THE EPIPHANY GALLERY
Our Gallery provides a space for emerging artists an opportunity to showcase their work through monthly exhibits. If you are an artist or want to recommend someone to show in our gallery, please contact our curator.
Liefy Smith, Curator
EPIPHANY'S ART MINISTRY PRESENTS...
Artwork by parishioner Cristina Montesinos
Mid November - December 2020
View the Exhibit online 24/7 - by click the images below.
View the Exhibit in-person on Mondays from 2-5 p.m. - If you would like to come and see Cristina's work in-person, stop by the church Monday afternoons following these protocols:
The visit is limited to the Gallery and office if you are making a purchase.
Sign-in when you arrive and sign-out when you leave in case we have to do contact tracing.
Masks and social distancing are required at all times.
Bathrooms will be closed so plan accordingly.
To make a purchase - Checks (NO CASH) made out to Synaxis - Cristina's LLC - noting the name of the piece can be made in-person on Monday afternoons. To make purchases via credit card, Venmo, or Paypal contact Cristina directly.
Remember, Epiphany receives 25% of the sales.
Click an image to enlarge the view.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Being in nature gives us a deep healing tranquility, a true sense of hope and a powerful, spiritual renewal. Yet, this natural experience is a complex mystery seen only through colors, textures, shadows, reflections, flowers, leaves, and tiny details. In my work I explore these perceptions of nature.
Immersing myself in this mystery, I paint mindfully and follow where the marks and colors lead me, listening to my intuition, highlighting the interesting and building on what emerges. My paintings unfold on their own as I explore the hidden, abstract features of nature.
These expressions send positive energy into the world, sharing Mother Nature’s love, light, peace and hope. I hope that my work brightens someone’s day, elevates and lightens the energy of a space or simply gives someone a chance to take moment to pause and breathe.
After 25 years in the graphic design, I have learned directing, designing and evaluating visual work, working with color, composition, line, shape and texture.
I grew up as a member of a large family of working artists with generations of painters. My love for art became a study of art history and a desire to visit museums around the world.
Now, my life experiences, my family’s background in art, my graphic design experience and my knowledge of art history converge in my own work, allowing me to capture my point of view and to share my voice.
ABOUT THE ART MINISTRY
The Art Ministry is about providing emerging artists a venue to showcase their work through monthly exhibits in our gallery. Over the years, we have exhibited many parishioners work including painting, photography and mixed media, as well as work by many other local artists. God’s bounty of creation is shared through these diverse and changing exhibits that also include art from Emmaus House and Holy Comforter, art related to the church calendar and visual supports for Adult Education programs. In the case of diocesan groups, they benefit by receiving 100% of any sales. By exhibiting their creative work, other artists receive more exposure and opportunity for sales. Our parish benefits by having interesting work that enhances our space and by retaining 25% of any sales.
The work of the ministry includes:
finding and scheduling the artists
installing their work in our gallery
introducing the artist through articles in The Epiphany Star
accounting of sales.
At the end of each calendar year, annual profits are distributed toward needs (mostly with a visual component) in the parish as determined by the committee and the Rector. In the past Art Ministry profits have gone to Vacation Bible School, Outreach, new vestments for our clergy and a wireless microphone system for the church.