On Saturday we put up 15 of my paintings in the lounge are of Trinity Methodist Church on Lake Drive in Grand Rapids. They will stay up until the end of July. The church is open during business hours during the week and of course on Sunday!
This piece was completed after a glancing blow by breast cancer. I incorporated some of the sticky things they put on my body during a scan. I incorporated music, because singing to myself during radiation kept me sane. Also, though I don't read music, I know a command to rest when I see one!
I just got word that 89 ART scene in Fennville will be closing in February. It's been a great venue to share and sell my art, but as of February 15, we're done. Not enough artists to share the expenses.
Flat River Gallery and Framing is still rolling along, but I had decided to leave there in December. I was tired of the winter night drives and some of the other details. I'm still standing by that decision.
I guess my art will have to sell online and from my studio. If you're interested in seeing my work, contact me at (616)245-1565.
IN THY DARK STREETS SHINETH.. Virginia Wieringa 2013
This is another part of the series ADVENT STARRY NIGHT that I've been exploring for years. This one is inside Bethelhem and based on the first verse of 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'
"O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight"
I never tire of thinking about the sky on the night Christ was born. As you can see on my website I've already done nine pieces in this series. This one is based on the second verse of 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'
For Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love O morning stars together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And Peace to all on earth