The Center for Spiritual Living Art Gallery

Gallery hours:
Sundays, 8:30am – 4pm & Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:30pm. Celebration Hall Lobby.

Our January Artists of the Month are Heidi Dillehunt & Margaret Gingrich.
Take a tour of her work in Celebration Hall lobby today!

Statement from the artist, Heidi Dillehunt:

Photography to me is a way to capture the beauty I see in the world around me, then turn around and share it back with the world in the hope that people will be inspired by what I do and feel more connected with what is around them, whether it’s a person, place or thing.

When taking a picture, I need to feel a certain amount of Joy and Contentedness for the picture to truly work. It’s not to say that I can’t take a really good picture when I’m just not … with it, but for it to truly convey something, I need to feel something. I know then that Spirit is working through me and I’m doing something bigger than myself.

For this show, I have chosen pictures that I have taken through the years that truly appeal to me and simply Make Me Happy. Most of the pictures were taken digitally, and played with a little on the computer. Some are taken with film, both 35 mm and large format, while others are taken digitally and manipulated in Photoshop.

I am grateful to be able to share my photography with you, and it’s my hope that as you look at these images, you also feel something and are able to take that feeling out into your own world.

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Statement from the artist, Margaret Gingrich:

My name is Margaret Gingrich.  I’ve have had little training as an artist, but have been doing art since I was very young.  It was one of the few places where I felt good about myself.  It was a way for me to to express myself and to be seen.  Some say, “Art saves lives!”  Well it saved mine.  

I stopped making my art about 20 years ago when I starting comparing myself to other artist.  I decided I was not good enough, put my art away, and put my energy elsewhere.  Recently I have rediscovered the joy I found in painting in my early life.    

I like being in nature and most of my work is wildlife.  I try to capture the essence and bring life to the animal I am painting.  Most of my work is tight, dry brush watercolor.    

I hope you enjoy!  

Margaret Gingrich