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.

June - July 2011

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With his father a painter and college professor of art, Scott Kaven, our June Artist of the Month, grew up in the Des Moines area with art all around him.  Scott went to Grand View University, graduating with a major in Fine Arts and Design.  Today, his days are spent working on commercials, music videos, and movies.  His nights are for creating works of art on a more classical level. The overlapping of the technical and fine arts is blended every day and night. Each multimedia painting tells a story and has a reason. Every show is inspired by the people he meets and deals with everyday, many times painting a stylized portrait of the very person who commisions the piece or requests a show.  "Art is our candy, says Scott, "eat alot of it."  See his work in Weertz Fellowship Hall.

May 2011

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Bonnie Flora, a former Des Moines artist now living in Nashville, Tennessee is St. John's Artist of the Month for May.  The rolling farmlands of Iowa and the high plains of South Dakota are among her favorite painting subjects.  This painting of a wind generator is one of several in a series entitled, "Sowing the Wind."  Flora says she has loved the graceful lines of the wind farms in northern Iowa since the first time she saw them.  "I was happy knowing there are new "crops" growing in Iowa---ones which provide a different "green" but are as lovely to look at in their rhythmic motion as the waving fields of corn in late summer," say Flora.  Don't miss seeing her work in Weertz Fellowship Hall.

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