Express Your Faith Through Art
Along with music, the Worship Arts Ministry is committed to using visual art as an expression and experience of faith. Engaging and creating art is an act of faith, which the Bible calls “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).
Our Fireside Café Gallery is an ongoing display of various visual art forms including paintings, drawings, photographs, and mixed media.
Coming Soon ... L. A. Bachman's Westminster series
L. A. Bachman lives and works in Nashville, TN. She has worked with museums, galleries, schools, businesses, churches, and musicians as an artist, educator, and curator. Her work has been reconized with grants and awards from Belmont University and The Tennessee Arts Commission. Here is her artist statement:
"I make expressive, abstract paintings and drawings. The patches of vibrant colors and delicate lines are highlighted by muted washes and negative space. My artwork is a playful arena for self-reflection and a platform to address universal topics such as family, belief, responsibility, failure, and desire. I approach art making as a singular artist but also as a collaborative effort."
Bachman's Westminster series will be on display at Chesterfield this summer in the Fireside Cafe Gallery and is described below.
"Westminster is an institution-specific series that transforms the mission and values of Westminster Christian Academy into ten mixed media paintings. Ten years after graduating from the St. Louis, Missouri school I approached the head master with the idea of translating the written core values and mission statement of WCA into a visual media that could be shared with the school community as a thank you and as a way to raise funds for the school’s goals. The paintings are abstract in style and the mixed media I utilize includes watercolor, colored pencil, ink, acrylic and graphite. The titles guide viewers to the specific chore value being highlighted."
Here's a sample of one of our earlier exhibits. Click on an image to enlarge it.