Current Shows: Christina Corvette Wright and Marti Liddle-Lameti
Monroe Community Church is pleased to welcome works from artists Marti Liddle-Lameti and Christina Corvette Wright
Marti-Liddle-Lameti is an internationally recognized fiber/textile artist who creates two-dimensional fiber "paintings," as well as three-dimensional sculptures and wearable art. Her work can be seen in private, as well as public collections, including Memorial Healthcare off Owosso
Marti was born in Detroit and studied art at Olivet College in Eastern Michigan University. She taught art and fashion design at Owosso High School and as an adjunct professor for Kendall College of Art and Design. Her current studio is on Sanford Lake near Midland, Michigan.
Mart holds a BFA from Eastern Michigan University and an MAT from Saginaw Valley State University. You can see more of her creations by visiting Martel Designs on Facebook or marti_lameti on Instagram.
About Christina Corvette Wright:
"All my life I have had the desire to express how I see the environment around me, I would draw everything I saw endlessly as a small child and then got my BFA in Studio Arts and have been working in my home studio since then. For the past several years I have participated in Art Prize.
"I use many different mediums, both 2-D and 3-D works. I work in glass, ceramics, metal, printmaking and painting mixed medium art forms."
Our Gallery is open Sunday Mornings 10 - 12 (We worship at 10:30 am), Thursdays from 8 am - 12 pm.
MCC Celebrates The Arts
Since Monroe Community Church first configured its warehouse to display artwork in 2009, it has not been without some sort of creative exhibit. MCC values creativity and expression, which is one way that people bear God’s image as mini-creators. We love to feature the work of artists, from professional to children, not in a gallery, but surrounding our congregation as part of the worship experience. This emphasis helps us reinforce our mission to “connect our downtown community to our life-changing God.”
MCC Loves ArtPrize
We are a venue for ArtPrize, the world’s largest art competition that occurs every September and October in downtown Grand Rapids.
We have now enjoyed two jury finalists, in 2015 and 2017, and we were one of 5 "Outstanding Venue" finalists in 2017. For the past 4 years, MCC has also been a riddle site for the ArtPrize edition of the Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race. Each year for ArtPrize, MCC conducts a 4-week worship series entitled “Meet the (a)Artist”, where the worship themes are derived from 4 of the venue's ArtPrize entries. A creative team curates the worship service elements: music, scripture, and sometimes multi-sensory activities to support the artist and the theme of their work. As part of the sermon, our pastor discusses the artwork with each artist and then unpacks a biblical response to the themes in each piece of artwork.
Our ArtPrize venue site has updated details, events, times, and dates about each year’s ArtPrize exhibition.
We are so excited to have had artists from ArtPrize join us here at MCC during our Meet the (a)Artist ArtPrize Sermon Series. Click below to learn about some of these entries.