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 Note Cards on Sale in December
For the first three Sundays in December, the Visual Arts Committee will be selling note cards featuring art from their Lenten Gallery exhibit, “The Colors of Jesus.” Cards will be sold in The Commons for $10 per package of eight cards and envelopes.
“The Colors of Jesus” exhibit included eight works of art in an array of colors, with each color representing an aspect of Jesus’ life and teachings. Each piece of art was accompanied by corresponding Scripture passages to illustrate the message. The art was created in early 2019 using the technique known as “pour painting,” a unique process using acrylic paint to create abstract art. Additives in the paint create interesting, random details as the mixture flows freely across the canvas.
All proceeds from the sale of these note cards will go to support the work of Westminster’s Visual Arts Committee. The committee curates exhibits in the Gallery, as well as annual art displays in the Sanctuary as an enhancement to worship.
Advent-Christmas Collage Exhibit now on display in the Gallery
The Visual Arts Committee presents a new display in the Gallery featuring works of art for Advent and Christmas. The four Committee members – Judy Sebern Beachy, Jan Davison, Beth Hirst and Carolyn Larson – created seasonal collages using recycled Christmas cards and other materials.
The term “collage” comes from the French word “coller,” meaning “to glue.” The origins of collage as an art form date back several centuries, but the technique became particularly popular in the early 20th century as a modern art novelty. The technique was named “collage” at that time by artists Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. A collage is made from an assemblage of found objects and materials – magazine and newspaper clippings, photographs, ribbons, paint, other artwork, texts, etc. – all glued to a surface, such as canvas, paper or artboard.
The Visual Arts Committee’s collage exhibit will be on display from late November to early January. Visit the Gallery any time the church building is open.
Visual Arts Mission Statement:
"The Visual Arts unite us in the human experience and invite us into the presence of the divine.