Artist of the Month

St. John's Lutheran Church

In the City for Good!

St. John's Lutheran Church participates in God's mission to bless, save, restore and reconcile the world through meaningful worship and faithful witness in the city of Des Moines and around the world.

St. John's Lutheran Church invites and welcomes all people to experience the Good News of God's grace, forgiveness and unfailing love. The Good News calls and empowers us to share God's love in word and deed throughout our city, nation and world.

September 2012

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Beth Ann Edwards graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Drake University in 1999, with studio emphases in graphic design, drawing, and painting. She continues to work as a designer, writer, and project manager, and she maintains a painting and fine art studio.

Since her graduation, she has curated and participated in liturgical and secular art exhibits for adults and youth. In addition, she has taught visual arts at summer arts camps and as part of youth curriculum in churches. She was invited by the Des Moines Women’s Club to judge the summer Art-A-Fair exhibit (2008) and student art portfolios for their Scholarship Program (1999 to present). Her work has been exhibited at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Heartland Presbyterian Church, Plymouth Congregational Church, Drake University, Fitch Galleries, East Village Art Consortium, Iowa State Fair, and with Jane 360 (a consortium of women artists). Beth Ann has consulted with churches on visual enhancement of worship space.

The work exhibited in Weertz Hall provides a retrospective of liturgical paintings from the past 14 years, all of which were created as an expression of faith to enhance corporate worship.

 600 6th Ave. Des Moines, Iowa  50309 - 515.243.7691 - a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America