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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. If you wish to support these programs by becoming a part of our Arts of the Spirit patron base, click here to let us know.

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.

 

 

 

 

Now on Display in Tull Fellowship Hall Art Gallery

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Birds of Longing:  Exile and Memory

by Jewish Fiber Artist, Laurie Wohl from New York City

In this exhibit, artist Laurie Wohl interweaves Muslim, Jewish and Christian poetry and spiritual texts from the period of the Convivencia in Spain (eighth through fifteenth centuries) with contemporary Middle Eastern poets, particularly Palestinian and Israeli. She presents the common themes and striking parallels between Arabic and Hebrew texts—similarly rich in poetry of spiritual love, extensive poetry of exile, and poetry of nostalgia for Andalusia.

An audio component is integral to the project and will consist of English, Arabic, and Hebrew readings of the poems and spiritual texts contained in the work.

This exhibit is open to the public and is free of charge.  To make arrangements for viewing Monday through Friday, contact Sandra McDonald by email or 404.601.3137. To visit the artist's website, click here.

 

Artist's Reception and Lecture
Wednesday, February 11   |  7:00 p.m.   |   Tull Fellowship Hall Art Gallery

Lauarie Wohl, Artist with Brennan Breed, Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary

Free and open to the public

Upcoming Exhibits
2014
January 2014 Laurie Wohl Unweavings  
Mid-March - Easter (April 20) Crosses by Christina Saj  andCongregational exhibit of Crosses
April - May Family Values
June - September Rudolph Bostic (CIVA)
September 27, 2014 Master Class and Lecture with Robin Jensen
October - January 2015 Zimbabwe Artists Project
FUTURE
  Kristen Malcom Berry
  Steve Prince - Eykons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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