Visual Artists’ Group

Artists’ Group Monthly Show:  June 2019

Artist of the Month:  Lois Gogl — Sacred Banners

Artist’s Reception:  Sunday, June 16th, 6:00pm

Sacred Banners will be the subject of our June exhibition in the Pioneer Chapel Gallery.
You may not know that those wonderful banners that hang in our Sanctuary and Chapel walls were made by one person – the late Lois Gogl, who honored St. James by designing and sewing banners for almost every religious observance or special occasion. Her husband Leon Gogl told us that when she noticed the old banners of St. James were in need of repair, she decided to replace them.
Lois had already made 200 plus quilts with her trusty sewing machine. She was so talented that she could make designs inspired by a printed poster or picture and then transfer the images to cloth. The Art Group of St. James have selected a few of her beautiful banners for this exhibition. A celebration of her generous and wonderful contribution to our church will be held as a reception after the next Jazz Vespers Service on June 16th at 6:00pm.