Fireside Room Art

Current Exhibit

Carl Greenwood Paintings

First UMC is pleased to present a selection of paintings by Carl Greenwood in the Fireside Room. Spanning over several decades, the paintings include imagery of California missions, modern abstractions, and a depiction of the labyrinth floor design painted in the early 2000’s.  This exhibit posthumously honors Carl’s love for art, and will run through the Lenten season. 

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, March 31 at 11:30 a.m.

Save the date for a reception with Carol Greenwood, Carl’s widow, who will speak about his work.  Light refreshments will be served.


Upcoming Exhibits

The 3rd annual animal art show is in the works. Our theme this year is Take Flight. Show us your version of God’s flying creatures, big and small.

Exhibit opens Saturday, October 5 – immediately after the annual Blessing of the Animals in the Courtyard.

FILL OUT THE ARTIST SUBMISSION FORM

Questions may be sent to Shalimar Carducci s.carducci@santamonicaumc.org.


Past Exhibits

The Art of John August Swanson – Advent Art Exhibit 

First UMC was pleased to display the works of John August Swanson
during this 2018 Advent season.


Big & small: Creatures of the Sea 2018

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leaderboard view photos

View the exhibit program.


KNOW, LOVE, DO
Changing Nature and Us

By artist Christian Kasperkovitz (aka Elkpen)

A Los Angeles-based artist, Elkpen looks for novel ways to talk about nature to a wide audience. 

Part of my elkology practice is an engagement with the question of ….if you can name something does that lead to caring for something and does that lead to doing something? – Elkpen

@Elkpen on Instagram or visit her website www.elkpen.com


First UMC hosts a variety of artists’ work in the Fireside Room on a seasonal basis.  To find out what is currently on exhibit check out the monthly Sentinel newsletter. 


Get to know the community and join the Fireside Room Art committee!

Contact Shalimar Carducci (310) 393-8258 ext. 113 or s.carducci@santamonicaumc.org.