Art Exhibits

The Gathering Place at CPC hosts rotating art shows, showcasing the creations of church members and community members throughout the year.

CPC’s art committee believes that God gives all of us talents of great worth to create and share beauty in all of the arts with others. Their mission is to provide an opportunity in our Church to showcase that talent for the members and the public.

“In Every Season” by Kathy Daigle as seen on July 12, 2020

Kathy Daigle is a CPC member, artist, and spiritual director.  She enjoys being in nature, capturing glimpses of God’s gifts through her iPhone lens.   “In Every Season” reminds Kathy of Ecclesiastes 3:1-11, as it promises us “To everything there is a season and a purpose to everything under heaven.”  Her photos of colorful buds and blossoms is where she thinks of God who created the garden of Eden.  A place of beauty and peace, a place filled with wonder.  A garden to delight us in every season!  So, Breathe in.  Gaze with wonder.  See the beauty.  Give thanks.  Rejoice and be glad.  “God makes everything beautiful in His time.” Amen.

“God Bless Our USA” as seen on July 5, 2020

This Americana themed show reflects many artists members’ pictures; their travels in California and throughout the United States.  Although times are different right now, you will feel the celebration in your hearts as we take you on a journey – a small sample of the wonderful places in our nation, especially those right in our own town!   Also included are items handmade by talented artists: quilts, weavings, fabrics, paintings of oil, acrylic and pastel). All of these creations remind us of our wonderful heritage and the beauty of the nation in which we live. Happy 4th of July weekend!   

“Fantasy Birds” by Sheila Mun Jacobs as seen on June 28, 2020

From the artist:

It seems that I am attracted to birds and I wasn’t fully aware of it until I started making bird sculptures and people pointing that out to me.

Then I pondered why that was?  I recollected the Bible verse where it says:

“Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

Maybe this verse in Matthew had some influence…

I also love the free flying spirit and their bird’s eye view of the world from the air. (Well, most of them) They are beautiful to look at and I think God had a lot of fun creating their variety of shape, color and plumage.

I also like the Audubon’s message: “Protect Birds and we protect the Earth.”

“The Sawdust Trail” by Bob Beckert & Clair Daugherty as seen on June 21, 2020

Bob Beckert is very talented in so many things.  In the area of woodworking, he excels in his craft.  It all started after he attended a woodworking show.  He loved it!   Bob joined the Sacramento Area Woodworkers where others helped him develop technique.  He jumped in and practiced, asking a lot of questions.  His entry in the Calif State Fair was honored with Fourth Place.  Scrolling (also known as fretwork) is Bob’s passion. Mahogany and Baltic Birch are his preferred materials.   Bob grew up in the Napa area, and was in both the U.S. Army and Air Force for 10 years combined.  He enjoyed a successful career as Corporate Credit Manager in the Wholesale Electric business.

Bob also enjoys golf and calligraphy.  He and Doris have been married 54 years and members of Carmichael for over 50 years now. 

Clair Daugherty has an amazing talent for just about anything he touches.  In woodworking, he started his first step stool in high school.  Then he continued on his woodwork journey that included a coffee table, end tables, hutch, Murphy Bed-with two matching cabinets, wood lathe projects, and segmented bowls, to name a few!  Longtime friend and wood crafter, Bob Beckert, encouraged Clair to join the NorCal Woodturners Club in Sacramento.  Over the years, they have enjoyed learning a lot together, and especially from this type of club where experienced turners would offer mentoring and lessons.

Clair’s inspiration comes from many directions, including internet research.  Clair adds his own touches and wood selections from his expertise in unusual hard woods from all over the world.  Says Clair, “Selecting wood is often based on complementary hues and tones, a challenging aspect of wood turning”.

Clair has also dabbled in glass sculptures, and is a fabulous photographer (developed and printed pictures in his own darkroom years ago).  Yes, there will be more of his creative art talents to view in future shows.

Both Bob and Clair’s wood pieces have been graciously donated in support of our Annual Spring Auction, which helps the Youth’s Mission trip, Summer Camp, and Vacation Bible School each year.  We truly appreciate you both for sharing your unforgettable gifts in woodwork.

“Photos Past the Darkroom” by Craig Johnson as seen on June 14, 2020

The Gathering Place at CPC hosts rotating art shows, showcasing the creations of church members and community members throughout the year. The art show you didn’t get to see since COVID-19 closed the church campus was “Photos Past the Dark Room” by photographer, Craig Johnson.

Craig and his wife are good friends/neighbors of Priscilla Mauerman who nicely coordinated this show.  Craig enjoys both the art of photography and the process of bringing the image to paper.  He is a retired Chemical Engineer, now devoting more time to travel and photography.

Before the digital age, Craig started with film, built his own complete darkroom, enhanced and processed all his film and prints.  His photos included travel, wedding, sports, artisan and performance art photographs, mostly in black and white with some color photos.  Now digital, similar techniques are used, yet he enjoys more creative effects and color in this new age.  Craig has also published books, does photographic jewelry, has been in over 100 exhibits, and juried shows including KVIE Art Auction, Crocker Art Auction, and CA State Fair.   We are proud to display his amazing work!

To see some of Craig’s amazing photographs, check out the end of the worship livestream for June 14, 2020.

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