Visual Arts at RUMC
The name Charis is derived from a Greek word meaning "favor" or "grace," but is perhaps most accurately rendered by the concept of goodwill.
Founded in 2010, Charis (KAR-is) Gallery is located in the Sanctuary building and spans the hallway west of the main lobby. The Welcome Center (off the hallway) accommodates multi-dimensional fine art in three glass cabinets. The Apostles Gallery is located in the opposite hallway. This collection of Kenneth Wyatt’s paintings of Jesus and His disciples (and Paul) are on permanent display.
Call for art
"Hand in Hand"
Touch signals safety and trust; it soothes. We have all experienced its power of care and concern. And this power, when hand in hand with another, sends a strong message appropriate for the circumstance. If something is being given, it will be received. Does the grasp signal to wait or to move? If we have fallen to failure, we will be helped to rise. Grief begins to turn when compassion is experienced. A kind hand can help us to surrender that which is painful or frustrating, and it can confirm that we are loved.
We have all experienced a hand in our hand at some time in our lives. What is your vision for this intimate experience between two people? You are invited to convey through your art what “Hand in Hand” means to you by submitting your work for the first 2023 exhibit in the Charis Gallery.
We look forward to seeing your interpretation of Hand in Hand.
November 20, 2022 -January 8, 2023
EXIBIT OPENS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2022.
The Visual Arts Committee is pleased to announce details for the 6th annual awarded exhibit in Charis Gallery. The theme for the exhibit is "Light."
The thought of light has a special resonance within each of us. How does light resonate with you? We look forward to sharing our artists interpretation of Light with you.
We are pleased to welcome the following artists:
If you would like your work to be considered for future exhibitions, please contact Ann Moore at email@example.com to be added to our Artists Registry and you will receive our next Call to Artists. We would love to see your work!