ARTS COUNCIL MÉLANGE

Who is the Arts Council? Beatitudes has always had a rich and robust appreciation for the Arts. From gatherings at local museums and art galleries to providing gallery space for local artists, the Arts Council makes God’s love real for our community in tangible and visual ways. Our committee meets in-person monthly. All are welcome!

**COMING SOON** WORSHIP CENTER ART EXHIBITION FEATURING “BRUSH STROKES”
THE STUDENTS OF ARTIST, KATHY TAYLOR
ART OPENING & RECEPTION
Sunday, Sept 25 | 11:30 AM | Worship Center Foyer

“Brush Strokes” is the newest art exhibit of the Beatitudes Arts Council by the adult students of Artist, Kathy Taylor.  Make plans to stop by the foyer of the Worship Center Sunday, September 25, immediately following our service of worship at 11:30 am to take a look at the works, meet the artists, and enjoy an art reception. Everyone is welcome!

To purchase a work, please contact Beatitudes Arts Council member, Marcia Nix, at 602-274-8992. Thirty percent of the sale price helps to fund art projects at Church of the Beatitudes.


WORSHIP CENTER ART EXHIBITION FEATURING DAVID POOL’S “HUMMINGBIRDS OF PHOENIX” | JULY 22 – SEPT 19

Hummingbirds beat their wings an average of 50 times per second, and visit 1,000 flowers each day for nutrition. These “hummers” flit and fly across yards and back porches in Phoenix to remind us that a connection can be made in the smallest (and briefest) of ways if you but look.

Testing his wife’s patience, he spent much of 2018–2020 photographing hummingbirds in his backyard in north central Phoenix. “I just wanted to see if I could photograph a hummingbird at all.” says David. “I thought it would be a good photo skills exercise. I had no idea that an obsession would develop and that the project would evolve into two books and an art show.”
David’s method is simple. He uses a Nikon D800 camera with a Nikkor 50mm/f1.4 lens. Bright sunlight is needed to capture the birds at high speed. f7.1 at 1/1250 of a second, ISO 400 are the usual camera settings. He sets the camera on a tripod about a foot away from the target (feeder or flower). Careful focus is necessary since depth of field is limited at that distance. He uses a remote shutter, sits on his porch, waits for the hummers to wander into the target area and “click, click, click…”

The photos in Hummingbirds of Phoenix are mostly of Anna’s hummingbirds, which are common in the Phoenix area. Each of the framed pieces are touched to look like an oil painting. Using his home printer, David produced a set of 41 individual photographs in February of 2020. They are each the only one of its kind.
“I would like to give special credit to my wonderful, supportive wife, Lisa, and to my little friends who visit each year. I hope the photographs bring peace and happiness to those who view them.”

To purchase a work, please contact Beatitudes Arts Council member, Marcia Nix, at 602-274-8992. Thirty percent of the sale price helps to fund art projects at Church of the Beatitudes.


PREVIOUS WORSHIP CENTER ART EXHIBITION FEATURING NICOLETTE NELSON & JOHN GUAGLIANO | MAY 8 – JULY 17

The latest exhibition of the Beatitudes Arts Council features a combination of work by local artists, Nicolette Nelson and John Guagliano.
The works explore the central theme of the cross as the principle symbol of the Christian religion. The weight of the each cross is juxtaposed with that of the plants, recalling Jesus Christ’s Crucifixation and the redeeming and live-giving benefits of his passion and death. Each cross is handmade using wood and metal from recycled materials. Some are embellished with crystals, stones and other materials of interest and color. Drawing on her interests in art history and color theory, Nicolotte’s organic and natural works contrast the rudimentary yet determined metal works of John, emblematic of our Christian struggle to balance the traditional with the new.

To purchase a work, please contact Beatitudes Arts Council member, Marcia Nix, at 602-274-8992. Thirty percent of the sale price helps to fund art projects at Church of the Beatitudes.

**CANCELLED** ARTS COUNCIL TO TOUR SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF THE WEST
July 29 | 10:00 AM

Please contact Marcia Nix msnix215@gmail.com with questions.


2021 PERMANENT INSTALLMENT IS A LEGACY FULFILLED

The Arts Council’s latest installation in our Worship Center is the culmination of a year’s hard work and inspiration from Artist and Beatitudes longtime member, Julie Frye. The eight paintings depict Jesus’ Beatitudes and the legacy of our church. Stop by and take a look! The Arts Council’s latest installation in our Worship Center is the culmination of a year’s hard work and inspiration from Artist and Beatitudes longtime member, Julie Frye. The eight paintings depict Jesus’ Beatitudes and the legacy of our church. Stop by and take a look!


PREVIOUS WORSHIP CENTER ART EXHIBITION FEATURING KIMBERLY HARRIS: MAR 8-MAY 1

“Whimsical Landscapes and Modern Abstract Prints” plus Ceramics: “Form Studies.” The Arts Council presents a new art gallery exhibit Sunday, March 13, featuring the works of Kimberly Harris.

Kimberly’s works are a variety of mediums and materials using color, pattern and line to animate the work. Her work is inspired by her travels. Her commissioned works can be seen across Arizona. We invite you to the reception and encourage you to take a look at these unique and distinctive pieces.

To purchase a work, please contact Beatitudes Arts Council member, Marcia Nix, at 602-274-8992. Thirty percent of the sale price helps to fund art projects at Church of the Beatitudes.

(Photograph by Sheyla Reyna of WHS)

PREVIOUS WORSHIP CENTER ART EXHIBITION FEATURING THE STUDENTS FROM CORTEZ, SUNNYSLOPE & WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOLS – “PRESENTING IN PERSON”: FEB 16-MAR 6

“Presenting in Person” has arrived at the Worship Center Art Gallery & foyer with student artwork from Cortez, Sunnyslope, and Washington High Schools.The pandemic forced schools to switch to online learning for a year and a half. This school year we were able to welcome our students back to the classrooms. They were able to experiment with art supplies that were not available in the online learning environment and are now able to exhibit their artwork in person rather than virtually online. 

A small artists’ reception and opening was held on Wednesday, February 16, at 5:00 pm. The Arts Council also chose winners for the art show as follows:
Best of Show: Haley Farina of Sunnyslope
Honorable Mentions:
Sheyla Reyna Santana of Washington
Marlen Lopez Ayala of SunnyslopeMehki Lindsey of Cortez 

All sales will go directly to the student artist. To purchase a piece, please contact Marcia Nix or any of our Arts Council members. 

Sunday,  TBD | 11:30 am | Rm 9 
The Beatitudes Arts Council meets monthly to discuss the ongoing art projects here at Beatitudes and in the community. Anyone interested is welcome to attend! Bring your coffee!

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