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What does beauty have to do with faith? Everything!

In collaboration with community partners and local artists, The Gallery at the Sanctuary UCC hosts a monthly gallery installation that invites attendees to discover the shared human condition through the experience and inspiration of beauty. The art transforms our space, our worship, and ourselves.

These works of art not only transform our worship space each month, but they transform us as well.

Scroll down for some of our recent artists. Better yet, come and experience it for yourself!

Are you an Artist interested in showing at the Gallery @ Sanctuary? Contact Sanctuary UCC for more information.

upcoming arts events

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/

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.
 

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.

Oct
11
Fri
Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
Oct 11 @ 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.

Nov
8
Fri
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.

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