Visual Arts at First Presbyterian Church
Our Visual Arts Committee maintains a full calendar of curated art installations from local and regional artists across the Pacific Northwest. Installations are located in the church’s Chapel Gallery. Visitor hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 9-4 pm, and Sundays from 9-1 pm.
January 9 – February 27, 2022
Artist Reception: January 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Artist: Greg J. Lewis
The Visual Art Committee of First Presbyterian Church of Portland is pleased to exhibit the personal artworks of liturgical artist and design director, Greg J. Lewis. A Sacred Space for the Home – An Art Installation features paintings, original prints and décor furnishings that reflect the artist’s focus on sacred signs and symbols for the home.
In the book of Genesis, God’s creation story says that “everything God had created was good”. We share in that creation heritage. We all have been given the innate ability to create. For when we do create, in whatever form, we reflect God’s glory. It is this gift of artistic expression, with all its emotions, reflects that glory. Today, we can all share in God’s creative spirit. We warmly invite you to have eyes to see art all around using its many forms…and to have ears to hear the pleasure of God.
Showcased in the exhibit are outward signs and symbols of an inner faith expressed by the artist in his spiritual journey. Art titles in the exhibit include Joy of My Salvation, Labyrinth Journey Within, Even the Stones, The Guardian, The Cross of Korban, The Covenants, Search for Peace, Narrow is the Way, Even the Stones, and Create a Clean Heart among others. The Sacred Spaces in the Home – An Art Installation is a self-teaching exhibit.
If you could create a sacred space in the home today, what would it look like? Where would it be? What special meaning objects would you put in it? And, most importantly, what would keep you from doing it?
For more information on Greg J. Lewis:
Michelle Buffton Retrospective (curated by Joanne Kollman) (TBA)