Visual Arts

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We believe that art is a reflection of God’s creative spirit. The mission of the Visual Arts at BMPC is to present opportunities in a wide range of artistic expressions.

Exhibits and programs are managed by volunteers who also curate a church art collection of over a hundred diverse works acquired since the 1960s. Annual exhibits include works of regional artists in all media, mission partners, commemorative anniversaries, congregational shows, and more.

Rotating exhibits stem from BMPC’s architecture, stained glass, sculpture, and textiles, as well as the church collection. Artist receptions and educational events complement exhibits.

2018-2019 Exhibit Highlights

  • Women’s Craft Art: Quilts, Weaving, Knitting, Samplers & More. Opens Sunday, March 17.  In celebration of Women’s History Month woman artists and crafters from the region and BMPC will exhibit their artistic craft accomplishments. In colonial times girls grew up learning needlework and weaving to create samplers, cloth, quilts, knitwear, hooked rugs and the like. Women’s artistry also evolved with pen and ink, the brush, glass, pottery and other media. Samples of women’s craft art through history, from near and far, and from the primitive to the exquisite will be on display. A reception will immediately follow the Bonhoeffer concert on Sunday, March 17 at 4:00 p.m. A program on “Song Quilts,” the textile traditions of the Russian Arctic by Eliza Hardy Jones, a musician and quilter, will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Artists’ Gathering

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Gloucester Room. Artists of any medium are invited to attend with their materials to create, share, and develop their talents in a community of fellow artists.

Interested artists and volunteers should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to become a part of this ministry.