Jazz Vespers at St. James in Pioneer Chapel with Guest Artist, Dmitri Matheny …
Sunday, February 17th, 5:00pm. The February Jazz Vespers features artist Dmitri Matheny, one of the finest flugelhorn players in the country. Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music). First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, Matheny has matured into “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players” (San Francisco Chronicle). Arrive at 4:50 for pre-Vespers music when Dmitri will be joined by our St. James house band: Mike Horsfall, piano; Laurent Nickel, bass; Brent Follis, drums; and Valarie Brown, cantor. Freewill offering. Reception for Artist of the Month follows.

St. James Art Group, February Artist: Albert Alter “What’s in a Face?”
Artist Reception: Sunday, February 17th, 6:00pm. What is really in a face? It is the first thing we notice about a person, but what does the face tell us? Photos that are posed (“say cheese”) or formal are not Albert’s style. He is more interested in an expression or a look than a formal shot of a face. Spontaneity allows him the possibility of getting inside the face whether it is of a person, animal, side of a building, or a flower. Sometimes when he looks closer at a photo, something will appear that he originally overlooked. Albert always has his camera with him and when something appears, he is ready to be captured by it. By looking at life through the eyes of the camera, he often sees unusual images or compositions. Albert’s photographs have been in Artslandia Magazine, The New Calliope Magazine, and on the CD cover “Spirit Divine: Sacred Choral Music”. He has exhibited in solo and group shows including the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, the Cloisters Gallery at Westminster Presbyterian Church, New Space for Photography and in the Pioneer Chapel Gallery at St. James. His work is also in numerous personal collections in the Northwest and the Southeast. He loves taking candid shots at celebrations and interacting with his love of life by helping others experience the surprising appearance of things unexpected. Albert Alter will be exhibiting his photography in the month of February in our Pioneer Chapel Gallery.
“I know faces, because I look through the fabric my own eye weaves and behold the reality beneath.” Kahlil Gibran

New Member Sunday …
On Sunday, February 24, we will welcome new members into our St. James family. At our 9:30am service introductions will be made and together we will all reaffirm our mission as God’s inclusive people. If you too would like to make St. James your church home, please see Pastor David.