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Mar
8
Fri
Haleh Fotowat | Art Gallery Reception and Reflections
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 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.
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Special Date:

Sunday, March 24th, 2019, 10:00 am- ARTChurch
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About the artist:

Haleh Fotowat

I was born in Tehran, Iran. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in Tehran before moving to the United States to pursue my master’s and then PhD in Neuroscience. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience at Harvard University. Art has always been an integral part of my life. I have been playing a musical instrument called the Kanun for the past 29 years. My training in art started also many years ago in Tehran where I took courses in drawing and acrylic painting. More recently, I have studied creative painting at the Ottawa School of Art. I am passionate about observing life from scientific and artistic points of view. There is always a big element of spontaneity and music in my paintings. My paintings start withdrawing patterns that I draw on the spot while listening to music: jagged lines, curved lines, maybe words, whatever my hand feels like doing at that point till I decide to stop, and then I add paint. I love painting like this since I never know what I will get in the end. I feel like by doing this I can bring out a part of me on that day that I would have never known existed had I not painted.

Website: www.halehfotowat.com/

Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
Mar 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.

Apr
2
Tue
April Art Gallery with Youveline Joseph
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

The Gallery at the Sanctuary

April, 2019

Special Date:

Friday, April 12, 2019, 6:30 pm- Reception & Reflections

Sunday, May 5th, 2019, 10:00 am- ARTChurch

For more information—–>>>>>sanctuaryucc.org/april-2019-youveline-joseph/
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About the Artist:

Youveline Joseph is a visual artist, born in Haiti but raised in Brockton, Massachusetts. Her passion for art began at a young age. Around the age of five she began to showcase her natural ability to draw and create. In high school she took an International Baccalaureate art class, an advance art class, designed to allow creative students to excel in their art. Later on, Youveline minored in Fine Arts in college while majoring in Sociology with a concentration in Health Medicine.

After graduating in 2017, Youveline decided to pursue her art on a more professional level. She mainly paints with acrylic paint on canvas. While on her journey to understand and grow as an individual she began to develop her Afrocentric painting style. She uses a combination of cowrie shells, crystals, and glitter to personalize her artworks. She also incorporates bright, vibrant colors, patterns, and textures into her pieces.

Moreover, her inspiration comes from beauty, culture, social media, fashion, adversity, and societal issues. Her body of work focuses on representation and her goal is to showcase and praise the beauty of her people (i.e. the diversity in the African diaspora).

Website: youvelinescreations.com

Artist Statement:

What is Youveline’s Creations…

It is the embodiment of the Black Art experience. Black beauty, Black magic, Black power, Black pride, Black excellence. It is our traditions, our hairstyles, our culture, our people, our essence. My art…

Apr
12
Fri
Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
Apr 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.

Youveline Joseph | Gallery Reception and Reflections |
Apr 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.
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Special Date:

Sunday, May 5th, 2019, 10:00 am- ARTChurch
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Artist Bio: 

Youveline Joseph is a visual artist, born in Haiti but raised in Brockton, Massachusetts. Her passion for art began at a young age. Around the age of five she began to showcase her natural ability to draw and create. In high school she took an International Baccalaureate art class, an advance art class, designed to allow creative students to excel in their art. Later on, Youveline minored in Fine Arts in college while majoring in Sociology with a concentration in Health Medicine.

After graduating in 2017, Youveline decided to pursue her art on a more professional level. She mainly paints with acrylic paint on canvas. While on her journey to understand and grow as an individual she began to develop her Afrocentric painting style. She uses a combination of cowrie shells, crystals, and glitter to personalize her artworks. She also incorporates bright, vibrant colors, patterns, and textures into her pieces.

Moreover, her inspiration comes from beauty, culture, social media, fashion, adversity, and societal issues. Her body of work focuses on representation and her goal is to showcase and praise the beauty of her people (i.e. the diversity in the African diaspora). 

Website: youvelinescreations.com

May
10
Fri
May Art Gallery with Nancy Earsy
May 10 @ 11:00 am – May 31 @ 6:00 pm

The Gallery at the Sanctuary

May, 2019

Special Date:

Friday, May 10th, 2019, 6:30 pm- Reception & Reflections

Sunday, May 19th, 2019, 10:00 am- ARTChurch

For more information—–>>>>>sanctuaryucc.org/may-2019-nancy-earsy/
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Artist’s Background

Nancy first encountered Journal Quilts at the Lowell Quilt Festival. She’s a writer, so the 8 ½ x 11 inch format, exactly the size of a piece of typing paper, appealed to her. She began sewing her first quilt with purple felt praying hands and tiny Tibetan prayer flags to celebrate Peace Day in August 2006. Since then, she’s created more than 100 quilts. Many of them focus on civil rights and American history.

She likes the open-ended creative possibilities of the small art quilt format because the size makes it possible to complete an art quilt in a single day. She uses small scraps of fabric and embraces whatever embellishments fit the theme. Pictures expand the design options. Images of angels, stars and heavenly nights bring blessings to the work, while special colors and fabrics reflect the changing seasons and cycles of life. Nancy explains, “The practice of creating a monthly art quilt centers me, like meditation or Yoga. After sewing it, I sometimes understand the subject of my quilt differently.”

She grew up in Ohio and graduated from Oberlin College, later receiving her J.D. from Northeastern and working as General Counsel for the state vocational rehabilitation agency. She is a retired lawyer and now works as a volunteer editor with the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University School of Law when she is not making quilts.

About the Collection

Nancy Earsy’s art quilts depict America’s long struggle for equal rights and racial justice. Her goal is to spotlight events and hidden heroes from the past, as well as contemporary leaders, to inspire understanding and positive action for change.

This exhibit focuses on civil rights issues from long ago as well as modern times. The zig-zag progress and setbacks of American history are reflected in images of plantations in the North and South, along with modern heroes and events like President Obama’s election. Quilts in this collection feature abolitionist leaders Harriett Tubman and Frederick Douglass, who spoke out to end the brutality of slavery. Less known heroes include Yulanda Williams, a community police officer in San Francisco, and Harry T. Moore, who worked with the NAACP to enroll 116,000 new African American voters in Florida when the Supreme Court struck down discriminatory restrictions on voting in the 1940s.

Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
May 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.

Nancy Earsy | Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
May 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.
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The Gallery at the Sanctuary

May, 2019

Special Date:

Sunday, May 19th, 2019, 10:00 am- ARTChurch

For more information—–>>>>>sanctuaryucc.org/may-2019-nancy-earsy/
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Artist’s Background

Nancy first encountered Journal Quilts at the Lowell Quilt Festival. She’s a writer, so the 8 ½ x 11 inch format, exactly the size of a piece of typing paper, appealed to her. She began sewing her first quilt with purple felt praying hands and tiny Tibetan prayer flags to celebrate Peace Day in August 2006. Since then, she’s created more than 100 quilts. Many of them focus on civil rights and American history.

She likes the open-ended creative possibilities of the small art quilt format because the size makes it possible to complete an art quilt in a single day. She uses small scraps of fabric and embraces whatever embellishments fit the theme. Pictures expand the design options. Images of angels, stars and heavenly nights bring blessings to the work, while special colors and fabrics reflect the changing seasons and cycles of life. Nancy explains, “The practice of creating a monthly art quilt centers me, like meditation or Yoga. After sewing it, I sometimes understand the subject of my quilt differently.”

She grew up in Ohio and graduated from Oberlin College, later receiving her J.D. from Northeastern and working as General Counsel for the state vocational rehabilitation agency. She is a retired lawyer and now works as a volunteer editor with the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University School of Law when she is not making quilts.

About the Collection

Nancy Earsy’s art quilts depict America’s long struggle for equal rights and racial justice. Her goal is to spotlight events and hidden heroes from the past, as well as contemporary leaders, to inspire understanding and positive action for change.

This exhibit focuses on civil rights issues from long ago as well as modern times. The zig-zag progress and setbacks of American history are reflected in images of plantations in the North and South, along with modern heroes and events like President Obama’s election. Quilts in this collection feature abolitionist leaders Harriett Tubman and Frederick Douglass, who spoke out to end the brutality of slavery. Less known heroes include Yulanda Williams, a community police officer in San Francisco, and Harry T. Moore, who worked with the NAACP to enroll 116,000 new African American voters in Florida when the Supreme Court struck down discriminatory restrictions on voting in the 1940s.