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...
Travel Photography by the Rev. Bill Deneke
The Epiphany Gallery is open on Sunday mornings in between services and on weekdays at limited hours. Please call ahead to make sure the building is open.
Meet & Greet
On Sunday, August 15, Bill will be at Epiphany in-between services for a meet and greet with the artist.
The Rev. Bill Deneke has always enjoyed international travel and culture. Bill’s photos of people and scenes in Central America, the Caribbean, Europe and Russia are featured in the exhibit at Epiphany in August.
Remember - 25% of all sales benefit Epiphany.
Payment - Make checks out directly to the artist. No cash please.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The Rev. Bill Deneke has always enjoyed international travel and culture. Bill’s photos of people and scenes in Central America, the Caribbean, Europe and Russia will be featured in an exhibit at Epiphany in August.
Bill currently serves as Assisting Priest at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. A native of Texas, Bill has served churches in North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. In 2000 he was called as rector of Holy Trinity Parish in Decatur and held that position for ten years until his retirement. From August 2019 to June 2020 Bill served as Consulting Priest at Epiphany. He conferred with Amy and the vestry, preached, worked with our stewardship committee, and helped organize our youth committee, among many other things.
Bill is a board member of Water, Life, Hope, which provides clean water to people in Haiti. In addition, he has led numerous mission trips to Honduras. Bill is married to the Rev. Dr. Deborah Silver. They live in Decatur with their Tibetan Terrier, Toby. They have two grandchildren.
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.