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Pax Vobiscum; Ars Gratia Artis

Uploaded: Feb 5, 2014

Pax Vobiscum; Ars Gratia Artis

Throughout history, churches have often served as repositories of art. Such is the case with Peace Lutheran in Danville. Each year it hosts several concerts in the Jazz at Peace series, and the sanctuary has been converted into a gallery for a variety of exhibits.

Now, thanks to Pastor Steve Harms; Music Minister Gary Sponholtz; Webmaster Dabbie Bowron; and resident curator, artist, and my associate Bill Carmel, I am having a month-long exhibit at the church. Hanging in the sanctuary is a giant trAction Painting I completed by transforming bikes, skates, and a walker into "brushes" (special thanks to Gary and Bill for suspending it). Also on display are a small painting and some tools of the trade.

Peace has also invited me to be part of the concert on Sunday, February 9. On the program is singer Tiffany Austin, backed by the Marcus Shelby Trio. I will be available to discuss my work at a reception following the concert, which starts at 5:00 P.M. Featured at the reception will be Noci Bella fine organic chocolate.

Peace Lutheran is located at 3201 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA. www.peacejourney.org.

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