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2015/2016 Visual Arts Schedule

Jessa Decker-Smith Pottery Exhibit
October 11-November 25
Jessa Decker-Smith began making pottery during her freshmen year of college. After obtaining a practical degree and a job she continued making pottery in her spare time. In 2004 she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Pottery at East Tennessee State University and began her business, Decker-Smith Pottery. After taking a seven year hiatus to raise small children, Jessa has joyfully returned to making pottery on a full-time basis and has many new and innovative pieces to exhibit and sell. If you decide to purchase Jessa’s work, 30% of the price goes to support Arts at Plymouth.

Art of the Season
November 29-January 6
In celebration of Advent and Christmastide, Art of the Season will feature an extensive and whimsical collection of Magi from First Plymouth member Ann Lane. This exhibit of the Three Kings in various representations will delight all ages. Also on display will be the traditional Chrismon tree, our beautiful Anri hand carved crèche, and lithographs by Edward Litton.

Fine Art from Our Permanent Collection
January 7-February 13
Thanks to the generosity and dedication of so many people over the years First Plymouth has wonderful pieces of art in its permanent collection. Many of these works will be displayed on a rotating basis during this period and again in the spring. Look for paintings by well known artists John Mendoza, Tony Ortega, and Bruce Cody.

An Exhibit of Works by Diane Stum Fekete
February 14-March 27
Befitting the introspective mood of Lent, a variety of works by Diane Fekete of calligraphy, ink, and charcoal will be exhibited. Diane is a member (and past moderator) of First Congregational UCC in Boulder and is adjunct faculty at Naropa University. Diane’s undergraduate degree is in mechanical engineering, and she also has an MBA. There will be an opening reception with date and time to be announced.

Exhibit of Paintings by First Plymouth Members and Friends
March 28-May 30
First Plymouth’s permanent collection contains many works by members and friends of the church. An eclectic mix of these will be exhibited during Eastertide. Look for works by George Bethune, Jean Sharer, Alice Ellis, Phil Hayward, Mildred Kelly, Peggy O’Brien, and Doug Post.