theArtWorks™ houses  a 7K square foot gallery, artists studios, coffee shop, wifi, and more.  The gallery gives artists a place to work their work, the community an event venue.  Studios include workspace, individual galleries and shop.  Meeting and classrooms are also available. And of course, the coffee shop and wifi enhances space for conversations, meetings, and social interaction.


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Art and the Sacred: A Conversation with Pastor Mark Opgrand

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Art and the Sacred: A Conversation with Pastor Mark Opgrand

Year after year, century upon century, the history of Western art was more or less indistinguishable from the spiritual history of Europe. From cathedrals to frescoes, rose windows to stained glass, art was expected, even required to give life and voice to the famous stories of the Hebrew and Christian Bibles, offering “road maps” that helped to guide people on the spiritual path. Today, art and the sacred often appear to live in irreconcilable universes, pursuing entirely different goals, speaking languages that each find indecipherable, even offensive. Using their own experience as well as images from “Opening the Curtain,” Opgrand and Peterson search for the common ground that joins art and religion, Image and the Word. The program series ends with Peterson reading a brief essay/story about discovering sublime beauty, in the form of a deer chewing grass in his back yard, as revealed in the title essay of his 2018 book “I Give My Eyes…”