Visual Artists’ Group

Artists’ Group Monthly Show:  Feb. 2017

Artist of the Month:  Joel Nickel “Altaredpieces”

Artist’s Reception:  Sunday, Feb. 19th, 6-7:00pm in the Pioneer Chapel immediately following Jazz Vespers

February’s Artist of the Month for the St. James Gallery will be Joel Nickel.  This exhibit “Altaredpieces” indicates an altering of images that are intended for an altar.  The eight paintings that will be shown in this group could be joined together in an altar triptych whose “wings” would fold up displaying different images appropriate to the seasons of the church year.  These images are part of an on-going attempt by Joel to find modernist icons that communicate religious meanings to an audience living in a secular culture.  A reception following the monthly Jazz Vesper on Sunday, February 19th will give you an opportunity to visit with our artist.  Bring a friend!