Visual Arts Ministry

Visual Arts Ministry

Art and artists have a place in the life and worship of the Christian community.  Our God is a creative God who made physical matter with substance, function, and beauty.  He gave man the ability to be creative, honoring Him with the objects of beauty we make.  Art that reflects truths about our Lord and our faith in physical form, gives us tangible encouragement, help us focus on and trust in what we cannot see, and allows us to expand on our understanding of Biblical truth.

The Visual Arts Ministry seeks to develop a community within PBCC of folks who make and/or care about the visual arts, and through that community to bring the visual arts into the life and worship of the whole PBCC Body.

If you wish to receive the monthly Visual Arts Ministry newsletter, please contact Marilyn and indicate your desire to be put on the VAM email list.

Upcoming VAM Events

Art in the Auditorium

CURRENT EXHIBIT: Our  Family  in  Liberia,  2022

Photograph by Luke Salin

Our Family in Liberia, 2022, tells the story of the participation of the Peninsula Bible Churches of Cupertino and Willow Glen in the life of two private Christian schools in Liberia. Most of the photographs were taken by Luke Salin on a recent visit to Liberia with a PBCC/WGBC team.  The carvings, dolls, drawings, and Nativity Scene were made by Liberian artists and loaned by PBCC members.

Everyone is invited to a Reception on Sunday, July 17, 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Meet Luke Salin and others who have participated in team visits.  Come learn about Liberia, and enjoy art, live music, refreshments, and fellowship.

PAST VIRTUAL EXHIBITS:

Portraits by Nancy Woodward  

Out of His Heart Will Flow Rivers of Living Water, Liquid Acrylic Flow Paintings by Tanya Khachiyan

Where to Find Organizations and Artists who Address Art & Christianity
Where to See Art Locally and Online

Workshops

NEXT SCHEDULED WORKSHOP: Collage

Workshop description coming soon.

August 21, 1:00-4:00 PM;  PBCC Fellowship Hall

Register: In-Person – at PBCC on August 14 (at the VAM table after each service.)
Register Online here beginning August 10

A suggested donation to help pay for materials is $10/person, $8/person for families.

WORKSHOP RESOURCES

April 2020 Workshop – The Passion of Jesus in Art: An Illustrated Talk by Bernard Bell:  Slides of the Artwork Discussed, Handout, Video of the Presentation

July 2020 Workshop – Sea Glass Wind Chime:  Introduction and 4-Part Demonstration Videos 

August 2020 Workshop – Collage with a Message:   2-Part Demonstration Videos 

Workshops & Classes Offered Online by Other Sources

Where to Find Art & Craft Supplies

Visual Arts Fellowship 

The Visual Arts Fellowship is a group of folks interested in the Visual Arts who gather in a casual setting encouraging and supporting one another as they endeavor to weave together their interests in art and their Christian faith.  A focus of each meeting is enjoying and discussing the work brought by the artists and craftspeople present.  

The  date and time of the next gathering: TBA

For more information, contact Nancy.

Contact Us 

Marilyn de Kleer                       Contact: Marilyn

Nancy Woodward                    Contact: Nancy

                               Workshops

Cheryl Parris                                Contact: Cheryl

Diana Luoh:                                   Contact: Diana

If you wish to receive the monthly Visual Arts Ministry newsletter, please contact Marilyn and indicate your desire to be put on the VAM email list.