In the first few months of 2009, L'Art became more engaged with the surrounding community. In January, Molly and Nancy attended another event at Columbia Theological Seminary, entitled "The Art of Worship". The workshops offered included Body Prayer, Hymn Writing, Collaborative Worship Design, and Worship in the Style of Taize.
Worship in the Style of Taize
Also in January, a group from a church in neighboring Dunwoody, St. Patrick's Episcopal, came to visit us at APC. Their interest had been piqued by our website. They have their own arts group and wanted to exchange ideas with us.
In February, L'Art took a field trip to the home of one of our congregation members, Polly H.
We enjoyed looking at her art, and we were particularly interested in a woven piece that she had commissioned, as we were considering embarking on a weaving project of our own.
Sanctuary of Druid Hills United Methodist
In April, we took another field trip to view the sanctuaries of Druid Hills United Methodist and St. Patrick's Episcopal churches. At the first church, we viewed the "Stations of Faith" art created by Mary Calloway Logan, who is an ordained minister and creator of found-objects assemblages. Her pieces are mounted on the walls between the arched windows.
After having met with the art group from St. Patrick's in January, we were interested in seeing how they displayed their "Stations" art. This display is an annual calling for their congregation. Each year, they hold an art retreat at which they create original art inspired by the traditional "Stations of the Cross" and the more recently adopted "Stations of the Resurrection". Their works are positioned on a ledge that runs around the perimeter of the nave.