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Jun
1
Sat
Sanctuary Art Gallery Presents: Freedom Through Art Collective
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm

Sanctuary UCC Art Gallery Presents: Freedom through Art Collective
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Doors open 9 AM, Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at Sanctuary UCC
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Dates & Hours:
June 1st- July 7th
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Tues- Fri: 11AM-6PM
Sat- Sun: 9AM-12PM

Special dates:

Sunday, June 9th, 2019, 10:00 am- ARTChurch
Friday, June 28th, 2019, 7:00 pm- Reception & Reflections
Sunday, July 7thst, 2019 10:00 am- ARTChurch

For more information—–>>>>>sanctuaryucc.org/june-2019-freedom-through-art-collective/
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About the Collection

The Freedom Through Art Collective is facilitated by Megan Smith and Rachel Corey in Boston and has been shaped by 26 incarcerated members.

The aim of the collective is to give incarcerated artists a chance to share their work, collaborate with each other, make space for conversation, and financially benefit artists by selling their work.

Website: www.ftacollective.com/

You can reach FTA at FTAcollective@gmail.com

Jun
28
Fri
Freedom Through Art Collective | Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Humanizing the voices of incarcerated artists

Sanctuary UCC Art Gallery Presents: Freedom through Art Collective

Dates & Hours:
June 1st- July 14

Tues- Fri: 11AM-6PM
Sat- Sun: 9AM-12PM

Special dates:
Sunday, June 9th, 2019, 10:00 am- ARTChurch
Friday, June 28th, 2019, 7:00 pm- Reception and Reflections
Sunday, July 21st, 2019 10:00 am- ARTChurch

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.

For more information—–>>>>>sanctuaryucc.org/june-2019-freedom-through-art-collective/
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About the Collection

The Freedom Through Art Collective is facilitated by Megan Smith and Rachel Corey in Boston, and has been shaped by 26 incarcerated members.

The aim of the collective is to give incarcerated artists a chance to share their work, collaborate with each other, make space for conversation, and financially benefit artists by selling their work.

Website: www.ftacollective.com/

You can reach FTA at FTAcollective@gmail.com

Jul
12
Fri
Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
Jul 12 @ 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.

Jul
17
Wed
Sanctuary Art Gallery Presents: Photography of #LakotaYouthStay2019
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

Sanctuary UCC Art Gallery Presents: Photography of #LakotaYouthStay2019
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Doors open 5:30 PM, Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 at Sanctuary UCC
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Dates & Hours:
Jul 17 – Aug 18
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Tues- Fri: 11AM-6PM
Sat- Sun: 9AM-12PM
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🗓️Dates to REMEMBER:🗓️

🎉Reception and Reflections🎉
⏱️5:30 PM, Friday, July 17, 2019⏱️

⛪ARTChurch⛪
⏱️10:00 AM, Sunday, August 18, 2019⏱️

Learn more about Lakota⬇️
sanctuaryucc.org/july-august-2019-the-photography-of-lakotayouth2019/

Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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.

Aug
20
Tue
August/September Art Gallery: Stories from the Kitchen Table
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm

Sanctuary UCC Art Gallery Presents: Stories from the Kitchen Table
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Doors open 11 AM, Saturday, August 20th, 2019 at Sanctuary UCC
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Dates & Hours:
August 20th – September 22nd
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Tues-Fri: 11AM-6PM
Sat-Sun: 9AM-12PM

Special dates:

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019, 7:00 pm- Reception & Reflections
Sunday, September 8th, 2019 10:00 am- ARTChurch

For more information—–>>>sanctuaryucc.org/august-september-2019-stories-from-the-kitchen-table/
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Artist Statement
Stories from the Kitchen Table

I created “Stories from the Kitchen Table” to preserve and honor a fading way of life in my childhood home, a continent away. Going home means traveling the long distance back to a small village in northern Germany and my family’s old farmhouse, a house that seems untouched by modern time, and, one day soon, will be left behind.

The hardship of farming and events during World War II cast a prickly shadow over family members that can still be felt today. Telling these tales gives me a chance for reflection and transformation. Memories and emotions intertwine into new stories.

When I visit, I absorb the ingredients of home: the flavors of dishes that are so familiar, and the same furnishings, photographs, knick-knacks, and worn kitchen tools that have been there since well before I was born. Most of all, the very essence of home for me is gathering around the kitchen table to sit down for a meal with family and friends and share stories old and new.

Connecting past and present, my composites include old family photos combined with images reflecting how I perceive my heritage today. I use flowers and fragmented images of fabric: these dish towels, tablecloths, napkins, and decorative wall hangings (dating back to 1799) were passed down from generation to generation – a salute to the women who lived and worked under the roof of this old house. Pieces of the traditional costume, buried for decades in an old farmer’s trunk, add a layer of local history to my images.

My grandmother was a great influence. She was the overseer and guide of a local farmhouse museum across the street; she was the keeper of local history and the keeper of family stories and tales that often were shared among women in “spin clubs.” In past times, “spin clubs” met with the purpose of spinning wool, doing needlework, and stitching tablecloths and wall hangings. These close-knit groups of women stayed together until death. Today, these clubs barely exist. “Stories from the Kitchen Table” transforms this tradition of storytelling into a visual journey.

Website: www.reischwitzphotography.com/

Art Gallery Reception: Stories from the Kitchen Table
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sanctuary UCC Art Gallery Reception: Astrid Reischwitz- Stories from the Kitchen Table
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Dates & Hours:
August 20th – September 22nd
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Tues-Fri: 11AM-6PM
Sat-Sun: 9AM-12PM

Special date:

Sunday, September 8th, 2019 10:00 am- ARTChurch

For more information–>>>sanctuaryucc.org/august-september-2019-stories-from-the-kitchen-table/
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Artist Statement:

I created “Stories from the Kitchen Table” to preserve and honor a fading way of life in my childhood home, a continent away. Going home means traveling the long distance back to a small village in northern Germany and my family’s old farmhouse, a house that seems untouched by modern time, and, one day soon, will be left behind.

The hardship of farming and events during World War II cast a prickly shadow over family members that can still be felt today. Telling these tales gives me a chance for reflection and transformation. Memories and emotions intertwine into new stories.

When I visit, I absorb the ingredients of home: the flavors of dishes that are so familiar, and the same furnishings, photographs, knick-knacks, and worn kitchen tools that have been there since well before I was born. Most of all, the very essence of home for me is gathering around the kitchen table to sit down for a meal with family and friends and share stories old and new.

Connecting past and present, my composites include old family photos combined with images reflecting how I perceive my heritage today. I use flowers and fragmented images of fabric: these dish towels, tablecloths, napkins, and decorative wall hangings (dating back to 1799) were passed down from generation to generation – a salute to the women who lived and worked under the roof of this old house. Pieces of the traditional costume, buried for decades in an old farmer’s trunk, add a layer of local history to my images.

My grandmother was a great influence. She was the overseer and guide of a local farmhouse museum across the street; she was the keeper of local history and the keeper of family stories and tales that often were shared among women in “spin clubs.” In past times, “spin clubs” met with the purpose of spinning wool, doing needlework, and stitching tablecloths and wall hangings. These close-knit groups of women stayed together until death. Today, these clubs barely exist. “Stories from the Kitchen Table” transforms this tradition of storytelling into a visual journey.

Website: www.reischwitzphotography.com/

Artist Bio:

Astrid Reischwitz is a Boston-based photographer whose work explores the possibilities of storytelling from a personal perspective. Her projects include intimate views of private spaces and reflections on her own history and values. Using keepsakes from family life, old photographs, and storytelling strategies, she builds a visual world of memory, identity, place, and home.

Reischwitz has exhibited at national museums and galleries including solo shows at The Center for Fine Arts Photography, Danforth Art Museum, Griffin Museum of Photography, Providence Center for Photographic Arts, 555 Gallery, Davis Orton Gallery, and Soho Photo Gallery. Her portfolios were also shown in exhibitions at the Photographic Resource Center and Sohn Fine Art Gallery. In 2018, her work was included in the exhibition Domestic Affairs at Newport Art Museum.

Honors include a Gold Medal Award (2019, 2018) and Portfolio Award (2018) at the San Francisco Bay International Photo Show. Reischwitz is a Finalist for the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017, a Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 photographer (2016), and a Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist (2018 and 2015). She received the Best in Show Award at Cambridge Art Association’s 2019 National Prize Show and is a winner of the Soho Photo Gallery’s 2016 International Portfolio Competition, as well as the Portfolio Showcase 10 at The Center for Fine Arts Photography (2017).

She was selected as one of the Top 100 for Review Santa Fe (2015) and received a Silver Medal Award in the San Francisco International Photography Exhibition (2014).

Resichwitz was a feature on Fraction Magazine, Lenscratch, LensCulture, What Will You Remember, Wired Japan, Il Post Italy, P3 Portugal, Syracuse University’s Family Life, and the podcast Sounds Like an Earful. Her work was also published in Aint-Bad Magazine (Curator’s Choice), The Boston Globe, NRC Handelsblad Amsterdam, as well as other print media.

Reischwitz began her study of photography at the International Center of Photography in New York soon after moving to the United States from Germany. She continued her education at the New England School of Photography, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Lesley University, and the Griffin Museum of Photography. She is a graduate of the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany, with a Ph.D. in Chemistry, and holds a Certificate in Arts Administration from New York University.

In addition to making her own photographs, Reischwitz enjoys curating art exhibitions at the Bedford MA Free Public Library.
 

Sep
24
Tue
October Art Gallery: Christina Chang: Contemporary Artist
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm

Sanctuary UCC Art Gallery Presents: Christina Chang
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Doors open 3:30PM, Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at Sanctuary UCC
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Days & Hours:
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Tuesday & Thursday: 3:30PM – 6:30PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
And by appointment

Special dates:
Friday, October 04, 2019, 7:00 pm – Reception & Reflections
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 10:00 am – ARTChurch
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Artist Statement:

Color, light, energy and movement all come to mind when thinking about why I create art. It is a non verbal and kinesthetic experience that is difficult to apply words to. I always have ideas, I always have paintings in my head and body that want to come out. The desire to create and paint is there everyday. Finding the time is not always easy but I am never at a loss for ideas.

I simply love paint. I love mixing it, squishing it with my brush, challenging myself to come up with a new color combination and applying it to the canvas surface. I find it mesmerizing. It feeds my soul when I paint.

There are two things that I know for sure- I’m here on this planet to raise two children to be happy and healthy adults and I am here to create art. Here to paint, draw and sculpt. I’m here to make beauty with my art as well as ask questions, make inquiries, and challenge the way color was previously placed together. I have many desires with my art:

I want my art to bring joy to the viewer.

I want it to show beauty in a new way.

I want my creations to be like no other.

I want my hands to create something so original and unique.

I want to fill people’s soul with beauty through color, form and light.

When I complete a painting it feels so gratifying to bring something to life that did not exist before with my own two hands.

Website: christinachangart.com/

Oct
4
Fri
Christina Chang Art Gallery Reception and Reflections
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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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.

Nov
8
Fri
Art Gallery Reception and Reflections: Unearthing Traces
Nov 8 @ 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.

Exhibition title:

Unearthing Traces

Artists:

Priya Dave, Flor De Maria Delgadillo, Juyon Lee, Emily McDonald, Jana Purington, Camila Alexzandra Sánchez-Longo, Nikki Silva and Zuofu Wang

On Unearthing Traces:

Unearthing Traces is a group exhibition composed of a select group of first year graduate students pursuing a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Approaching with diverse practices, participating artists came together in an intimate space of Sanctuary UCC, creating an environment for converging ideas and relations. Unearthing Traces is a site of connecting explorations that fuel individual artist’s research. From works that explore experiences of absence and displacement to pieces literally composed of traces and marks of drawing, this exhibition invites the community of Sanctuary UCC and Boston to ponder upon what it means to discover, observe, and bring light to the things that remain.

Learn more: sanctuaryucc.org/nov-2019-unearthing-traces/

Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
Nov 8 @ 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.

Jan
10
Fri
Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
Jan 10 @ 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.

Gallery Reception and Reflections; Dirkje Legerstee – Angels in Human Skin | Artistic Spirit Series
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Hear from Dirkje about her inspiration and process – and join the conversation about your own experience of her creativity.

Feb
5
Wed
Holocaust Remembrance Presentation | Dirkje Legerstee
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sanctuary UCC is partnering with Temple Shalom to bring you Dirkje Legerstee’s gripping story of her family’s survival as WWII Nazi War victims.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 7:30pm

“Angels in Human Skin”, tells the true story of two teenagers from different countries and faith traditions whose lives collide in the terror of war. The presentation and slide show creates a living link to history through the telling of a family’s survival of WWII. The narrative shares the backgrounds of a Dutch Christian forcibly taken by the Nazis as a Labor slave, and of a Polish Jew who escapes the ghetto to hide in the open. Personal story, history and moral choice-making are woven throughout.

Rev. Dr. Legerstee explains: “During her life, my mother shared her story each year so that, “children would know the truth” of the holocaust. My father spoke with all who were interested. His testimony as a Dutch Labor Slave is now part of the archives at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. (collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn558974). Both my parents hoped to contribute to a better world by sharing their stories.”

It is said that what is personal is most universal. The story of survival includes the courage of upstanders, and witnesses to the power of hope in the midst of despair. It is a tale for our own time. The accompanying art installation, is currently available at Sanctuary UCC for viewing January 03 through February 16, 2020.  

Learn more about Dirkje here!
sanctuaryucc.org/jan2020-dirkjelegerstee/

Feb
12
Wed
Holocaust Remembrance Presentation | Dirkje Legerstee
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sanctuary UCC is partnering with Grace Episcopal Church to bring you Dirkje Legerstee’s gripping story of her family’s survival as WWII Nazi War victims.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 6:30pm

“Angels in Human Skin”, tells the true story of two teenagers from different countries and faith traditions whose lives collide in the terror of war. The presentation and slide show creates a living link to history through the telling of a family’s survival of WWII. The narrative shares the backgrounds of a Dutch Christian forcibly taken by the Nazis as a Labor slave, and of a Polish Jew who escapes the ghetto to hide in the open. Personal story, history and moral choice-making are woven throughout.

Rev. Dr. Legerstee explains: “During her life, my mother shared her story each year so that, “children would know the truth” of the holocaust. My father spoke with all who were interested. His testimony as a Dutch Labor Slave is now part of the archives at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. (collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn558974). Both my parents hoped to contribute to a better world by sharing their stories.”

It is said that what is personal is most universal. The story of survival includes the courage of upstanders, and witnesses to the power of hope in the midst of despair. It is a tale for our own time. The accompanying art installation, is currently available at Sanctuary UCC for viewing January 03 through February 16, 2020.  

Learn more about Dirkje here!
sanctuaryucc.org/jan2020-dirkjelegerstee/