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The Gallery in Bigelow Chapel

"Beneath the Surface: Exploring the Layers"
Chuck Hoffman + Peg Carlson-Hoffman

Opening April 4
Showing in the Classroom and Bigelow Chapel Galleries

Artists' Reception
Friday, April 4

April 3 & April 4

Untitled, 2013

The Holy Land offers glimpses of contrasts, vibrancy and yearnings for the elusive dream of peace. An intricate mosaic of people radiates spirituality and questions of justice. Drawing from these landscapes, Chuck Hoffman + Peg Carlson-Hoffman invite the viewer into a prayerful pilgrimage through symbol, texture and color.

Artists' Statement: As a result of facilitating art as a transformative process in communities like Belfast, Northern Ireland; West Bank; Palestine; and recently in Tamil Nadu, India, we create our personal work in much the same manner. Our paintings are created together, working on the same canvas at the same time, to form something neither of us could create alone.

Artists' Bio: Chuck + Peg have lived both commercial and artistic lives in their many-storied careers. They now collaborate on their prayer and painting by working side-by-side on the same canvas, transforming underlying prayer into physical existence. This dwelling in the presence of God cultivates a sense of authentic wholeness where bridges of peace can be built.

Learn more about the Chuck + Peg.

This show is funded in part by the Wilson Yates Religion and the Arts Endowment.

Artists' Reception
Friday, April 4

5:00-7:00: Reception
6:00 PM: Program with the Artists

Register Online or contact Renee Flesner, 651.255.6138.


“Painting as Prayer: Common Threads”
Thursday, April 3
1:30-4:00 PM (please note time change)
Steckel Learning Center

Gathering around the theme of Common Threads, we will explore the medium of paint as our visual language and work with a vocabulary of color, shape and form. In the process, we will weave our individual and communal expression to form a tapestry of art and dialogue.

No artistic experience necessary. Please bring an apron or wear old clothes. Registration is required.

Cost: $10
Registration: Register Online or contact Renee Flesner, 651.255.6138

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“Painting as Prayer: Reconciliation”
Friday, April 4
9:30 AM-12:00 Noon (please note time change)
Strobel Room

We will gather around the theme of Reconciliation. What can we notice about being in community when we invite color to shape dialogue and paint to engage in layers of conversation? How can creativity and imagination help us form community centered in understanding, justice and peace?  

No artistic experience necessary. Please bring an apron or wear old clothes. Registration is required.

Cost: $10
Registration: Register Online or contact Renee Flesner, 651.255.6138

Our Galleries

Gallery Hours

Galleries are free and open to the public and generally available for viewing when classes are in session on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM, and 9:00 AM-5:00 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays. Guided group tours of exhibits in the gallery in the Bigelow Chapel can be arranged by calling 651.255.6138.

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