Art for Advent 2017

Art for Advent 2017

Hope, Peace, Joy, Love: Traditional Advent Affirmations Explored through the Visual Arts

Worship Ways invites you to include graphic arts this Advent,
as a spiritual resource,
as a way to help interpret seasonal Scripture,
and to help  offer insight into the  world around us.
We need open eyes and hearts to discern the Holy in these complicated times.
The arts may be a door into the Mystery of God With Us.

Two visual artists from Redwoods, CA have offered their work
for settings of United Church of Christ
to use this Advent in worship and education, and for individual private devotion.

The Rev. Erin Beardemphl, a fabric artist, and 
Ms. Katia Aoun Hage, a poet and visual artist,
have allowed Worship Ways to license their work for use this Advent. 

Their work may be downloaded free of charge from this webpage,
and used according to some simple parameters of citation, linked here.

Erin and Katia have offered some suggestions for using art in congregational settings,
linked here.

For more information about the artists, click here.

To download any of the artwork below right-click the image as choose 'Save As'

Art for Advent 2017, Year B
Work of Erin Beardemphl:

First Sunday of Advent 
December 3, 2017
Traditional Theme:  Hope

Lectionary Texts: 
•  Isaiah 64:1-9  • Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19  • 1 Corinthians 1:3-9  • Mark 13:24-37

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"Hope" Erin Beardemphl
Orange and Purple Mxdye on cotton in a round starburst pattern—11.5” x 13”
©2017 Erin Beardemphl; all rights reserved; reproduced with permission.

Art for Advent 2017, Year B
Work of Katia Aoun Hage:

First Sunday of Advent 
December 3, 2017
Traditional Theme:  Hope

Lectionary Texts:
•  Isaiah 64:1-9  •  Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19  •  1 Corinthians 1:3-9  •  Mark 13:24-37

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"A Seed of Hope"  Katia Aoun Hage
Wooden squares, with oil paint, nails, engravings and strings
©2017 Katia Aoun Hage; all rights reserved; reproduced with permission.

Art for Advent 2017, Year B
Work of Erin Beardemphl:

Second Sunday of Advent 
December 10, 2017

Traditional Theme:  Peace

Lectionary Texts:
•  Isaiah 40:1-11  •  Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13  •  2 Peter 3:8-15a   •  Mark 1:1-8

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"Peace" Erin Beardemphl
Yellow, blue, turquoise and pink Mx dye on cotton in water/wave pattern—17” x 16”
©2017 Erin Beardemphl; all rights reserved; reproduced with permission.


Art for Advent 2017, Year B
Work of Katia Aoun Hage:

Second Sunday of Advent 
December 10, 2017

Traditional Theme:  Peace

Lectionary Texts:
•  Isaiah 40:1-11  •  Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13  •  2 Peter 3:8-15a   •  Mark 1:1-8

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"Peace: as the Flower Floats"  Katia Aoun Hage
Wooden square with oil paint
©2017 Katia Aoun Hage; all rights reserved; reproduced with permission.

Art for Advent 2017, Year B
Work of Erin Beardemphl:

Third Sunday of Advent 
December 17, 2017

Traditional Theme:  Joy

Lectionary Texts:
•  Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11  •  Psalm 126 or Luke 1:46b-55  •  1 Thessalonians 5:16-24   •  John 1:6-8, 19-28 

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"Joy" Erin Beardemphl
Red, yellow and green mx dye on stretch cotton in a flora pattern—17.5” x 21”
©2017 Erin Beardemphl; all rights reserved; reproduced with permission.

Art for Advent 2017, Year B
Work of Katia Aoun Hage:

Third Sunday of Advent 
December 17, 2017

Traditional Theme:  Joy

Lectionary Texts:
•  Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11  •  Psalm 126 or Luke 1:46b-55  •  1 Thessalonians 5:16-24   •  John 1:6-8, 19-28 

katia-joy.jpg 

"Joy: Interlaced"  Katia Aoun Hage
Wooden square with oil paint
©2017 Katia Aoun Hage; all rights reserved; reproduced with permission.

Art for Advent 2017, Year B
Work of Erin Beardemphl:

Fourth Sunday of Advent 
December 24, 2017

Traditional Theme:  Love

Lectionary Texts:
•  2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16  •  Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26   •  Romans 16:25-27   •  Luke 1:26-38

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"Love" Erin Beardemphl
Pink, brown, yellow, green  Mx Dye on patterned cotton-landscape—18.25” x 23”
©2017 Erin Beardemphl; all rights reserved; reproduced with permission.

Art for Advent 2017, Year B
Work of Katia Aoun Hage:

Fourth Sunday of Advent 
December 24, 2017

Traditional Theme:  Love

Lectionary Texts:
•  2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16  •  Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26   •  Romans 16:25-27   •  Luke 1:26-38

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"Love: Heart Connections" 
Katia Aoun Hage
Wooden squares, with oil paint, nails, engravings and strings
©2017 Katia Aoun Hage; all rights reserved; reproduced with permission.



Detail of “Joy” by Erin Beardemphl.  "Joy" Erin Beardemphl
Red, yellow and green mx dye on stretch cotton in a flora pattern—17.5” x 21”
©2017 Erin Beardemphl; all rights reserved; reproduced with permission.’

‘Detail of  “Love: Heart Connections” by Katia Aoun Hage. Wooden squares, with oil paint, nails, engravings and strings
©2017 Katia Aoun Hage; all rights reserved; reproduced with permission.’