by Artist's Name
by Diocese



  Kristin Anderson

  Camilla Brunschwyler Armstrong

  Wilfredo Benitez-Rivera

  Mary Ann Breisch

  Patricia M. Brown

  Christ Church, Bowling Green KY

  Rachel Clearfield

  Veryle Lynn Cox

  Gerard Di Falco

  Ann Finch

  Paul Fromberg

  Debra Gabel

  Dorothy Ralph Gager

  The Rev. Susan E. Goff

  Laurie Gudim

  Nolan Kelley

  Brenda Kingery

  Victoria Logue

  Julee P. Lowe

  Ed Moore

  Jan Neal

  The Rev. Ellen Francis Poisson   OSH

  Rachel Weaver Rivera

  Lorna Effler Savizpour

  Sue Schwartz

  Donna Shasteen

  Delda Skinner

  Kristy K. Smith

  Lynda Smith-Bugge

  Janet Strickler

  Susan Tilt

  Barbi Tinder

  Jeanne Weaver

  Anne Ziemienski


Friendship with God     Brie Dodson, Curator           presented June 16, 2006



The Visitor
by Rachel Weaver Rivera
(Acrylic on canvas, 2002, 14" x 18")

Emmanuel Episcopal - LaGrange, IL


These paintings explore the connection between spiritual and everyday life. I believe that making visual art prepares us in small ways to meet greater obstacles with creativity and grace. I am especially interested in how prayer allows us to view problems as opportunities, and fears as challenges to move ahead.
The images of animals, family members, and celestial forces are visual metaphors for finding courage to live out faith, celebrating the gift of motherhood, and paying close attention to the ephemeral quality of our physical existence. The paintings make tangible a personal point of view, about how the creative power of collective hope and shared vision for change is the only pathway to an equitable and just future for all.
Rachel's paintings are influenced by her love of pattern, color, a collection of folk art, and her work teaching studio classes for adults and children. She exhibits her paintings throughout the Midwest.
Rachel owns and operates Imagine Art Studio, a unique storefront studio space for children and families in Chicago's suburbs. She is a presenter and consultant on children's creative processes and developing learning environments that promote discovery through self-expression.


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2006 The Episcopal Church and Visual Art