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Updates from HopeArts.

  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. “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.

  4. 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)

     

     

     

  5. Theatrical Troupe Beginning

    Please consider this request I am about to make. I very certainly feel the Lord is attempting to stir up a long-dormant theatrical component at Hope Chapel. I am convinced the Lord is using Nance Friedman to spearhead this move.

    The word discusses how we are given apostles, prophets, teachers, preachers for the building up of the Body for acts of service. I feel some of those acts of service of our Body at Hope will be theatrical works of service, of which our members will perform. If it is the Lord, then He doesn’t need professionals but willing hearts.

    To quote the initial message of Nance : ”

    “Whether it’s Shakespeare, Spielberg or Sorkin – we are drawn to theater and drama!  Hope Chapel has a long tradition of art, music and theater and we are ready to start a regular time and place for thespians and hopeful thespians to come together and prepare drama to be shared at Hope.

    Generally we will be meeting the first and third Saturdays of the month from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.  Ages 13 – 100 welcome! 

    March dates are modified for Spring Break (16th, and 30th of March are the modified meeting dates).

    Questions?  Please reach out to Nance Friedman 512/888-2629 or Kevin Daniel (text) 512-367-0339.”

     

    Please do not consider your lack of experience or even your schedule, but consider His ability to empower you. He used an unread fisherman to speak to kings, surely he can use a simple accountant or housewife to perform a script which illustrates a sermon on a Sunday.

    So, to recap the specifics: first meeting is March 16th, 2nd meeting is March 30th. For every meeting AFTER MARCH we will meet on the first and third Saturdays of the month, ALWAYS AT 3:30-5:30 P.M. IN 2ND GRADE CLASSROOM.

     

    We used to do this very kind of thing at Hope Chapel, and it unquestionably enriched our corporate lives, our community, our teaching ministry, and even our worship. This is good.

  6. 02-20-19 Arts Ministry Weekly Update

    02-20 Art Ministry Weekly Update

     

    Last Friday’s Art Salon were HUGE successes, according to all attendees, and much enthusiasm was shared for upcoming salons. Both North and South salons were roughly equal in size.


    A big announcement: the regular Wednesday Family Night Art Group, which meets in the Art Studio, will HAVE A CHANGE OF FORMAT. From this point onward we will discuss and open-create at the same time, in the same space (the Art Studio). At the beginning of each meeting we will be lead in an opening prayer, a short liturgy, and a brief art presentation, all before opening the evening to discussion and creation. Those desiring less conversation while they create can spill over into the Coffee Shop area (or wear earbuds, I guess, LOL).

    This semester we will continue our study of Madeliene L’Engle’s “Walking on Water”, in contrast to the context of Geno’s sermon this past Wednesday (notable surrounding his section on Art Ministry); those in conjunction with the TedTalk by Oscar Eustis, “Why theater is essential to democracy.” As to the latter, I want to suggest the term “art” be heard everywhere theater is used, and “ministry” be heard everywhere democracy is used. (Spoiler Alert: it’s likely to become a “dramatic” conversation.)

     

    Upcoming:

     

    Keep your eyes open for upcoming information on the new Hope Theater Group, led by Nance Friedman, and working out of Hope Chapel.

     

    Likewise, we currently are soliciting written and visual art for our upcoming gallery show, “Gates and Fences: How we Enter” Deadline is noon, Tuesday 02-26, and sign-up (on the Art Ministry page of Hope.Org) is required. Check out Realm for earlier post containing some of the many numerous scriptural addresses one might consider.

     

    Maker’s Market is coming soon, so sign-up for space now, or contact Carnie and Ashley Littlefield. See www.HopeArts.Org for details.

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