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 art by serveral members of The Laurel Art Guild. The Laurel Art Guild is a nonprofit organization for people interested in the advancement of the fine arts. Membership consists of professional and amateur artists expressing themselves through a wide variety of media.The Guild strives to promote public appreciation for the support of its endeavors through community involvement. The Guild makes scholarship fund donations to two local high schools for graduating seniors that are continuing their studies in Fine Arts. Founded in 1967, the Laurel Art Guild is located on the grounds of the historic Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, Maryland.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the visual arts. The meetings provide educational presentations to further develop artistic skills and interests. Meetings and workshops are held throughout the year in addition to art shows and other events.
For more information on the Laurel Art Guild, visit the website at www.laurelartguild.org.
Paintings by the Laurel Art Guild
Now through August 17