Alive: A Virtual Art Exhibit

An online art exhibit featuring works by the community of John Knox Presbyterian Church

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,

we asked artists from John Knox Presbyterian Church,

"Where are you seeing new life?"

"What brings you hope?"

"Where do you find beauty?"


These works are submitted by members of the JKPC Community

in response to these questions. Enjoy!


PAINTINGS

Pat Kelley

SIGNS OF SPRING

Acrylic on Canvas

Pat Kelley


“Signs of Spring” is in acrylics which I painted in the dead of winter (January 2020), needing something to perk me up. Having the opportunity to paint something of God’s creation gives me joy and hope!



DAISIES IN BLUE

Acrylic on Canvas

Pat Kelley


To contact Pat Kelley about her artwork, email [email protected].

Susan Basher

BLOSSOM

Susan Basher


Elements of Life



CHRIST ALONE | CREATION

Susan Basher


He is before all things and in Him all things hold together.



ORDINARY MOMENTS

Susan Basher


We are mostly formed in ordinary moments, a repetition of mundane tasks, the accumulation of memory: like all the times you ate breakfast, did the laundry, picked the kids up from practice...read your Bible, hugged a friend. Some rise to the top and represent many memories. Some stand out on their own. Some fade away, but they are always forming us, those ordinary moments. We wait for the big events, the long awaited decisions, the crowning moments...but all the while, our choices in the ordinary moments, the character formed without the pressure of big decisions or life altering change are the ones that form the foundation, the structure of a vessel that can withstand difficulty and give praise to the One who is forming us with His love.





Carolyn Autenrieth

To contact Carolyn Autenrieth about her artwork, email [email protected].

Annette Proctor

UNTITLED

Annette Proctor


This is a painting I did quite awhile ago when the old song kept going through my head, "He's got the whole world in His hands."


To contact Annette Proctor about her artwork, email [email protected].





MIXED MEDIA

Rhona Wuth

ALIVE

Collage

Rhona Wuth


For the past couple of weeks, I have had Cohen's song, "Anthem" in my head. One day as I was walking around the little park by our house, it hit me that all of these living things were thriving plants that had found a crack in the sidewalk, in the bark of a tree, in the gravel, etc. where the Light has found it's way to create life. Some how it was an analogy for my Life today.





POETRY

Haley Ballast

Overnight my pumpkin seed sprouted


I checked on her the night before

and nothing

but by midday here she was!


Furry-stemmed and leaflets

Unfurled to the world

A new green surge

A cheerful risk --


Already bitten?


I see a nibble, moon-shaped

Yellow at the edge

Where something loveless

Took her fresh

And made its mark


I breath.


I see.


I love her now.


Before she fruits

Before she vines and winds

Across my grass

To flower for the bees

And brave the crows

Invasive beaks


And if she withers

Overnight

I love her still.

CLAY SCULPTURE

Sadie & Dexter Ballast

PHOTOGRAPHY

Chris Gonvers

KABOTA PARK

Photography

Chris Gonvers





Glenn Elwain

FIRST LIGHT

High Dynamic Range Photography

Glenn Elwain


Spring is the season of new life. The blossoms here represent that renewal of life and of beauty.





Keith Harris

NEW LIFE

Photography

Keith Harris


Taken at the Des Moines Marina





Pat & Paula Herd

NEW LIFE

Photography

Pat & Paula Herd


We’ve been walking in the Walker Preserve at the north end of Normandy Park and enjoying the blooms, particularly the Trilliums. Very vivid colors this year!





Linda Farnsworth

LOUIE NOTICING NEW LIFE

Photography

Linda Farnsworth


To contact Linda Farnsworth about her artwork, email [email protected].