Vernon Rickman, An Artful Life
The life and work of Newton-born artist Vernon Rickman is highlighted in “Vernon Rickman, An Artful Life,“ a book by Beverley Olson Buller and published by the Carriage Factory Art Gallery.
Painting Pastor pursues dual passions
NEWTON–Pastor Jeffery Sparks expresses his passion in two vastly different mediums. One he pursues from behind the pulpit at St. Luke Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Newton. The other he pursues in front of an easel.
“These are not two different pursuits but one pursuit expressed in two ways, with the singular idea of sharing an experience of beauty and truth,” Sparks said.
Sparks oil paintings range from still lifes to plein air pieces that all capture a moment in time. His pursuit of beauty and truth has also been one of learning.
“Thankfully, by the patient, generous, and often unexpected mentoring by some of America’s great artists, each providing time and teaching, I continue to grow as an artist,” Sparks said.
A varied sampling of Sparks’ paintings will be on display in the “Painting Pastor” exhibition at Carriage Factory Art Gallery Nov. 23, 2019 through Jan. 18, 2020. Opening reception and artist talk will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at the gallery. The public is invited.
For more information about the exhibit, visit CarriageFactoryArtGallery.com.
Thank You... to the 43 founders of Carriage Factory Art Gallery. Their foresight in 1983 to rent space in a former carriage factory and later to become owners of the property as a nonprofit arts organization led to a renewal of appreciation for creative arts in the community. The gallery today provides opportunities for all ages to gather, learn, experience, perform, share, and celebrate the arts. We invite you to visit the gallery and enjoy the beauty of the art and the hospitality of this historic space.
Three of the founders of Carriage Factory Art Gallery were together at a special event in the gallery: Martha Knudsen, Dr. Frances Allen, and Naomi Wenger