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Visual Arts Series for 2016-2017

Thank you for your interest in the Visual Arts of Arts at Plymouth. Below is the schedule of art shows for the 2016-2017 season.

Color on Canvas – Paintings by Mathew Brian
September  7 – October 29
Everyday objects find joyful expression in Mathew Brian’s exuberant paintings. Mathew, nephew of First Plymouth members Jerry and Betty Arca, spent his
first years in Denver painting with Betty’s brother, artist Bob Gamage, and found much inspiration there. Acrylic on canvas is Mathew’s preferred medium. His colorful, playful images that delight the senses will brighten your day.

Smashing Art – Fused Glass and Pottery by Warren and Cathy Benn
October 29 –  November 28
Working in fused glass has become a passion for Warren Benn, and Cathy Benn is passionate about pottery. Contemporary design and color are emphasized in Warren’s glass pieces. Cathy’s pitchers, platters, plates, bowls, and mugs exude warmth and utility. Their eclectic creations will be on display in the Narthex during the month of November and are available for purchase (30% of  the purchase price is a tax-deductible gift to Arts at Plymouth).

Art of the Season
December 1 – January 6
In celebration of Advent and Christmastide, Art of the Season features the traditional Chrismon Tree and our beautiful ANRI nativity scene, hand carved by European sculptor, Ulrich Bernardi. Look also for woodcuts by Edgar Britton who designed the upper stained glass windows in the sanctuary. Poinsettias and holiday greenery will further enhance the beauty of the season.

Photojournalist Duane Howell:
A Retrospective
January 8 – February 28
Recently retired professional photographer, Duane Howell worked for The Denver Post for thirty-six years   Duane, a Wisconsin native, served in the 11th Airborne for three years after the Korean War. He is a 1961 Journalism School graduate of the University of Denver. This engaging photo exhibit will include many historically significant events that have occurred in Denver over the years.  Duane Howell covered spot news, general news, and feature assignments. He won many local and national awards including the National Press Photographers Association’s regional photographer of the year award three years in a row.

Wholly Holy
An Exhibit of Fiberart and Poetry
by Andrea La Sonde Anastos

March 1 – April  16
Befitting the season of Lent,  Andrea Anastos writes the following about her creative process.

“My journey from parish ministry through writing to the intersection of color, texture, and words has not only been a journey of time and geography but an immram – a testing of the heart  Paying attention to the holy overflowing all creation has been a challenging transformation, a discipline and dance of embracing process, practicing trust, and releasing self-judgment. My mentor used to say, ‘It’s all a teaching moment’. My own experience is that ‘It’s all a learning moment.’

Paintings by Sydney Summers
Exhibit and Sale

April 18 – early June
We are delighted to be exhibiting paintings by  Sydney Summers during the month of May. Ms. Summers has been painting and drawing for as long as she can remember. Encouraged by her mother “to become an artist”, she continued her avocation by giving away her paintings to family and friends. Upon moving to the mountains in the early 1980s with her late husband, she opened an art gallery and began exhibiting her work professionally.

Originally Sydney drew in pen and ink, then took classes in oil painting, but while living in Boulder in the 1970s she took a watercolor class and realized that this was her medium. Working on paper is what she loves most, whether with colored ink, watercolor, or liquid acrylic. Landscape is her favorite subject. Sydney lives in Aurora and has been a member of Calvary Presbyterian since 2005. Arts at Plymouth is pleased to host Sydney’s show and sale through early June.