November 9, 2018 - January 19, 2019
50th Anniversary Celebration & Gala Public Reception: Friday, November 9, 5:30-7:00pm; Congregational Reception: Sunday, November 11, 12:15-1:30pm
This biennial show features the creative expression of our own talented congregational members. There are paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, weavings, and photography, as well as poetry and other writings.
The First Pres Gallery and First Pres Theater were launched in 1968. In celebration of fifty years of continuous operation, some previously-shown pieces of art are exhibited again.
February 1 - March 24, 2019
"Abstractions" by Michael Poorman and "Throw, Slap and Pinch" by Steve Skinner
Public Reception: Friday, February 1, 5:30-7:00pm; Congregational Reception: Sunday, February 3, 12:15-1:30pm
Michael Poorman began his career around age four drawing cartoon figures, and by high school was producing comic books with two buddies. He went on to pursue his love of art as an abstract painter.
Steve Skinner of New Carlisle, Indiana, makes contemporary sculpted and functional stoneware and porcelain pottery.
March 29 - June 2, 2019
"Vision Eternal: ArtisticTestimonies of Faith"
Public Reception: Friday, March 29, 5:15-7:00pm; Congregational Reception: Sunday, March 31, 12:15-1:30pm
The exhibition features four artists whose creative works are defined by their personal faith: Art Cislo, Jon Detweiler, Justin Johnson, and John Leavell. Also on display will be a collection of historic illuminated manuscripts and Russian icons.
June 16 - August 26, 2019
FAME - Foundation for Music and Art in Education
The joyous work of kids' creation in our annual summer exhibition.