Monday, October 24, 2016

What does beauty mean to you?

"Beauty is the enabling power of the truly good to draw us out of ourselves for the achievement of excellence.The bias which regards beauty as ornamental, cosmic, and useless overlooks the indispensable motivational power of beauty for the attainment of human excellence and happiness."                    - from John Navone, Enjoying God's Beauty.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

1st & 3rd Sundays between services in WR-Hall October 2 & 16 and November 6 & 20:

Drawing exercises. Materials to share are provided &/or bring your favorites. A little PERSPECTIVE anyone? Sign up. Add

“Hand and Ball” by Anthony Ryder of Santa Fe .      COOL perspective technique:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Light & Shadow from Cheryl's Santa Fe teacher:

Anthony Ryder of Santa Fe showing the progression
of light 
around the ball and the hand from his book:

A quote from her drawing teacher:

"Drawing materials have a mind of their own.You can't boss them around."A Ryder

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Nancy Reyner - Rebalancing left & right brain hemispheres

Another article on the importance of ART!

Thanks, Cheryl. Agreed! ART SAVES LIVES!

from Nancy Ryner, artist, Santa Fe NM. 

“Call me an optimist, but I believe that art can heal. Man has the powerful ability to dream, to create better worlds and new realities. And images play an important role in this. Our history begins with images, which go far back in time, even farther than language, and are cross cultural. We are united through images. I keep this in mind daily as I am barraged through news and media with sensationalist stories and events of world crisis. Part of me wants to join the peace corps but instead I paint. I paint with the conviction that my images can heal.”

The high-lighting is by me.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Come Join In Fall 2016



Visit our booth September 18 at the Church Fair.

Come daw with us 3rd Sundays in WR-Hall:
October 2 & 16 & November 6 & 20.
At home practice drawing fruit, plants, family & pets!
10 - 10:45 or longer if you come to early church.
Kids go to Kid's Connection at 10:45 sharp.

December 18 noon - Cheryl Bower's El Paso Museum of Art Tour IV

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Great drawing hour!

More to come 3rd Sundays between services!

"Wow, that is special ... for me I need Holy Spirit empowerment for literally
everything from cooking to gardening, not to mention study and prayer.
There was a little line at the end of my "poetry" however, which spoke to me a
nd to Stephanie my eldest daughter.: . . . . . I am calling, I awaken you to my 
Voice. Listen and hen . . . live your reply. "As I thought on this I realized how 
God expects an affirmative reply to His call. What a glorious optimist?
Rejoicing in His beauty,
PS  I am putting and keeping the Fine Arts Ministry in the Tuesday
"prayer and fasting" agenda. I am exhausting myself with excitement over what the Lord is doing using you two beautiful servants of His."
"I spent a lot of time drawing today myself. I often avoid drawing. It is the left brain function syndrome problem. However, I need to draw for some illustration work. I think most of the time I get stumped by what medium to use. Should I use pencil, charcoal, pen and ink? This debate keeps me from starting. So Sunday's workshop got me going too. I did several graphite drawings (sketches) today. I will send a photo of the sea otter I did. He is really cute. 

Suzannah, thanks for your sharing from your lovely poem. That really is the Truth, that God is on the give and He wants a reply!
Love, Cheryl"

"How blessed i am with your enthusiasm and excitement!
Thank you, Cheryl, for your sharing about your quandary
whenever you begin or think about drawing. It is an
encouragement to me regarding several things". -- Susannah Barbian

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Kicking off the Fine Arts Ministry new season!

FINE ARTS MINISTRY - Come draw with us!
Water Lily, Drawing, Pencil,            1: Draw a anime body by         Abstract, Pencil, Drawing   
3rd Sunday, August 21, 2016 in WR-Hall
Between services 10 - 10:45.
Cheryl is providing materials & creating a still life for us.
“ If you can make a mark on a surface of any kind, you can draw.”

Monday, June 20, 2016

A Zuill quote:

  Music and the arts have always influenced history and culture and this is the way we keep our society moving". Sidenotes: he is a competitive table tennis player and he juggles! - having been taught by a mime in the DC. area. Listen to his amazing albums for a lift in your heart, healing for the soul and sheer delight for the senses here: .Zuill Bailey

Catch a performance at the EPMA this August 19 in the evening. click here.

Pro-Musica Season! click here.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

June 29 Special Treat!

Meet & Greet the Frecka family! Raised in El Paso,
Raised in El Paso, Rachel Warren Frecka grew up
at St. Clement's church and school. A long time acolyte,
she and Andy were also married at St. Clements.
they were called to Russia as YWAM missionaries of
which Andy is now the director of missions for all of Russia.
Rachel began the first King's Kids Ministry there, which has
now spread to central Asia. Their instruments are packed! Hannah, Charlie and Jaden will play violin and the Russian dombra, with Mom on the guitar. Please enjoy Cheryl's refreshments and coffee on Wednesday June 29 at 10 AM in the Mayfield Room. The Freckas would love to see old friends and meet new ones. All are invited. Sponsored by the Fine ARts Ministry and the Bower Family.

New Church Web Page in progress:

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Dr Woody Kaip was awesome!

Published article coming out soon!
Too bad these videos are not loading here!
See his breakthrough diagrams on Facebook.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Amos 5:8

Seek Him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: the LORD is His Name, Yehovah, El Gibbor. Ahh!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Art saves lives!

invites you to an amazing “infor-mance” TBA this Fall.

Zuill's Musical Outreach is based on the principle that great music transforms lives making Classical Music accessible to all! He reaches thousands through these exceptional music education presentations from University Level Master Classes to Schools, Hospitals, Senior Centers, Libraries, Museums, Rehabilitation Programs and Prisons. Music knows no borders or boundaries!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Calligraphy at it's finest:

The letter Aleph symbolizes God Himself; ox, 1, and 1,000. See Psalm 119.

Aleph - Hebrew calligraphy by Michel D'anastasio

Aleph - Hebrew calligraphy
by Michel D'anastasio

Monday, January 25, 2016

El Paso Pro Musica!
Youtube videos that will bless your soul.
That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth ; 
that our daughters may be as corner stones 
polished after the similitude of a palace . . . .
Psalm 144:12
I must paint this moving music - big. Soon, or I will simply die!

Why Zuill is so generous to share the wonder and glory of the music:

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Vision

Art not only saves lives, but sacramental expressions of faith 
foster healing, fellowship, clarity of church identity, and vision 
(pray for the team seeking His face!), individual joy and a means 
to rest in His presence while sharing His glory.

Ukrainian Egg Design Process & mini movie

dye (or white) is sealed under pure bee’s wax applied with a batik-like “kistka” that is heated near a candle flame. Try to keep the candle carbon out of the hopper because they 
clog easily. Once you get it going, though,  they seem to go on forever. Layer up as many colors as you desire. Then the egg is hollowed out by displacing the poked yolk with light 
syringed air pressure through one drilled hole at either end. The yoke shoots out around 
the needle.Then water is likewise swished around and blown out. Next, the wax is melted off and the egg is varnished. One needn't be an artist to collect & use patterns. Have fun!

Mini movie.

Monday, January 11, 2016

The other blogs:

 is where my own stuff is.

And as co-chair of the wonderful Clem's & Clementine's,
I invite you to check out some great vintage treasures.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

 Jody Schwartz will share photography with both the St Clement Fine Arts Ministry on Sunday January 17 at 10 AM in Wyburn Roderick Hall; and on Monday the 18th with Clem's & Clementine's at 11 AM in the Mayfield Room, (with a wonderful luncheon to follow; Communion at 10:30, of course). All are welcome to receive Jody's warm enthusiasm and inspiration for great shots of loved ones. Bring your camera or iPhone to practice some of Jody's tips, indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. TIPS