Showing posts from February, 2014
Introduction to Poetry by Diane Brown The Maker's Space community art group at Glen Ellyn Evangelical Covenant Church Feb.18, 2014 Introduction to Poetry Last Tuesday   Diane Brown opened with Genesis 3:23-24, the banishment of man from the Garden of Eden.  She said, "The rest of human history is flavored by that tragedy, that lost happiness, and the poet's purpose is to probe the wound, press on the bruise, sometimes even open the old scar.  He attempts to find a remedy; sometimes he doesn't.  All he is required to do is to remind us that the pain is there, that it is real.  And our job is to respond, ‘Yes, it is.’  It is a lie to say otherwise."   It was an inspiring evening that too many of you missed.  So, Diane has agreed to do a repeat  Intro to Poetry.   Mark your calendars for  April 15  and bring a theme, an idea and any of your own works of poetry.  This is an important skill to try because it touches us in very deep places which reminds us that we are

"Beauty in Ordinary Places" Paint Lecture Feb. 20

The Division of Arts and Communication at Wheaton College presents an Aesthetics Lecture by painter Chris Anderson at  7 p.m. Thursday, February 20 . The annual lecture is titled "Beauty in the Ordinary Places: The Concept of Home in an Artist's Theology of the Cross." For over a decade, the art of New York painter Chris Anderson has addressed the theme of American culture, focusing on traditions in the contemporary home and neighborhood. She has received numerous awards and honors for her work. This event will also feature the poetry of Brett Foster of Wheaton's English faculty and live music by Lee Joiner and Howie Whitaker of the Wheaton College Conservatory faculty. Sponsored by the Division of Arts and Communication at Wheaton College, this free event takes place in Coray Gymnasium, located at 421 Chase Street in Wheaton. For more information, call the Conservatory of Music at 630.752.5099 .

Live creatively!

"Live creatively, friends. " Galatians 6:1[the message version] "If you do it with heart, that's art."  Susan Branch ART BY JAYNE BISCHOFF