Saturday, March 3, 2007

Portsmouth Arts Guild Inaugural Exhibition

The eagerly awaited Members' Exhibition of the PAG opened this weekend with a gala event showcasing both the work of 80 guild members and the guild's new home in the Center for the Arts in the parish hall at Saint Paul's. A happy crowd filled the Center to overflowing as they enjoyed the art on exhibit and an evening which marked an important milestone in the beginning of our adventure together with the PAG. That partnership was addressed in remarks with which our Senior Warden, Linda Remington, helped begin the evening.
"This adventure began with a phone call between strangers. This past six months have given deeper meaning to the words 'thanks for calling'.

Eric Broudy - thank you for the call. Gracious and Loving God - thank you for the call.

I'd also like to thank our steering committee: Neila Bennett, Brad Chase and Bob Gessler who worked with me, and with Eric and Jan Armor to articulate this partnership, and the vestry of St. Paul's, which, in the spirit of Episcopalian Enlightenment, approved this partnership.

The word communion means sharing, and is a foundation for the faith community to which I and others of us here tonight belong, our St. Paul's family, and now the larger community of our partnership - this community with you all. May this community bring abundant blessings to its members who love and heal, and teach and learn at this Center for the Arts and at the little white church next door.
The exhibit which comprises nearly 150 pieces in a wide variety of media, including two delightful items by Bishop Geralyn Wolf, runs from March 2 through April 5 and will be open for viewing from 1-5 PM each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during that period. We hope to see you there.

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