Creative Arts Ministry

God's abundant and generative creativity is one of the very first things we learn about him. Remember how the bible begins, "In the beginning God created…." Because of this we place a high value on connecting with God through the experiences of creating and enjoying all kids of  artistic expression. And we love having our gallery space filled with beautiful, inspiring, and challenging work from artists in our community throughout the year. We also often offer classes, workshops, and other opportunities designed to help you connect with God and others while learning to express yourself creatively.
It is our desire to raise up and release creatives who respond to all that God is doing around us. This happens when we understand who we are in Christ, freely receive from the Holy Spirit, and continually offer our creative gifts as an act of worship.
For more information about getting involved in the Vineyard’s Creative Arts Ministry, please contact us at [email protected] or 218.525.3462.

Experiencing God
Through Creativity:
The Process

A Solo Art Show by Michael Gatlin

Artist Reception - Friday, October 7 at 6pm

Engaging in creativity is a key part of what it means to be human and created in the image of God! Our newest show in the Vineyard Gallery showcases the work our Senior Pastor, Michael Gatlin. You’ll be able to see many pieces completed during the past couple of years, as well as a selection of significant work from his over forty-year career as an artist. Michael's diversity of work includes large-scale watercolors, smaller plein air sketches, and expressive calligraphy, a new medium he's been exploring. This will be his first solo show in more than 25 years. Please plan to join us for a reception to hear more about Michael's creative process and what he’s been learning about God, about himself, and about creativity over the last few months. You’ll have time to savor the work, ask any questions you might have, and enjoy light refreshments.

About the Artist

Michael Gatlin has been involved in the arts for his entire life. He studied pastoral ministry and theology at Corbin University, and after that, art and design at the American Academy of Art, in Chicago, picking up a life-long love for watercolor from Irving Shapiro. He made his living as a watercolor artist, illustrator, and designer before planting a Vineyard church in the late 1990's with his wonderful wife Brenda. He loves to encourage creativity in every part of people's lives as they continue learning to express the beauty of the resurrected Christ together. To see more of Michael's work you can visit his website at jmichaelwatercolors.com or follow him on Instagram @jmgatlin.



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