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...
Oil Paintings by Marjorie Jordan
through November 2021
I am working to influence our human outlook away from a sense of entitlement, toward a sense of humility, awe and wonder with regard to the natural world.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Marjorie currently works in multiple-exposed color photography and also paints in oil, both in the genre of magical realism, using symbolic still life and landscape themes. She attended The Atlanta College of Art in the early 1980’s and worked in black & white silver photography as well as various photographic emulsions. She is particularly interested in multiple-exposed images which she creates by running the same film through her camera several times. She has exhibited in many juried and invitational shows throughout the Southeast since the 1980s. Her work has been purchased by various individuals, and she has won several awards for both her painting and photography.
Selected awards include: Boundless Expressions, Renewal of Spirit, 2nd Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibit, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; February 2000; White Chrysanthemums and Take Heart in an Orange in the collection of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center &Research Institute, University of South Florida; Her Story 2004, Manhattan Arts International Juried Exhibition, Award of Excellence Winner; Contemporary Women Artist Exhibition XIII, juried by Judy Chicago, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri; Offerings, one woman oil painting exhibit at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia; Liquid Planet: Flame, Flowers I, photograph, published in Silvershotz, Volume 6, Edition 3.
Nature is the subject of my deepest love. Growing up in Latin America, my sensibilities were heavily influenced by a manner of thinking that comes mainly from the heart . . . I grew up in an atmosphere filled with vibrant colors, magic and mysticism . . . very much like the one perceived by the Magical Realist artists, writers and poets who find mundane, everyday life always infused with mystical, magical elements, such as in Pablo Neruda’s Odes to Common Things, wherein, . . .”I have a crazy, crazy love of Nature . . . not just the grandest, also the infinitely small . . . the planet is sublime . . . I love all things . . . many things have conspired to tell me the whole story . . . they were so alive with me that they lived half my life and will die half my death.”
I am working to influence our human outlook away from a sense of entitlement, toward a sense of humility, awe and wonder with regard to the natural world. I believe our course toward a global warming catastrophe and our undiminished use and consumption of the planet’s limited resources can only be altered if we change our perspective. My images are meant to cast light on the everyday miracles of Nature perpetually unfolding right before our eyes, often unnoticed.
View the Exhibit online 24/7. Click any image below to open the Gallery View.
View the Exhibit in-person on Sunday mornings in between services and on weekdays at limited hours. Please call ahead to make sure the building is open. Masks and social distancing are required at all times.
Remember - 25% of all sales benefit Epiphany.
Payment - Make checks out directly to the artist. No cash please.
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.