If you have visited Augie's and wish to purchase art from the show please contact Melanie Papp at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909.709.1661. Reception to be held Wednesday February 10 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Meet the artist and purchase art. Hors d'oeuvres provided. Support Augie's with your purchase of coffee or tea.
The way each of us understands sacred space affects the way we find meaning and truth in our daily lives.
Usually we associate the concept of sacred space with places specifically designated for spiritual or religious purposes and other locations of importance within a cultural context, such as Stonehenge and The Dome of the Rock. However, if we consider specifically for whom and why these places were set aside as sacred space, we can broaden our understanding of sacred space to include the time and place in which we live.
People like you and I, influence the development of new and different sacred spaces in our own communities. Any place may become sacred space when we decide to set them aside for such a purpose.
So, what if you were to set aside a place here, at a table, with a cup of coffee? What if you make the purpose of that place sacred? Having a personal place set aside for a holy encounter is not really about a building or a particular location; rather it is about a place we choose to set aside for the purpose of spiritual contemplation.
"Sacred Space" is a short photographic story of just one of the many places I have found for that spiritual purpose. Sacred space is the place where I meet God.
The photographic technique in this series is simple and uncomplicated. As you consider each image I encourage you to take note of what is in focus. In some images the focused area may be easily seen while in others an obstruction leaves the focused area somewhat unclear. These images represent an analogy of sacred space. Though truth isn't always self evident or perfectly clear we should still persevere to set aside a time and place to meet with God and seek his truth and direction.
Art can be more than just a picture on a wall. As a child art was an inspiration for creativity and invention as well as a tool to connect with friends and family.
"Adventure Together" is a playful dedication to our youth.