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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 artwork by Barbara Bonner for September 2018

Barbara Bonner is the daughter of Epiphany parishioner George Councill. Barbara currently resides in Huntsville, Alabama, with her husband Paul and dog Bodie. Their oldest daughter, Arianna, teaches history in Charlotte, NC and younger daughter, Retta, is a junior at The University of the South, Sewanee. Their son, Alec is a freshman at Appalachian State.

Barbara grew up in the mountains of Virginia and studied art at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art. (‘87) Barbara also shares her father’s passion for music, and has taught Early Childhood music and art classes for about 20 years. In the early 2000s she returned to school and received a degree in Music from UNC-Charlotte (‘09).

Barbara finds inspiration for her art in the world around her, whether it be from music, the evening news or a simple joys like a summer bike ride.

This current work has been particularly influenced by the amazing resiliency of people and the determination they have even in the face of tragedy, in particular, by coming together with outpourings of love and messages of peace.

Barbara likes to think that we each have an angel pedaling along beside us, every mile of our journey, through good times and hard.



25% of all sales benefit Epiphany.

Please make checks to Barbara Bonner.

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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