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Fine Arts Ministry

When we worship God at Second Presbyterian Church, we are surrounded by highly symbolic works of art that point our minds and our hearts toward our Creator and Savior. Beautiful in themselves, these works are an inherent part of community worship, inspiring and enhancing our appreciation of the glory of God. Because of its creative nature, art is truly a reflection of God’s creative spirit. Through the creation and the perception of beauty, we praise and celebrate the creative power of God. Art is, in this, respect, an aspect of worship.

The programs in fine arts at Second are coordinated by the Fine Arts Advisory Team, comprised of artists and church members.  The Team is responsible for the development and display of the church's permanent art collection and rotating exhibitions in the McFarland Hall Art Gallery. Increasingly, the Team is exploring ways to highlight the dramatic and literary arts, as well as the visual arts.

The McFarland Hall Art Gallery

The McFarland Hall Art Gallery

The Fine Arts Advisory Team coordinates art exhibits featuring works by members and friends of Second Presbyterian Church. Most of these installations are in McFarland Hall, on the third floor of the north addition.

The gallery space consists of three bays for sculptural art, and space for as many as 56 hung works of art. Available space includes the three bays in McFarland hall, extended space on the opposite wall in McFarland Hall, and just down the hallway towards the Sanctuary. The Fine Arts team also has a limited amount of high quality pedestals and display cases for sculptural pieces.

Each fall the Fine Arts Advisory Team coordinates the show Eight Days of Creation, an open, multimedia exhibit of art pieces by members of Second Presbyterian Church. Other shows have featured sketches, photography, and sculpture from artists in Indiana and beyond.

For more information about the McFarland Hall Gallery, please contact the Chairperson of the Fine Arts Advisory Team, Reverend Ray Marquette.

 

 


Art and Architecture Book
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Art and Architecture

Second Presbyterian Church is full of wonderful works of art, stained glass, sculpture, paintings, and more. Beautiful in themselves, they point our attention toward God. How well do you know these works of art? 

If you’d like to learn more about the art of the church, you may read The Art and Architecture of Second Presbyterian Church, a book compiled by the Fine Arts Advisory Team of Second Presbyterian Church in 2013 as part of the 175th Anniversary Celebration. You may check it out at the church library.

The book can be purchased at the Music and Fine Arts office.