Holiday Art Show Coming November 30
Art can be expressed through a wide variety of media. How about church banners? This holiday season, Encore! Mt. Morris will be featuring in its Sandstone Gallery (122 S Wesley Ave) many originally-designed and often-handmade banners hung in seven local churches for a variety of seasons and celebratory Christian events. For example, fabric banners are often hung for Advent, Christmas, Easter, Palm Sunday and Lent. Sometimes, they display scriptures or visuals appropriate for special events such as baptism, foot washing, Holy Communion, confirmation or weddings. Other banners may welcome people to a church, commemorate an anniversary of the church’s founding, inspire the congregation to get involved, such as in Bible study or mission work, and even celebrate universal Christian values such as praise, peace or agape love.
This holiday season, come see many beautiful banners shared by the Disciples United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Free Church, Leaf River Baptist, Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren, St. James Lutheran, Trinity Lutheran, and West Branch Church of the Brethren. A history wall will also provide a brief history and current interests of each of the congregations in the Mt. Morris area.
Sandstone Gallery will be open for the church banner art show on Nov. 30, 1-5pm; Dec 1, 12-4pm; Dec 7, 1-5pm and Dec 8, 12-2pm and 4:30-6pm (before and after the 3pm Cantata at Trinity Lutheran Church). Questions? Contact Molly Baker at email@example.com or leave a message at Village Hall for a return phone call. Encore! Mt. Morris is composed of volunteers committed to developing Mt. Morris, IL into a unique, thriving rural and cultural arts destination in northwest Illinois. Learn more at EncoreMtMorris.com.