Beauty From Brokenness | Nov. 7 Event (11.4.19)

I sure can tell November is here… this is a busy time for everyone — especially artists. I am blessed to be part of several important exhibitions (like the Hickory Museum of Art, the upcoming GreenHill Center for NC Art Winter Show, and some others)…

However, there is one happening this week that is close to my heart. (Like the rest of the artists in this show, I’ll be there for the evening and have one of my painting collages from my McColl Center residency earlier this year.)

No RSVP needed. Just show up and enjoy. Going to be a diverse group of creatives.

No RSVP needed. Just show up and enjoy. Going to be a diverse group of creatives.

This ArtsCharlotte Gathering called “Beauty from Brokenness” is Thursday, November 7 from 7-9pm.

WHERE: Southern Garden Events on 9101 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28270

WHAT: A free evening of conversation and hope for all those who are looking for beauty from the brokenness around them. It’s a one evening Art Exhibit with local artists, as well as performing artists and musicians.

A time to celebrate creativity, hope, and honesty while connecting with others and munching desserts.

WHY does it mean so much to me? Most pointedly it’s about our [my] fallen nature and relationship with God.

My art is all about water, beauty, and connection… but, in an abstract way. My first love is painting. (Even my water glass, I approach from a painting perspective.) Like a lot of artists, I strive to create beautiful things. Yet, I struggle with inherent imperfections or brokenness that is within me and part of everything I make!

In the first half of my life, I was arrogant, confident in my own abilities and knowledge. Finally, God got my attention. Over the past 15 years, since giving my life to Christ, I’ve learned I am really fallen; a sinner, and, yet, have been redeemed by Christ.

My painting collages are imperfect, and capture my passions for painting, collage, circles, and water… where I’ve taken favorite areas of hand-painted beauty, cut them, torn them, and juxtaposed with other seemingly odd pieces to create something completely new.

PLEASE SAY HELLO IF YOU STOP BY. (I’d love to share how the Lord has saved my life.)