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Art Ministry

The Art Ministry is about providing emerging artists a venue to showcase their work through monthly exhibits in our gallery. Over the years, we have exhibited many parishioners work including painting, photography and mixed media, as well as work by many other local artists. God’s bounty of creation is shared through these diverse and changing exhibits that also include art from Emmaus House and Holy Comforter, art related to the church calendar and visual supports for Adult Education programs. In the case of diocesan groups, they benefit by receiving 100% of any sales. By exhibiting their creative work, other artists receive more exposure and opportunity for sales. Our parish benefits by having interesting work that enhances our space and by retaining 25% of any sales.

The work of the ministry includes: finding and scheduling the artists, installing their work in our gallery, introducing the artist through articles in The Epiphany Star, and accounting of sales. At the end of each calendar year, annual profits are distributed toward needs (mostly with a visual component) in the parish as determined by the committee and the Rector. In the past Art Ministry profits have gone to Vacation Bible School, Outreach, new vestments for our clergy and a wireless microphone system for the church.

Liefy Smith, 404.378.3356

Epiphany’s Art Ministry

welcomes for the month of December

photos of drawings and poetry by epiphanite Arlen Gray

Arlen's friend, Deborah Monroy writes:  I think of those words from Emily Dickinson’s poem “in vision and in veto” as Arlen resides now at Sunrise Assisted Living. She remains committed to helping others in any way she can, since as always this is her vision, yet she is also challenged these past years with declining memory.

Arlen Gray’s Art/Work—“in vision and in veto”

In 1934 Arlen was born in the Bay Area, in the state of California. She went on to complete graduate studies and then worked for the Department of Labor. She left her successful career with the Federal Government to serve for more than 20 years within the order of Saint Margaret.

After leaving the convent she came to Egleston Children’s Hospital where she first served as chaplain, and then moved up to become the Coordinator of Egleston’s Family Library. In this work she flourished. Arlen created a welcoming environment where families could learn more about their child’s health care. Grown-ups and visiting siblings alike found a generous, playful space at the Family Library which Arlen kept stocked with informative books—along with the best children’s books, and toys.

I think of those words from Emily Dickinson’s poem “in vision and in veto” as Arlen resides now at Sunrise Assisted Living.

She remains committed to helping others in any way she can, since as always this is her vision, yet she is also challenged these past years with declining memory.

Arlen’s sister, Daryl Gray, who is also an artist, helped with these notes.  The pictures in this exhibition are mostly from an illustrated book of poems that Arlen created for her mother.

25% of all sales benefit Epiphany
Please make checks to Deborah Monroy

To make a purchase, sign up on the list in the Gallery, fill out an envelope and put it with your check in the box on the round table. No cash please. Be sure to note the title and number of the art piece. All paid for items will be left in the office area at the end of the month.

 
 
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