THE WESTMINSTER ART GALLERY
At Westminster, you can immerse yourself in the arts! New exhibits are planned for each month or season throughout the year. Visit the Gallery, located on the lower level of the church, any time the building is open. If you have any questions about our gallery or Visual Arts Committee please e-mail us.
Art Gallery Features Honey Grodt
Honey Grodt is a self-taught multi-media artist who lives and works in Ankeny, Iowa. Growing up in the rural community of Minburn, Iowa, she developed a love of the outdoors and nature and intended to pursue a career in environmental sciences. Unfortunately, Honey developed serious health issues and was not able to follow her dream. Instead, she turned to art as a way to cope with the pain, fatigue, and depression that were a result of her battle with endometriosis and chronic migraines.
Honey now works as an artist from her home studio and uses a wide range of artistic mediums. ALthough primarily a collage and assemblage artist, she enjoys the constant challenge of exploring new techniques and art forms. She often incorporates her love of nature and the environment into her work by using recycled and repurposed materials.
Previously, Honey was a member of the VSA Arts of Iowa. She taught mixed-media workshops across the state, and demonstrated and exhibited her art forms at the Iowa State Fair through her organization.
Currently, Honey shows her work in galleries in and around Des Moines, Iowa and participates in group art shows in the area. She recently received an honorable mention in the Des Moines Women's Club annual art show.
When not making art, you can find her raising her Monarch butterflies as part of a conservation effort to replenish their dwindling populations, tending her pollinator garden, reading, enjoying the outdoors, or spending time with her family that includes her partner, Andrew, their 11 year old daughter, 1 dog and 2 cats.
Visual Arts Mission Statement:
"the Visual Arts unite us in the human experience and invite us into the presence of the divine.