Art Cafe – look, understand, feel
Spring 2020 was a grey and uncertain time for many of us: our personal struggles were exacerbated by being alone, unable to gather in church, or even for a coffee.
Kevin was facing personal trials but was encouraged to join an art cafe, meeting on Zoom. He gave his first talk on Rubens’ Adoration of the Magi. “The phenomenal visualisation of our faith made it more real: it helped me understand, to feel it. So good to stop, stand and stare, and to think, noticing God in the presence of his people, truly Emmanuel, God with us”. It still gives him joy as he remembers.
The Art Cafe Online became and still is a building block for wellbeing and faith. Kevin’s more recent studies have been on photography, noticing light in the simplest situation. The light reminds him of Jesus, light of the world and how this light now shines within him.
Art Cafe in the Barn: www.achurchnearyou.com/church/7440
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