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Happy As Kings
"The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be happy as Kings."
                                                                                                                                                 Robert Lewis Stevenson

September 18 - October 23, 2016


About this Exhibit and the Artists

Edie Hopkins received her BFA from Yale School of Art and is a former docent at the Goggenheim in New York and the National Gallery in DC. She taught art at the Tower Hill School in Wilimington, Delaware and at Annapolis High School. She is a member of the New Hampshire and Baltimore Watercolor Societies and is one of the many artists working for the "Creative Connections" company, her work is on exhibit at Cafe Breton in Severna Park.

Marlene Sweger received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and did graduate work at Duquesne University. She has held major shows in the Baltimore and Washington Metropolitan areas. Since retiring from teaching at the Thomas G. Pullen Creative and Performing Arts School in Landover, Maryland, she continures painting and teaching in her home studio. As a nature lover, flowers and birds are among her favorite subjects to paint.

Sharon West has been in the Severna Park area since the mid-1950's and has been attending Woods for over 40 years. She is married to Hal West, and has two children, and three grandchildren. She graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA with a degree in Interior Design, and a minor in Fine Art, and recently retired from her position as a Facilities Designer/Project Manager for First Tennessee Bank. She has served as a deacon at Woods, and is curently involvved with the Art Ministry, Prayer Shawl Ministry, the PWOW Bazaar, and is usually found volunteering in the cribbery on Sunday mornings. Sharon works in many media, and enjoys crafting as well. She paints for pleasure, often scenes from places she has visited. Other interests are: photography, traveling, needlework, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

The Art Ministry

The Woods Art Ministry was created out of the conviction that the arts have an important role to play in the life of the church. Throughout history, the arts have been one of the significant ways that people express and understand religious truth.

The Art Ministry is responsible for art exhibits in the Wood Gallery and, from time to time, offers programs and resources related to the visual arts. These have included workshops, field trips and tours to view significant art, as well as providing visual arts for use in worship (banners, projected images, etc.)