Visual Artists’ Group

Artists’ Group Monthly Show: January 2020

Artist of the Month:  Bonnie Wilson, “Close to Home”

Artist’s Reception:  Sunday, January 19th, at 6:00pm, following Jazz Vespers

In January, our Pioneer Chapel Gallery presents an exhibition of small paintings by Bonnie Wilson called “Close to Home.” Bonnie has said that these paintings are still lives made up of objects in her apartment and views of the West Hills as seen through her dining room windows. Matisse was her inspiration. She places a conscious emphasis on color and texture. An artist’s reception will be held for Bonnie on the evening of January 19th at 6:00pm after the Jazz Vespers Service.

Immigration Show at St. James: September-October 2020
Open Space Discussion: March 2020

The St. James Immigration Art Show will take place in September and October 2020. This show, organized by the St. James Art Group, will center on the stories and journeys of our parents and forebears. This show is not about “being an artist,” but rather about storytelling and celebrating our history. The exhibit will include a video of iPhone interviews as well as a book for those that prefer to write out their memories — every person at St. James who wants to tell a story will have the chance to share. There will be an Open Space in March to give everyone who wishes to participate the opportunity to discuss the project and sign up. In the meantime, you are encouraged to begin gathering artifacts that will help tell your story, such as: old letters; census forms; military records; photos; baptismal and marriage certificates; immigration records; recipes; ledgers; tickets; maps; bulletins; family bibles; and anything else you can think of! The Art Group will keep your originals safe and is happy to help with scanning or photographing your items. Contact: Ron Zellar about photographing or digitizing documents; Bob Grover if you would like something artistically rendered; and Margie Lee with any general questions.