Art exhibit addresses children at the border
By Mary Ann Sinclair
The art committee of St. David's Episcopal Church in Spokane is presenting, "Blessing the Children," a thought-provoking collection of 13 art works by five church members, and other artists, in response to the recent separation of children from their parents at the Mexican border.
Pieces include a Madonna painted by a Masaai artist from Kenya, Native American children, a 3-D ceramic glaze on copper depicting a fence and showing half a child's face with a tear and an encaustic painting with hot wax incorporating a photo of indigenous children from Guatemala.
The exhibit opens with a prayer for the children at 5 p.m., and viewing until 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, at the church, 7315 N. Wall St.
"I did an art piece in response to the border crisis. It went from there. I wanted such art to be seen so that the needs of children are respected," said Mary Ann Sinclair of the art committee.
Artists will be present, and there will be written artist statements about the pieces, plus information on where people can donate to help the children.
"If you show something, you need to offer an avenue for people to respond. Art is a medium for messages," said Mary Ann, who did commercial art but now focuses on spiritual art.
A five-member art committee was formed to provide inspirational art around the church.
For information, call 951-5217 or 466-3100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright@ The Fig Tree, September, 2018