Scripture and the Arts Team

The Scripture and Arts team at Wallace Memorial is dedicated to continually nurturing our souls and spirituality through art. They invite you to consider how God may speak to us in a different way, by viewing art through the lens of Jim Kalnin’s quote, “Art As Sacredos“.

Art As Sacredos

Sacredos is the Latin word for priest, literally translated “giver of the sacred.”  Artists function in this capacity in various ways.  They look at the mundane and the commonplace, and see it as beautiful and meaningful.  They remind us of the rhythms and dance of life.  They see the empty places as being full of light and spirit, and remind us that life is everywhere, and that we are never alone.
Jim Kalnin,
The Spirituality of Art

The Script and the Arts Team conducts art-related events such as tours of the Carnegie Museums, art exhibitions and contests for local artists. These events are open to both the congregation and community at large. The team also conducts bible-based, art exploration sessions at the church to help foster a connection with the Divine so that it may manifest in our own work. For more information contact Dee Paras at [email protected].

August is Scripture and the Arts Month at Wallace!

Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church will be celebrating the arts with a month of planned activities revolving around visual art, music, dance and creative workshops. These activities are open to all members of the congregation and community. Please mark your calendars and join us!

August 1st, 2nd, 3rd -“Scripture & the ARTS”:

Mini Art Camp
Time 9am-12pm. Children ages entering 6th through 12th grade. The instructor is Ron Emrick and the focus of the art camp will be drawing. The camp will provide instruction, all supplies, and a safe, encouraging environment to create visual art. Each child will be invited to select one piece of his or her art to participate in the “Scripture & the ARTS” month long exhibition. All community children are invited; the camp is limited to the first 20 children who preregister.
Contact: Ellen Heriger 412-269-1854, [email protected]

August 5th – “Scripture & the ARTS”: Exhibition

Opening Reception – Church Transept
Time: 6:30-8:30pm. The exhibition will feature art from church members, community members and the kids mini camp. The theme for this years exhibition is “ART as a Sacredos”. The exhibition is open to artists ages 10 and up who have preregistered. There will be six Juror’s Choice Awards that will be given based on the artistry of the work and the interpretation of the theme. This year’s juror Starr Hall will be present to discuss her awards. Entry deadline June 30th. Contact: Dee Paras 412-276-0679, [email protected]

August 5th – August 28th – “Scripture & the ARTS”:


Exhibition Hours: Monday – Saturday, August 6th – August 27th 11:00am – 3:00pm *Please use the church office entrance. Contact: Dee Paras 412-276-0679, [email protected]

August 13th – Kids’ Art Open House
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am. Children are invited to come to the church transept to view the art exhibition and to participate in art and craft activities with Terri Molnar. Each child will each get a sticker to choose their own “Best in Show” piece of art in the exhibit. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Come and join us in this time of hands on art! Move next from art to music at our Music Open House.
Contact: Dee Paras 412-276-0679, [email protected]

August 13th – Kids’ and Adults’ Music Open House Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm. Children and adults are invited to come to the Chapel and join Ashley Lind and Sandy Rubright for a time of

learning and musical expression with drums. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Contact: Sandy Rubright [email protected]

August 14th – Expressing the Doxology using Sign

During worship, Sandy Rubright and Becka Abbott will be leading the children in Sign Language. Psalm 150 says that Let us Praise God in his sanctuary with sounding trumpet, tambourine and dance, strings and flute… other words, with all that we have!
Contact: Sandy Rubright [email protected]

August 20th – “Scripture & the ARTS”: Adult Workshop Time 9:30am – 2:00pm. Artist Cindy Gilberti will be leading us in the exploration of alcohol inks and concentrated watercolors on Yupo paper. No art experience is necessary! All materials will be provided for this hands on art experience. Fun for adults, men and women of all ages! Preregistration is necessary.

Contact: Ellen Heriger 412-269-1854, [email protected]

August 21st – “Choirchimes Event for All Ages”
Time – Following worship 12:00 – 12:45. The event will be available for individuals from 10 years old to 90 plus. Sandy Rubright will present a fun and informative session about Choirchimes, which came from Dormant Presbyterian Church. Come, learn how to ring a bell, laugh and share in the joy of music making!
Contact: Sandy Rubright [email protected]

August 28th – “Scripture & the ARTS” Exhibition Ends Time – Art pick up 1:00-4:00pm.
Contact: Dee Paras 412-276-0679, [email protected]

There’s still time to registers for our exciting new art programs this summer!

Art Fun for Adults at Wallace

During our month long celebration of the arts in August, we are offering an art workshop for adults on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9:30-2:00 at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Rd., Pittsburgh, Art_Alchohol_Picture1PA 15220.

No art experience is necessary for this creative workshop using Yupo paper and alcohol inks.  All materials will be provided for this hands-on art experience that encourages the realistic painter of any medium to loosen up; provides more abstract artists with time trying newer mediums; and allows someone with no art experience to explore.

Please review the flyer information; pass it on to your friends; and register early as space is limited!  Please note online registration is not available at this time. 

Download the flyer and registration form here.

Scripture and the Arts Mini Camp

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Monday, August 1 through
Wednesday, August 3, 2016    
9 AM-Noon

For students entering 6th grade through 12th grade fall 2016
@ Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church
1146 Greentree Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15220
All community children are invited; however camp is limited to the first 20 children to register
The only cost is the registration fee: $10 per family*

For more information on these programs please visit the links below to obtain flyers. Please note that online registration is not currently available for this events. Please mail in the form or return it in person to Wallace church office. Additionally, you can e-mail Dee Paras at [email protected]  with questions.

Mini-Camp Informational Flyer

Mini-Camp Registration Form