Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Journal #4 - Mike Carter

When I was on my road trip in June, I actually had the journals with me and hand delivered journal #4 to the Carters. 

Mike Carter and Family
Fort Mill, SC

Mike Carter

Pages by his daughter and son. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

“To Send a Prayer: a Collaborative Journal Project”

Exhibit description:
Last year, Richard Fudge was planning “To Send a Prayer,” an exhibit that explored the visual metaphor of a prayer being akin to a letter. During the planning, Fudge shared the concept and some of his sketches with a fellow artist in Texas. Inspired by the concept of mailing letters to heaven, Fudge began a collaborative journal project. Artists across the country were invited to participate by signing up to receive a journal and add their own visual expressions of prayer through painting, drawing, and photography. The journals began traveling across the country with artists participating from coast to coast.
Over the past year, the four journals have traveled over 25,000 miles, visited 23 cities and over 40 artists have contributed to the project. For the exhibit, 20 selected pages were enlarged and printed for display.

Featured Artists:
Richard Fudge – Memphis, TN             fudge-art.blogspot.com/
Deeann C. Rieves – Atlanta, GA           www.deeannrieves.com/
Alberto Cabrera – Memphis, TN
Jennifer Harvey – Germantown, TN
Suzan R. Wallace – Cape Carteret, NC www.sailblogs.com/member/captsuz/
Mike Carter – Fort Mill, SC   http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/368-michael-carter.html
Mary DeCroce – Southington, CT
Chad Michael Irwin – Memphis, TN
Arian Armstrong – Newport, KY          www.arianarmstrong.com/
Gail Wilkins – Memphis, TN
Amelia Whaley – Mt. Pleasant, SC       www.ameliawhaley.com/
Anneli Anderson – Portland, OR          www.studioanneli.com
Charlie Forrester – Memphis, TN
Kathy MacDonald – Memphis, TN
Graeme Parsons – Bartlett, TN

Opening Reception:
Sunday, September 26
5:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Viewers are invited to attend The Stirring worship experience which begins at 5:30 pm. During this special service, Richard Fudge will create original artwork live on stage. Following the service at 6:30 pm, guests can view the exhibit, enjoy refreshments, and enjoy live music.

“To Send a Prayer: a Collaborative Journal Project” will be on display from September 26th to November 7th. The gallery is open 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The Stirring Art Gallery also can be viewed during Hope Church’s regular office hours.

The Stirring Art Gallery in Hope Church
(located upstairs inside Entrance 1)
8500 Walnut Grove Rd., Cordova, Tennessee 38018
www.hopepres.com • www.thestirring.net • 901-755-7721
Background on The Stirring Art Gallery:
Various works by local artists are currently on display at The Stirring Art Gallery, located inside Hope Church. Many of the paintings were created live on stage during The Stirring service. Each month, a different local artist volunteers to paint during the service. The completed painting(s) and several other selected works by the artist are then displayed in the gallery and available for purchase by contacting the artist.
The Stirring meets every Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at Hope Church at 8500 Walnut Grove Rd. in Cordova, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.thestirring.net.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Journal #4 - Richard Fudge

Richard Fudge – Memphis, Tn

I know. I know. It's been a long time since I updated this blog. After one of the journals was torn up by a dog (but later repaired) and another journal was nearly lost, the whole project took a break. I've also been getting ready for an art exhibit featuring selected pages from all 4 journals. Plus I've been generally overwhelmed. So it makes sense that I start this update with the prayer I had drawn about 3-4 months ago. A prayer for a spark. That spark that ignites your passion and fills you with energy. This has become a daily prayer. I've yet to reach that point again where I feel that I'm running on a full tank of gas instead of a quarter tank.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Journal #3 - Robyn Blaikie Collins

Taylor John lost his battle with depression on March 9, 2010. He was 28.

Known for his beautiful voice, humorous spirit and endless pranks... the memories and "taylor" stories have flowed on the Taylor John Memorial Page on facebook.

Taylor's life has been celebrated and remembered for these days following his departure to the "best place".

Those left behind are crushed in spirit. Lonely. Longing for their son, brother, uncle, friend who suffered in ways that were unknown. The hope and promise of an eternity together is the thing that is left behind.

May they be the ones that rest in peace knowing this... they will see him again. while Taylor is most likely doing what he does... singing... laughing... experiencing true joy...waiting for the rest to join him.

Pray for those suffering from depression. It is a very real pain.

— Robyn Blaikie Collins, The Colony, TX

Thursday, March 25, 2010