Thanks for visiting my Advent Calendar! I hope this is a blessing and great fun for you and your family and friends. Please share the link to the site and spread the word about my work. I will try to post here every night, or by noon, so follow along daily and walk with me through this wonderful season with a new vision and perspective on the Advent/Christmas/Epiphany stories. --Pastor Jack
Jack Anglin is the pastor at Chalice Christian Church in Virginia Beach ChaliceCC.org in the Diamond Springs area. The images here will be accented each Sunday in the service of worship, with larger pieces devoted to the four Advent Sundays, the 25th, and January 5th and Epiphany on the 6th. Weekday images will be studies and detail works but stand alone pieces in oils, pencil, and pastel.
Pastor Jack, (as both young and old members have come to call him) loves the Advent/Christmas/Epiphany seasons, but not as most people would expect --not for the usual reasons. With art as an emphasis or as a way to preach, teach, to explain and present the stories in ever more powerful ways, Jack will touch on just about every theme from the birth narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
Over the next month you will see nocturnes, landscapes, and portraits in an array of styles and techniques (maybe some people you know will be posing for the artist). It should be a very fun endeavor for all, and one that has already been meaningful to Pastor Jack.
Main Images and some of the weekday pieces will be displayed at Chalice Christian Church on Sunday mornings
(come and see) and then at
THE ART WORKS Gallery in Norfolk
321 West Bute Street 23510
757 625+3004 www.artworksva.com
The idea is to create a cumulative show, and though we would be happy to have you find a painting you'd love to add to your collection, all paintings will remain in the gallery and be displayed through mid-January (maybe to the end of that month).Jack will deliver images and hang them at Art Works only once a week, and then try to make it possible so that is an everyday thing after Christmas. Sometime in January we will host a closing instead of a gallery opening --with at least 37 new paintings and drawings.
The artist/minister thinks of it as an Old Christmas opportunity. After most people have put the Holy Day far behind them, there might be just one thing left to share and the whole collection perhaps an inspiring show of art related to this season.
If you really want to purchase a painting as a gift we will be more than happy to provide you with a special web page of the work and create a custom message which you can give as a link for Christmas. That might be very cool and unusual gift that builds excitement --a 12 days of Christmas kind of thing! --or a 37 Days of Christmas!