Aug 28, 2012

Sept Exhibit: KidsArt 5.0

              The late summer exhibit for the past four years has been devoted to celebrating the budding young artists in our children’s ministry, kid::life. This year’s exhibit is very special, as it’s the first time the able::life ministry kids have participated! It’s a very anticipated exhibit! Very colorful and creative, the exhibit features both wall-hung art and three-dimensional pieces.
The theme is, “God Created…” From the perspectives of these students, we can see that they are enamored with God’s creation. You will see a clay baby, painted flowers, rainbows, and lots of animals, just to name a few!
The KidsArt 5.0 exhibit is on display Sunday, September 2 through Sunday, September 30. Let us encourage these young artists to use the creative gift given to them by the Master Creator, our God. May their artwork touch you and bring a smile to your face and heart.

Grace & peace ~

Director of Creative Arts
Living Word Community Church
717.755.0089 ext. 126

Aug 15, 2012

Seeing Beyond the Obvious

Seeing Beyond the Obvious - Photography (Cell phone cameras to dSLR's)

September @ The Studio meets every Wednesday, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, and 9/26 in the Coffee Bar rooms C, D, E and F at Living Word Community Church. Bring your camera-enabled cell phone, point-n-shoot, film camera or dSLR, it really doesn't matter. We'll be exploring our world beyond the obvious using photography as the medium.

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Henry David Thoreau
Many people can look at the same thing and see something different. Our perspectives are unique so when taking a photo of that "thing" we all have a different eye, a unique composition. We will be exploring this and various other concepts through a number of fun, challenging, and reflective exercises, both inside and outside.

"Blessed are the eyes that see what you see." Jesus says in Luke 10:23

How can photography help you see the things of God? See His movement in your life? Change the way you see the world? Yes, more intriguing ideas that we'll cover in September @ The Studio.

Join us for this exciting, playful, and reflective month as we use our cameras to see beyond the obvious. No fee but we do need an RSVP. Please respond via email to deAnn at or call the church at 717-755-0089 x126. If you are on Facebook, you can RSVP by clicking here.
See you in September!
Grace & peace ~ deAnn

Aug 9, 2012

Unwanted Guests

Yellow jackets, a.k.a Wasps. Not my favorite of God's created critters. Sorry. I feel the same about knats, mosquitos, thousand-leggers, and most spiders.

It's come to our attention that these little yellow and black flying buggers have taken a liking to the Sacred Path and Prayer Gardens and are even building homes there. I want you to know that we are addressing their new addresses and evicting them immediately.

I apologize for anyone who has experienced the business-end of one of these guys while walking or sitting in this sacred space.

Should you come across a nest, please take note of which garden it's in (the sign post in the garden has a number on it) and a general location so we can remove them peacefully. You can email deAnn or call her at 717.755.0089 x126 with their whereabouts.

Nature. It's wild and crazy. And often unwanted guests make an appearance.

Grace & peace,

Aug 7, 2012

The Collaborative

Photography by Sammi Williams

The August exhibit at LWCC is titled The Collaborative - a unique body of work from some of the talented artists from The Studio at Infuse[d] Arts.

Mixed media collage by Kate Horst
The exhibit runs Sunday, August 5 through Sunday, August 26 in The Gallery @ Common Grounds, Living Word Community Church.
Oil paintings by Melody Martin
 Pick up the companion exhibit booklet, The Heart Behind the Art from the ledge in the coffee bar lobby or click here to read it in pdf.
Acrylic and spraypaint by Amy Gotwalt

Photography by Cliff Engle

Photography by Celesa Hagan

Sculpture by Jason Horst

Photography by Celesa Hagan

Watercolor by Bonita Sindlinger

Fabric and dye by Ange Bentivegna

Pencil drawings by Diane McCleary

Needle-felting by Jackie Dommel

Installation by Jason Horst

Acrylic painting by Ange Bentivegna