We are called by God to be artists of a new creation. This creative vocation is a sign of the new life that is ours in Jesus Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we have received gifts of imagination, creativity, of poetry and song, of dance, drama and vision. How will you use those sacred gifts? We hope that you will be inspired as you seek to respond to your creative calling.
The WRPC Arts Ministry affirms that all people embody the divine creative spirit. We seek to glorify God through studying, appreciating, and creating art that inspires worship, enhances education, and engages the community we serve.
Sacred Threads is a biennial quilt exhibition of more than 300 quilts exploring the themes of spirituality, inspirational, joy, grief, healing and peace/brotherhood. After the main exhibition ends, 36 quilts are chosen to travel the country for the rest of the two years.This traveling exhibition will be at West Raleigh Presbyterian until Sunday January 26, 2020 before it travels on.
Guided viewings of the exhibit are offered by Arts Ministry volunteers each week during the following "visiting hours":
- Sunday afternoons, 12:30-2:00
- Monday afternoons, 1:30-3:00
- Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:00
- Friday mornings, 10:00-11:30
Our Closing Reception and Celebration of the Quilts will be Saturday January 25, 2020 at 5:00 until 7:00. Please come if you are able.
Our Bearing Witness was a small but very successful exhibit in the Voice of the Spirit Gallery. Many thanks to all who exhibited their art and their stories.
This exhibit is no longer showing.
An undeniable truth is that life also brings loss. The death of a dear friend, partner, spouse, or child leaves a deep wound that never fully heals. Yet, “the longer we live, the more fully we become aware of who she was for us, and the more intimately we experience what her love meant for us.” (Henri Nouwen). The practice of creating art can give space to remember, reflect, and honor a beloved one.
Opening Reception with Live Music: April 6, 5 – 7 PM
Exhibit Dates: April 6 – June 30, 2019
Voice of the Spirit Gallery
The ancient spiritual practices of the Celts can inform our faith and inspire our creative spirits. Artists and Admirers of the Celtic tradition are invited to contribute art that touches on Celtic themes:
• All creation is alive with God’s presence!
• The good creation has been corrupted by evil
• Salvation is the restoration of goodness
• All of life is intertwined
• God is encountered in the ordinary events of everyday lives
Artists, Authors, and Collectors are invited to submit work in any form, whether visual art, poetry, prayer, and song. Art may be original or contributed from personal collections. All works should be submitted to Room 103 by April 1. Contact Marietta Wynands with questions.
Voice of the Spirit Gallery
Opening Reception: March 2, 5-7 PM
Artists Talk: Sunday, March 3, 9:45 – 10:45 AM
“Subliminal Surprises”, an installation by artists Amy Veatch and Martina Noble explores how our acts of adornment and collection reveal, reflect, and fashion the story of our lives.
The exhibit looks at the topography of time, beauty, and sublimity: what we do consider precious, ordinary, and extra-ordinary? What do we see, what do we keep, what do we leave behind? And what surprises arise as we plumb these layers of experience? Assemblages of found or saved objects -each featuring a piece of jewelry- create a context which whispers, sings, or silently allows glimpses of the artists' thought process.
In addition to the opening reception on March 2, Amy and Martina will join the Haasis class on Sunday, March 3, from 9:45-10:45 AM.