Updates from HopeArts.

  1. 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.)




    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.

  2. Call for Submissions: “Gates & Fences”

    Hey, Kevin here. Go take some pictures of / write upon / paint  Gates and Fences… of eyes and ears and city gates and mouths and libraries and all other kinds of “Gates” … of stiff arms and bibles in glass book cases and cloth-draped TVs and protective things and unplugged radios and all other kinds of “fences”…. all centered around the metaphor of gates and fences in scripture.

    Written submissions should be one page or less, poetry or flash fiction or reflection or memoir, all centered around the metaphor of gates and fences in scripture.

    Submissions due by 02-26 NOON. Will need jpegs of submissions and the “submissions form” filled out on Hope.Org  All physical products have to be to Hope Chapel by 02-29 NOON.

    You should come to the gallery opening  if you are or are not in the show:  on 03-02 Saturday @ 6:30-9:00 PM.

    Contact Gallery Manager with item-specific questions, or see general rules for submissions. Contact Arts Ministry Director for questions as well.


    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 ...



  3. Art Salon Sign-Up Form

    Art Salon Performance

    Reminiscent of the classic salon-style performances, artists present to attendees completed, higher caliber art in the sitting parlors of peoples homes. RSVP REQUIRED for address information. Attendees and performers are encouraged to bring finger food and snacks.
    • RSVP Information
    • Which Location Do You Plan To Attend?
    • Name
    • Email
    • Phone Number
    • Number of Guests, including children (if any)
    • Are any guests children?
    • If guests are children, how many?
    • If you plan to perform or present, please briefly describe your piece(s), and and physical / performance requirements (e.g. need access to power outlet, place to set up easel or blank wall to project image, ect.). The more information you provide the better to facilitate your needs.
  4. Arts Update 02-04-2019

    Arts Community Updates 02-04-2019


    Hope Arts Group meets :


        With this being the first Wednesday of the month we will be meeting for regular group time together in the studio space at Hope Chapel. We will all meet in the studio @ 6:30 PM after the 5:30 Wednesday night dinner.


    Deadline for entry as a presenter or RSVP as an attendee for the Feb. 15th Art Salon is Tuesday 02-12-2019 by noon. See the sign-up form under the relevant tab on www.hopearts.org to do so.


    Deadline for entry into upcoming gallery show “Gates & Fences: How We Enter” is 02-26-2019 by noon. See the sign-up form under the relevant tab on www.hopearts.org to do so.


    Maker’s Fair sign-up for the March 9th slots is going on now. Be sure to go to www.hopearts.org to get space.


    Major Changes :


    1)    From this point forward artists will meet every Wednesday together in the studio, and our alternating schedule (between group time and free creation) will continue but together in the studio space.


    2)    Art Salon attendance : in order to attend the arts salon (not just to present), attendees must RSVP (and presenters must sign up) in order to receive location information. Go to www.hopearts.org to sign up under the relevant tab.


  5. Arts Update

    Arts Update 01-29


    Lots of BIG NEWS today. This Wednesday Family Night on 01-30 will be the 5th Wednesday of the month, and so another open creation time in the studio for 2-d/3-d artists, and in coffee shop for writers, or those wanting to discuss Art-related topics. Dinner is at 5:30; group time at 6:30.  

    This is a perfect time to be working on our corporate “52 Project” — our project where we produce one new piece of art (at least) for that week, which we upload to the private group space of Realm.

    Better still is using open creation time to produce work for our upcoming gallery exhibit: “Gates and Fences” — you may find information on this exhibit Realm / Hope.Org blogs, as well as the sign up forms on HopeArts.org.

    Feb. 15th is our first Arts Gathering / Salon Performance Evening: Art Gatherings are intimate, salon-style performance and community evenings for artists and art-lovers to get to come together and experience the works of selected artists, engaging in discussion. The Art Gatherings occur in private homes around the city, every 3rd Friday of the Month (barring holidays), from 7:30PM – 9:30PM. Location information for this month’s Gatherings may be found updated on the HopeArts blog sections of Realm, Hope.org, and HopeArts.org.


    Performance / presenter spots by sign-up only on Realm or below. Attendees should RSVP on same — some spaces may be limited. No childcare provided at any location. Must sign-up by the Tuesday (3 days) prior to the event.

    Please Contact our Arts Ministry Director with questions.

    Lastly, we have an upcoming Makers Market March 9th, from 9 AM – 3 PM; sign-up forms on Hopearts.org.


  6. 01-17-2016 Arts Weekly Update

     Arts Ministry Weekly Update


    Big news this week: firstly, Saturday 01-19, Hope Chapel moves back into its building. Loads of hands are needed for that chore, especially in the morning time. After several long years we will now have our building back entirely, and this means some changes for the upcoming semester as well.

    Starting Wednesday 01-23 the regular Wednesday Family Night resumes, and the Arts Hope Group will begin having access to the coffee shop / auxiliary gallery space for meetings. Since the 23rd is a scheduled “open creating time” we will meet in the coffee shop for those wanting to be around others and create/write/discuss.

    In general, the Arts Hope Group follows the Hope Group Schedule on Hope.Org and regular Family Night meeting times. We will meet every Wednesday from now on, with actual group meetings and discussions on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, as we had been doing in the past at Liz Morgan’s house. We will continue to reserve the 2nd, 4th, 5th Wednesdays of the month for open creating time, and when the studio is completed (a task still not begun) the studio arts group will be able to fully utilize that space on those 2nd, 4th, 5th Wednesdays while non-studio artists (like the writers) can utilize the coffee shop / auxiliary gallery for open creative time.

    Work on the studio will begin roughly in early February, and we will update you as things progress on that front, but that project too rests entirely on the efforts of those volunteering their time and elbow grease, much as the work on the building and the move-in did.

    Beginning Wednesday 01-23 HopeArts is starting a “52 Project” — every week artists of all mediums are encouraged to produce some new piece of art, or choose from that weeks worth of production one piece, and share the work to the HopeArts Realm Group. This project will feed into upcoming goings on, to be sure, so keep up the effort. There really are no parameters or themes to follow, except those that make 52 weekly projects sustainable to you.

    Lastly, for this week’s update at least, we will soon be making an open call for art for the themed gallery show “Gates & Fences”. Follow the HopeArts Blog posts on Realm, Hope.Org, and HopeArts.org for entry forms and updates on this and other opportunities. And be sure to check out and chime in on the latest HopeArts Art Topic of the day.

    Remember, our very own Ashley Littlefield heads up our Instagram and Social Media presences, so be sure to pop into those places for more from current and past HopeArts goings on.

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