St. John's Lutheran Church

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Visual artists are invited to exhibit two-dimensional work in Weertz Hall. The exhibits are available for viewing when the building is open.

Current Exhibit


Since childhood I have appreciated the texture, shine and energy of mosaic art. The water-like quality of glass together with the infinite world of color seems to me to be a joyous combination.
The mosaics in this exhibit are some of what I refer to as my “experiments” since taking a Mosaic Making class at the Des Moines Art Center several years ago. I’m a healthcare professional and can boast of only a small dose of formal art education. However, I was fortunate to have been born into a loving family, both nuclear and extended, who exuberantly appreciated the vast beauty of God’s creation and the importance of the Arts. The mosaics in the exhibit were all inspired by the wonders of grasses, flowers, leaves, trees, water, sky and stars.
An incidental advantage in working with this medium is that, for me, a broken dish or vase is not a loss, but rather an opportunity!



2015-16 EXHIBITS

Oct 2016          St. John’s Photography Club

Nov 2016          Dwight James, Watercolors and Oil Portraiture

Dec 2016          The “O” Canticles – Sanctuary exhibit from December 2015

Jan 2017          Joan Broek, liturgical artist

Feb 2017          Julie Lowe, mosaics

Mar 2017          Erin Hill, painting and drawing

Apr 2017           Lyne Neymeyer, Photography




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