Arts of the Spirit

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As a part of its ministry to the community, the Ministry of Worship, Music, & the Arts developed a series entitled Arts of the Spirit.  This annual series includes Master Classes, Gathered to Sing Festivals, Concerts With a Cause, and visual art exhibits.

 

Congregational Art Exhibit Now on Display

The culminating activity of our Vital Worship grant from the Calvin Institute of Worship is the Congregational Art Exhibit now hanging in Tull Hall. The theme of our grant this year and of this exhibit is Living in the Presence of God. The pieces have all been created or loaned to us by congregation members. You will see art created in a wide variety of media, by a wide variety of Central members; some of these folks you may already have known as an artist - some others may surprise you. Take time to read the poems, study the photographs, experience the line and form and color of the drawings and paintings. This exhibit is by Central, for Central, and of Central.  Enjoy it throughout the summer.

Cong Art Exhibit Shadow

Become a Patron

To continue the Arts of the Spirit initiative at Central Presbyterian Church, we  rely on the generosity of donors who value the contribution that arts make to our community. Each season, Arts of the Spirit is envisioned to offer one Master Class, one Concert with a Cause, one opportunity to Gather to Sing with a nationally recognized clinician, and ongoing visual arts exhibits. Donors, whether individuals or organizations, will be recognized in our programs and on our website.click to donate

 

 

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Past Events
  • The inaugural class, a liturgical dance master class, was held Saturday, October 3, 2009. For more information about this workshop, click here>>
  • Highly Favored:  Contemporary Images of the Virgin Mary
  • Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) in conjunction with the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, cosponsored this traveling exhibition.
  • Concert with a Cause--Westminster Choir College Concert Bell Choir
    Kathy Ebling-Thorne, Musical Director
    Proceeds benefitted CHRIS kid
  • Gathered to Sing Hymn Festival with Mark Sedio
    Mark Sedio, Director of Music/Cantor at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, lead us in "A Spectrum of Singing," an evening of hymn singing, anthems, and narration.   
  • Photography Exhibit
    Photographs of Bill Culp and artwork from Margaret Fain Elementary School students
    This exhibit honors Bill & Gay Culp on the first anniversary of their deaths.
  • Stations of the Cross – Kathrin Burleson
  • Westminster Choir College Concert Bell Choir.  To view photos from this Concert With A Cause benefiting Chris Kids, click here.
  • Eden to Etermity--A collection of 40 Panamanian Molas with Biblical themes; exhibit is from the Bowden Collection, Sandra Bowden Artwork
  • Windsongs – Caligraphy of Timothy Botts
  • Enacted Worship:  A Master Class with Friends of the Groom Theater Company
  • Unweavings: Thirty pieces of art by fibert artist, Laurie Wohl.  For more information on this exhibit, click here.
  • Gathered to Sing Hymn Festival 2011 with David Cherwien
    David Cherwien, music director of the National Lutheran Choir, lead the choirs and congregations of Central Church and Druid Hills Presbyterian Church in "Lumen de Lumine" (Light from Light)
  • St. John's Bible Exhibit
  • Seeing Christ in the Darkness, the art of Georges Roualt
  • African-American Spirituals, the calligraphy of Timothy Botts
  • Life of the Young Child, Photos of children in the Central Child Development Center by photographers David Harris and Meg Buscema
  • Angels, Shepherds, and Kings by artist, Christina Saj
  • Concert With a Cause:  The Raleigh Ringers (May 2012)
  • The art of Joan Bohlig www.bohliggrahics.com
  • CIVA Exhibit:  Scribes of Hope II:  A Calligraphy Art Exhibit
  • Crosses by artist James Quentin Young
  • Psalms art exhibit as a part of the Worship Renewal Grant from the Calvin Institute of Worship