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  1. Open Call for Artwork

    This is an open call for artwork for the upcoming themed gallery show entitled “Desire & Design”.  

    This show seeks to explore the the interplay of the elements of desire and design, ultimately suggesting God’s desire(s) through His design and grand meta-narrative.

    Submission protocolswhich must be adhered to — can be found on our Gallery section of HopeArts.org.

    Written and Digital Photographic Submissions (poetry, flash-fiction, essay/reflection) for our in-house art magazine (i.e. not as part of the hung gallery show) must be sent directly to our editor.  

    All artists are encouraged to attend the catered gallery reception, Saturday June 1st, from 6:30 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

    Show Details : These “desires” may include (but aren’t limited to): those desires for His Son, to see Jesus exalted; to see Humanity redeemed (or what redemption may “look like”); His desires for social justice; for fruit of the Spirit to be made manifest (fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, self-control); desires for the meek to inherit the earth, for the merciful to be shown mercy; His desires for the hearts of fathers and sons to be turned towards one another; desires for Holiness and a Holy People of every tongue, tribe, nation; His desires for complete unity of faith, hope, love.
    The design(s) can include (but aren’t limited to) : examples from biology, science, linguistics, mathematics; graphic and computer design.
    A good source text from scripture to consider would be the New Testament book of Hebrews, for instance.

    Entry form – Fill out the form below, scroll to the bottom and click “Submit”

    Gallery Show Submissions Form

    Gallery Show Submissions Form
    • Name of show you are entering.
    • Phone
    • Email
    • Medium / Type of Submission
    • Description -- briefly describe your piece, its concept, dimensions, special requirements (this shall used for artist card signage). Include any artist statement that goes along with piece (as it will be taken directly from this form). JPEGs to be emailed directly to Director or Gallery Manager.
    • Have you read Submissions Guidelines on http://www.hopearts.org/gallery-shows-entry-form.html
    • Opening and Panel Discussion Question -- If you plan to attend gallery opening, you would be willing to ...

  2. Arts Update 04/22

    The Wednesday Night Arts Group is meeting in the studio this week, 04/24. Dinner in Family Room at Hope Chapel @ 5:30 P.M., Group time @ 6:30 P.M.

    HopeArts NEEDS VOLUNTEERS for the HopeArts Booth @ Violet Crown Festival, May 4th in the Brentwood Park — next to Brentwood Elementary and across the street from Hope Chapel. Contact Art Ministry Director for more information, or / and watch the HopeArts Blog. The current plan is display(only, not sell) our art, to perform spontaneous pieces when requested, and to “Pray Art” over all who come by. A mash-up between the open house ministry presentation and what I call an “Art-Bless(ing) of others.

    Lastly, and since there will be no Art Salon until June, I would encourage all artists / performers to sign-up for the May Gifts Night (hosted by Hope Chapel as part of its Community Life Ministry, and not a HopeArts event). Details can be found in the Community Updates section of Hope.Org.

  3. AtHome Weekly is Designed to Help Parents

    Dear Parents,

    It can sometimes be a challenge to find material for our kids to learn about the Bible with us at home. That is why we send home a page with kids every week describing what we learned and where we are heading next Sunday.

    AtHome Weeklies are far more than a “Take-Home” page: they allow you to pre-teach the Bible lesson that will be taught next Sunday morning in our kids’ classes at Hope Chapel.  They are a valuable tool which can equip you to be the primary nurturers of your children’s faith in your home during the week.

    Take some time this week to read through the scripture passages and do a couple of the activities with your children. You’ll be glad you did!

    Threes AtHome Weekly for April 14-May 5

    Prek:Kinder AtHome Weekly for April 21

    Elementary Take Home Page for April 21

  4. AtHome Weekly Designed to Help Parents

    Dear Parents,

    It can sometimes be a challenge to find material for our kids to learn about the Bible with us at home. That is why we send home a page with kids every week describing what we learned and where we are heading next Sunday.

    AtHome Weeklies are far more than a “Take-Home” page: they allow you to pre-teach the Bible lesson that will be taught next Sunday morning in our kids’ classes at Hope Chapel.  They are a valuable tool which can equip you to be the primary nurturers of your children’s faith in your home during the week.

    Take some time this week to read through the scripture passages and do a couple of the activities with your children. You’ll be glad you did!

    Threes AtHome Weekly for April 14-May 5

    Prek:Kinder AtHome Weekly for April 21

    Elementary Take Home Page for April 21

     

  5. “Holy Week” Arts Update 04/15

    Hey Art Cats, this week of Holy Week we are NOT meeting on Wednesday Night. There is however a Good Friday service at Hope at 7PM.

    Regular Wednesday Night meetings will resume on the 24th.

  6. Arts Update 04-10-2019

     

     

    We are having Family Night Studio Group, dinner at 5:30-5:16 P.M. in the Family Room at Hope Chapel, and then on to the studio space for our open creation / group time. Bring some liturgy and a  piece of art (yours or a classic master’s) to share with the group, and be ready to pray (for revival in our city) before we begin our discussion / creation time.

     

     

    There are no HopeArts Events planned until June, though the Hope Chapel Family is having its May Gifts Night, and I strongly strongly strongly urge all performance-based artists (eg slam poets, musicians, thespians, dancers) to sign-up for a slot — it blesses in significant ways to be a part of this event.

    Likewise, April 19th is Good Friday, and personally speaking, the Good Friday service is an incredible intersection of the existential and artistic within the life of faith, the narratives of which stir in me worship. I encourage us to attend, but sign up for childcare through the Children’s Ministry page soon.

    (Thomas Cole “Falls of Kaaterskills” — American Romanticism, source: WikiCommons)