Mercy Center

MONTHLY ART EXHIBIT

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An Expression of the Spirit

 

Every two months, we host a new exhibit of artworks: original drawings, paintings and photographs created by friends and associates of Mercy Center Burlingame. The art gallery space is located on the 2nd floor in the hallway between the main stairway and the Oak Room. If you're attending a retreat or program, we encourage you to visit the gallery, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, and take a few moments to experience the world through the eyes of artists.

Mercy Center Gallery is open every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Current Exhibit

Creation: Peace, play and majesty

 

Elizabeth Wrightman and Paul Wrightman have mounted a joint show at the Mercy Center Art Gallery from June 4 to August 31. Creation: peace, play and majesty is their two-person exhibit of landscapes, dreams, myth and scripture presented in acrylics, collage and fiber arts.

 

Elizabeth and her husband Paul live in Carmel, California, where Paul serves as pastor of the Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula. Both are ordained in the United Church of Christ and both are painters, frequently painting out of doors. The two express a deep love of nature in their paintings, with a sense that "nature is so wild, so beautiful and in so many ways—like a being itself!"

 

A devoted hiker in the Sierras, Paul has felt called to paint nightscapes of the mountains and more recently of seascapes of Big Sur. Elizabeth has taught painting and drawing classes at the church and is presently working full time as an artist. Elizabeth's call in ministry was primarily that of serving as a hospital chaplain in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

From 1986 to 2010 Paul served as pastor at the First United Church of Christ near Pittsburgh. This exhibit is the third Elizabeth has displayed at Mercy Center. She has also exhibited her work with Paul at the Pacific Grove Art Center in Pacific Grove.

 

Visit www.wouldgodmilkagoat.com for more details about the artists.

 

 

Yeats River

Elizabeth Wrightman
"Yeats River"

 

Little Lakes Valley

Paul Wrightman
"Little Lakes Valley"