Tapestry launched Sunday, May 13 with the series Opposites Exposed.
Curtis Fee, our series curator, did a great job sharing the message of Paul’s writings in 2 Corinthians 4:5-12.
Here’s the link if the video doesn’t play: https://youtu.be/vjMbO1r2EAQ
Below is the Gallery segment, with Visual Artist Armando Heredia, presenting his interpretation of the Message, and explaining the nuances of the piece. Special thanks to our worship leader, Nathaniel, for carrying the Expression with his acoustic guitar and vocals.
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Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. 6 It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful. 7 If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. 8 As it is, there’s not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we’re not much to look at. We’ve been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we’re not demoralized; we’re not sure what to do, 9 but we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side; we’ve been thrown down, but we haven’t broken. 10 What they did to Jesus, they do to us – trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us – he lives! 11 Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus’ sake, which makes Jesus’ life all the more evident in us. 12 While we’re going through the worst, you’re getting in on the best! 2 Cor. 4:5-12 The Message
How would you interpret this passage of Scripture? Are you an artist that would like to participate in a future series? If so, contact us!
Session Two: Fleeting and Forever
Curtis Fee, our Series Curator, guides us through a segment of Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, with an encouraging message of hope.
Here’s a link if the video doesn’t play. https://youtu.be/YOU0dk7quPc
2 Corinthians 4:13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Visual artist Armando Heredia shares his interpretive work for Fleeting and Forever based on 2 Corinthians chapter four.
Here’s the link if the video doesn’t play: https://youtu.be/4Uwm8FfzdzQ
Session Three: Home and Away
We continue on our journey through the letter of Paul to the Corinthians with Home and Away. Armando walks us through a passage of scripture while explaining a new piece of interpretive work called ” Transcendent”.
This is a mixed media piece created from reclaimed materials. The main component is a piece of dried cactus branch found on the desert floor. In its core is a length of copper mesh and it is wrapped by a sheet of white plastic that has been sanded to a point where the branch is showing through.
Special thanks to Nathaniel for leading in worship. We are still building our team, so we had some backup help from some old friends.
Here’s a link if the video doesn’t play: https://youtu.be/jP7qu2UlqFE
Photo by Christian Angulo.