Thursday, March 16, 2006

Tiley and "The Studio"

Tiley Frost, the head of Studio at the Creek (the visual arts ministry at Willow) is profiled this month in Celebrate! Chicago Christian Woman magazine.

In addition to being an amazing artist, entrepreneur and fledgling author, Tiley is the Director of Visual Arts Ministry for the Willow Creek Community Church of South Barrington. THE STUDIO at the creek is a group open to all visual artists from all media and skill levels.

Their mission statement is, “Visual Artists reflecting God’s love through our gifts.” “In each congregation there are unidentified visual artists occupying seats. Given the opportunity they would jump at the chance to be vessels through which God can bless all of us.”...

Last Spring at Willow Creek, THE STUDIO at the creek artists hosted an art exhibit for Good Friday and Easter. “For four days I watched in amazement as thousands of people were moved deeply by what they experienced. God reached out through paintings, sculptures, and photographs, touching lives. One woman, having been through the gallery could barely speak. After a long pause she simply exclaimed as tears welled in her eyes, ‘Thank you … thank you for doing this.’”

To read the whole article and see one of Tiley's beautiful paintings click on the orange link above.

1 comment:

Andy said...

Not a comment actually...Kim, have you ever heard of W Somerset Maugham? I've never read him, but would like to. A few quotes:

"There are three rules for writing a novel. unfortunately no one knows what they are."

"We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to."

"We who are of mature age seldom suspect how unmercifully and yet with what insight the very young judge us."