 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.

Thaer Abdallah | Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
Sep 14 @ 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.

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Artist Biography – Thaer Abdallah

I am Palestinian from Iraq. I grew up in Baghdad. My people have lived in Iraq for sixty years, but have neither citizenship nor freedom. Since 2003, they have been attacked by various militias and have suffered kidnapping, torture, imprisonment and assassination. I am a human rights worker and torture survivor. I left Iraq in 2005 and fled as a refugee to Syria. I created many paintings in the refugee camp. Eventually, the secret police imprisoned me and deported me back to Iraq. I fled again, and finally arrived in the U.S. in April 2008, to begin a new life.

I have painted and drawn since I was a child, when I discovered that art was a world so much larger than the one room which I shared with my parents and ten siblings. I drew on everything – the walls, the door – to my mother’s chagrin!

Today, I use art to express the pain and also the strength of my community in Baghdad and of those scattered as refugees in many corners of the world. I also paint scenes of nature and people interacting with nature. Life does not stop, and it is still beautiful.

Sep
16
Sun
ARTChurch | Sunday Circle
Sep 16 @ 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.