The GPCC Arts Ministry was established in the autumn of 2016 to provide an opportunity for people inside and outside the congregation to connect with God and each other through the creative process. God has given each of us a voice, and creative endeavors allow us to speak to each other and to acknowledge God’s presence within us. The Arts Ministry includes art exhibitions, a designated Poetry Sunday, when Poetry is incorporated into the worship service, and opportunities to participate in art-making and art classes. An inter-generational dramatic production is presented in December during Advent. Other programs are information.
Date: September 10 – 24, 2023
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 10, 3 – 6 pm
Gallery open to the public Sundays 9 am – 1pm
Or by appointment, contact the church for more information and call (313) 884-3075
Date: October 1, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 5, 7 – 9 pm
Poetry Reading and Discussion Forum: Thursday, November 9, 7 – 10 pm
On October 5th GPCC will be celebrating the opening of Call & Response 4: Poets and Artists in Dialogue. C & R 4 was originally planned for Autumn 2020, but Covid-19 and the flooding in the lower level of the church delayed the project until this year. The collaborations in poetry and visual art are quite evocative and amazing. The exhibition will be on display from October 1 through January 7, 2024.
The book that accompanies the exhibition has a new, square design and looks fabulous, giving the art and poetry room to breathe. Within the book are two elegies, poems that were written expressly for John Osler and Tamm Lehew Whitty, who were both involved in Call & Response from its inception in 2017. We miss them so very much. Call & Response 4 is dedicated to their memory.