Sep 29, 2010

Encounter & Gallery Opening


An evening of worship at Living Word’s encounter followed by the gallery opening of the next exhibit, The Names of Jesus, in The Gallery @ Common Grounds Coffee Bar. This exhibit is a collaboration of artists from The Studio – the artist’s community. We even have an “artist from afar” participating in this exhibit: Lionel Phillips who follows [The Arts @ Living Word] blog as a resident of New Zealand. He’d love to attend The Studio, but geography is getting in the way!

Encounter is Friday, October 8, 7:00-8:30 pm in the main auditorium. Then follow up the powerful time of worship by joining us in the coffee bar for coffee and tea. Light desserts will be available. View the new exhibit and read about the artists who created the work by picking up a copy of The Heart Behind the Art, the gallery companion booklet, which you’ll find on the ledge in the coffee bar lobby. It will also be found online by checking back to this blog.

The Names of Jesus exhibit runs Friday, October 8 to Sunday, November 14, 2010.

Grace & peace ~ deAnn

Sep 28, 2010

Writer's Eye @ YorkArts

Attention York Area Writers of All Ages!

"The Writer's Eye" Competition

Each year YorkArts holds a writing competition called The Writer’s Eye. This competition links the inspiration of writers to the creative vision of artists. This year, participants are invited to write a poem or short story in response to the artwork from the "In-Betweens” exhibit that runs Sept. 30 - Nov. 20, 2010.

The Writer's Eye competition begins Sept. 30 and runs until November 29, 2010. Visit...ors are invited to take a self-guided tour or schedule a guided tour of the exhibit. The competition is open to students in grades 4-12, college students, and adults. Entry forms should accompany submissions, download the form at

Prizes will be awarded in the following age groups:
Category 1: Grades 4, 5, 6
Category 2: Grades 7, 8, 9
Category 3: Grades 10, 11, 12
Category 4: College and Adult

1st Prize: in each category is a $50 gift card
2nd Prize: in each category is a $25 gift card
3rd Prize: in each category is a $10 gift card

Additionally, all participants will receive ribbons, and the winning works are also published in The Writer's Eye booklet. Deadline for entries is 5:00 on Nov 29, 2010. An awards ceremony will be held at YorkArts on Feb 4, 2011.

For more information and downloadable entry form go to

Happy Writing! deAnn

Looking for Something to do This Weekend?

SugarLoafLooking for something inspiring to do this weekend, the first weekend in October? Well, head on down to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The famed Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is Friday & Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-5. Kids under 12 are free and parking is free. No need to fear raindrops as this event is indoors. Tickets are reasonable too: $9 at the door or order them online at $7 each. Click here for all the details.

There will be interactive demonstrations which include wheel thrown pottery, wood turning and metal spinning. There will be a special ironforging demo by Nick Vincent.

Sounds pretty darn cool. I hope you can make it!

Grace & peace on the creative journey ~ deAnn

Sep 22, 2010

On Photographing Art…

Classic Art and old man

Here is an interesting article from the New York Times about whether or not it’s legal to photograph art in a gallery or museum. It really makes you think…

Grace & peace ~ deAnn

Sep 21, 2010

October Inklings Coming Soon!

Inkings Cover image

I'm formatting the October edition of Inklings this week and it's going to be a great issue! You can find your copy on the ledge in the Common Grounds Coffee Bar lobby at Living Word starting Sunday, October 3.

In this edition, there is a section dedicated to the written art of Haiku. I hope you will be inspired by this form of Japenese poetry and try your own Haiku.

Grace & peace ~ deAnn

Sep 16, 2010

Creative York

Creative York is a cooperative effort among York County's arts and culture orginaztions to connect creative people with opportunities for learning, sharing, and growing their talents and knowledge.

Click here for the Creative York Arts + Culture Guide as a .pdf. Check it out, good stuff happening in York!!!

Grace & peace, deAnn

Sep 14, 2010

Toilet Paper Roll Art

I remember when my boys were toddlers, they found hours of joy playing with empty toilet paper rolls - their imagination was endless!! Well, French artist, Anastassia Elias took that imagination further than I've ever seen. Check out her Rouleaux portfolio. You will be blown away, and maybe even inspired.

Grace & Peace ~ deAnn

Sep 13, 2010

Haiku Poetry

Check out Diane's writing blog. At Thursday Pages last week I introduced Haiku to the writers and we spent some time working on poems. Diane posted several on her blog, "Encouraging the Heart."

Here are a couple links about Haiku:

Try your own Haiku.
First line - five syllables
Second line - seven syllables
Third line - five syllables

Send your Haiku to me and it just may get published on this blog!
Have fun!

grace & peace ~ deAnn

Sep 8, 2010

Redeemer Arts

Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City is a huge and vibrant church, one that openly wraps their arms around the arts and encourages the link with the spiritual journey. Because of this passion, their blog is one of my favorites to read: Redeemer Arts. This church is headed up by Senior Pastor, Tim Keller, maybe you've heard his messages online. If anything, if you are an artist who loves Jesus, their blog is one to check out!

Grace & peace on the creative journey ~

Sep 3, 2010

Long's Park Art & Craft Festival This Weekend!

Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival Again Named Top Show in Country.

LANCASTER, PA -- Once again the Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival has been selected one of America’s leading fine art and craft shows. Art Fair SourceBook, the leading national rating organization, just announced that Long’s Park was ranked the No. 3 fine art show in the country and the No. 6 fine craft show.

The rankings are compiled by the Oregon-based Art Fair SourceBook, compiled from 2009 audit reports they received from art and craft show exhibitors who participated in more than 600 shows across the country. Rankings were based on net average revenue generated by these exhibitors.

“The ultimate test of our show is how much our guests like the exhibitors we’ve invited to Long’s Park,” explained 2009 Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival director Amy L. Marberger. “All four days of Labor Day weekend show our guests were voting with their wallets as they shopped Long’s Park. To have them support our exhibitors in such a big way means that our independent jurors knew their stuff and our dedicated volunteers
supported their work.”

The Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival will be held rain or shine Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 3 through Monday, September 6, 2010.

An estimated 1,000 artists from across the country are expected to vie to be a part of the 32nd annual show. From these applications independent jurors will help select 200 of the best of the best to exhibit.

Martin Insurance Company executive Amy Marberger has directed the Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival since 2006.

Approximately 20,000 guests from across the Mid-Atlantic region are expected to attend the 2010 Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival. The event has become a Labor Day weekend tradition since its founding in 1979 to help underwrite the free, 13-week Long’s Park Summer Music Series. The Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival is produced and sponsored annually by the Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation.

Long’s Park, a beautiful 80-acre, city-owned park at the Harrisburg Pike/Park City Center exit of Route 30, is located at 1441 Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Sep 2, 2010

Be Still...

Photography by Lionel Phillips (c) 2010

Once again, our artist friend from New Zealand, Lionel Phillips, has blessed us with another beautiful image. Here is what he has to say about this piece:

This is a lake very close to where I work. One very foggy morning I rushed down there to take this photo. ├Źn the quiteness of that morning the Lord clearly reminded me again to be still and to slow down. It's a bouy in the middle of the lake. It reminded me of the scripture in Psalm 46 verse 10. I love singing that song too. Sometimes were are too busy to hear God's voice and sometimes we have to slow down and listen. I pray that it will bless someone and in discouraging times it will remind them to sing the 46 Psalm. God Bless.

For the glory of God alone.
Thank you Lionel for the beautiful image and written reflections. You are so right, we must slow down to hear His still small voice...
Grace & peace,