Then Came Morning is the current exhibit in our Social Hall Gallery (on the lower floor) featuring the recent work of Walt Hodges.
My paintings are energetic and bold and beautifully detailed using vivid color combinations and large sweeping brush strokes. I view my paintings as a portal into my interior life – on a path of discovery and a journey of the Spirit. Deep passages, hallways and tunnels seem to meander through space as shards of light and jeweled spheres appear from the darkness. The viewer is invited to travel through time as ancient stories are told with new introspection and optimism, grace and innocence.
— Walt Hodges, artist
The Covering Caravaggio Art Exhibit located in our Celebration Hall Gallery (on the main floor), features local artist David Lavelle’s six covers or interpretations of the Italian artist Caravaggio’s sacred works. Following the death of his father in 2008, Lavelle took on the care of his mother. While he felt as though his abstract abilities were absent as a painter, he was drawn to Caravaggio and his magnificent use of light and color. Over the next three years, he painted six pieces, all from his observation of 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 art book images.
The Upper Room Gallery (in the center room of the third floor), is host to three exhibits:
the sculpture Chairway to Heaven, by Ralph Eaton, originally installed as part of the Labyrinth exhibit here in March 2011, in collaboration with the Marginal Arts Festival; The Seven Last Words of Christ, as photographed and created by Skip Van Cel. The prints were donated by Jack Imbirowicz and Victor Clingenpeel; and Take Up Your Cross, a collection
contributed by Rev. Joe Cobb.