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.)
The current exhibit in the Woods Gallery features paintings by members of the Annapolis Watercolor Club. The club was founded in 1975 by a small group of artists under the leadership of Joanne Scott. This non-profit organization is devoted to the practice, education and promotion of watercolor as an art medium.
Membership is open to anyone interested in watercolors. Today the club has 145 members and hosts monthly meetings and talks with demonstrations from renowned artists. The club also has numerous exhibitions throughout the year at various venues. Occasionally, the club offers trips, including one to New York for the American Watercolor Society annual show at the Salmagundi Club.
Current officers of the AWC are Nadine Vauthier, President, Sue Corrigan Yo, Vice President, Carol Kauffman, Secretary and Peter DeVries, Treasurer.
Woods members, Carolyn Councell and Nancy Saarlas are both members of the AWC. The Woods Art ministry is pleased to be invited to display their paintings.
For additional information about membership, contact Rita Grau, 410-643-2605.
Paintings by the Annapolis Watercolor Club
June 1 - July 6
Sunset Skiff by David Murphy