“We cannot escape viewing works of art in the context of time and circumstance, whether past or present. How indeed could it be otherwise, so long as the art is still being created all around us, opening our eyes almost daily to new experiences and thus forcing us to adjust our sight?” - H.W. Janson

 

Art forces us to adjust our sight. ‘The Art of Christmas’ is all about adjusting our sight, or shifting our focus from the commercialized festivities of Christmas, to our focus on Christ’s coming. 

 

Our Christmas Eve services this year feature an art exhibition, and we are asking all Riverwood artists to create a piece of art that expresses a part of the biblical story of Christ’s coming.

 

For those of you who do not want to contribute artistically, we are in need of ushers, food and drink servers, ticket takers, and as welcome centre hosts!

 

For each of our 7 services, we ask that you reserve a seat so we can make sure there is room for everyone. Please only reserve as many seats as you know people are coming, and please let us know if you can no longer attend. 

WHAT’S YOUR ART FORM? 

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Painting

Sculpture

Photography

Cinema

Literature

Digital

Theatre

Architecture

Please sign up here for the art form volunteer opportunities that you would like to create or contribute to!

Q&A 

QUESTIONS?

WE’VE GOT ANSWERS!

 

What’s the goal?

We want to celebrate the story of our Saviour’s coming through various art forms, including painting, sculpture, literature, photography, digital, architecture, cinema, music and theatre.

What to submit with your art form?

A brief overview of the concept behind your piece.

Please note that we want the pieces to draw our viewers to the central theme that focuses on celebrating the story of Christ’s coming.

 

What’s the submission deadline for your piece?

December 20th, 2022 | 9am - 7pm

Earlier submissions are allowed please email Angelina at angelina@riverwood.cc. Our deadline submission is in place to assist us with mounting, framing or staging the received art pieces.

Where can I drop off my Art form?

The Firehall – 325 Talbot Avenue

 

Are there any size requirements?

Big or small we take them all.  Please send the specific dimensions to Angelina (angelina@riverwood.cc)

 

Can I keep my piece after the Riverwood Art Exhibit?

Yes, you can.

 

Where’s the art exhibit happening?

The Warehouse – 270 Gordon Avenue