Oakland presents “Locations of Worship” exhibition for the primary time | West Orange Instances & Observer

The City of Oakland’s Places of Worship art exhibit explores a diverse spectrum of organized religion and individual spirituality and is being presented for the first time at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center in the City of Oakland. The official opening took place on Friday, November 12th.

The colorful pieces were created by artists from central Florida and include plein-air paintings of Oakland churches.

A work of art itself – the cornerstone of the Arts and Heritage Center – is the 1919 Oakland Presbyterian Church’s stained glass window, which is on permanent display.

The event gave visitors the opportunity to meet many of the artists.

Participating artists are Kelley Batson-Howard, Kathy Bee, Ken Cashon, James Chonody, Art Estaban, Dennis Hood, Suzann Kaltbaulm, Daniel Longman, Violeta Militaru, David Minichiello, Will Setzer, Deborah Smith, Diane Stapleton, Denise Vezza Maggiore, Kathleen Warren , Lori Warren, Joe Warren and Stephen Withers.

All artwork is for sale.

“Places of Worship” runs until Friday, January 14, 2022.

The Arts and Heritage Center at 126 N. Petris Avenue is open Thursday, Friday and select Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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