And it’s not what you think. 6 Garden City teenagers with longboards were hanging out in our church lobby yesterday, which was a Saturday. There were 3 boys and 3 girls. They don’t go to a church. Last week one of our staff spotted the same kids in the sanctuary, […]
Are artists born or made? Our culture tends to think they’re born. We put artists on a pedestal while hailing their predetermined genius. This mindset encourages a shallow, superstitious distance, and makes artists seem just weird. No, I think artists are mostly made. Mostly. I have met artists who were born a genius, […]
I’m an artist who works in the medium of people… and I’ve learned a few things. If the church loves artists—in all their glorious mess—artists will find hope & healing. Pictured in the frame is Alyee. When I met her 5 years ago, she was struggling for life and abandoned by her […]
First, a Short Video… Here’s a peek into our art ministry (our amazing art family!) Watch this 700 Club video feature about VineArts. This was filmed in the fall of 2014. CBN headquarters heard of us and wanted to come check out our art ministry and studio in Boise. Our interviewer even made a painting as […]
What happens when you take: 4 VineArts artists, 3 Envision artists, and 3 Fresco Arts Academy high school artists …all of whom have faith in Christ, discipline in visual art, and a heart to serve others… And you set them loose on a college worship event? Two days ago, the […]
A pastor once asked me, “What is a typical day like for you?” I had a hard time answering because there is no typical day. This was my day yesterday.
God smote me with the following phrase, plain as day, the other morning as I emerged from the VineArts studio: “IT’S NOT A HAT.” Just prior to this moment I had been murmuring to myself, befuddled, after two amazing encounters with artists. I was shaking my head and smiling, stammering […]