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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.

We do some of the things we always do in worship—sing, pray and share—and some new creating as we discover ways that God is speaking through the experience. We expect a multi-sensory experience of worship that will honor our call, nurture the spirit and feed the soul!

upcoming gallery events

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…

May
5
Sun
Youveline Joseph ARTChurch | Sunday Circle
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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.
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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.

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.

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