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Art exhibit examines fruit of Holy Spirit

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Oct 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM

NEW HAVEN — Harvest of Attributes is an art exhibit that examines the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

The exhibition of artwork opens Sunday and runs through Nov. 24. There will be a closing reception at the end of the exhibition at 11:15 a.m. Nov. 24. The exhibit is located at New Haven United Methodist Church, 2644 Prairie St., New Haven. Special showings are available upon request.

“Artists participating in this exhibit are locally and regionally known around Ohio for their talents,” said Kevin Casto, Art Junction director, who also will be exhibiting some of his creations.

Those area artists include: Anita Andrews, of Bellevue; Nancy Beckett, of Norwalk; Alec Casto, of Willard; James Easter, of Toledo; Cynde Spyker, of Attica; Lynda Stoneham, of North Fairfield; Karen Wilson, of New Haven; and David Wolff, of Collins. 

“In a season of change and transition, art is a deep voice, which speaks authentically to our times and the reality of what is and to the possibility of what might be. The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church present art that examines the fruit of the spirit, which identifies the characteristics of a Christian through visual art,” Kevin Casto said.

The fruit of the Holy Spirit is a Biblical term that sums up nine attributes of the Christian life, according to Paul in his letter to the Galatians (5:22-23).

“Art is a symbol, pointing to something else that is beyond us and what we can strive for as an individual and as a community,” Casto said. “This group exhibit is The Art Junction and New Haven United Methodist Church’s method to reach out and share a visual story with our community. Community arts provide a new gathering place, a cultural and spiritual touchstone that is a source of community revitalization and neighborhood revival.

“The exhibit invites the viewer to examine, participate and listen to the visual story of the attributes of the Christian life that can be gained through surrender to the power of the Holy Spirit.”

The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children. It is a ministry of New Haven United Methodist Church.

For more information on Harvest of Attributes or future programs, call director Kevin Casto at 419-935-3404, email [email protected], visit the blog at http://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com or follow The Art Junction on Facebook.

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