Dec 13, 2013
Art selection and comment by Lil Copan
It was a simple oak table adorned with plain dishes and a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables.” So begins Roger Hutchison’s book The Painting Table: A Journal of Loss and Joy, a combination storybook and guide, inspired by a table left to him by his grandmother. Readers are invited to paint while they explore grief, loss and relationships. The gift of the table is one that Hutchison, canon for children’s ministries at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina, passes on to people of all ages in schools, churches and community groups. In response to his work, painting table groups have formed across the country.
Oct 16, 2013
Art selection and commentary by Lil Copan
Rwanda: Celebrating the Gift of the Heifer “Consolation”; Poland: Brzezowka Village Hen Project; Uganda: Mrs. Nanfuka Teopista’s Goats, by Betty LaDuke
Oregon artist Betty LaDuke writes: “My art work is based on multicultural explorations of how we love, live and die. Individual and shared expressions of grief, joy, dignity and hope are the themes of my drawings and paintings.” In her color-rich acrylic paintings on panel, she portrays individuals of different cultures accompanied by the gift of animals—cows, chickens, goats—that feed, nurture and sustain their communities.
Papel tejido refers to woven paper constructions. This one is two-sided and can be hung in any direction. Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia says his works are inspired by Scottish tartan designs, basket weaving and abstract painting. Segovia’s works reflect Christian iconography and his own journey from Mexico to Los Angeles.