The Worship and Fine Arts Ministry at Austin Oaks Church seeks to reach out to the greater Austin community through the creative arts. We believe that God bestows artistic and creative talents, and it is our responsibility to develop and use them for His glory and honor. The Visual Arts Ministry (VAM) Gallery and Monterey Oaks School of Fine Arts (MOSOFA) offers a natural bridge to encourage and grow Austin artists.
Monterey Oaks School of Fine Arts (MOSOFA)
Located on the campus of Austin Oaks Church, MOSOFA offers private lessons in voice and various instruments, as well as art and drama. Special camps focusing on specific art forms are also offered periodically. For more information, check out the MOSOFA website, or contact Mary Ellen Johnson.
The Children's Choir
For children in grades 1-5, the choir will explore the wonder of worship through music, great activities and time in God's word.
The Children's Choir meets on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. in CEC 207.
For more information, contact Mary Ellen Johnson.
Theatre Arts Ministry (TAM)
AOC now has a drama group called TAM (Theatre Arts Ministry) and there's a place in it for YOU. Our mission is to provide more dramatic arts at AOC during the services and in various venues and ministry areas. If you've ever thought that acting, building costumes, running sound, directing or writing is what you'd like to do to further the proclaiming of God's word, we'd like to meet you! For more information, contact Juanice Myers.
SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP: Saturday, November 4 in CL 104 from 10am-2pm. Cost is $25 (includes lunch). This workshop will be led by Rita Anderson, an award-winning playwright. This workshop will provide insight into the craft of scriptwriting, and whether you are a beginner or a seasoned writer, it will be fun opportunity to join others and explore the creative craft of scriptwriting.
Visual Arts Ministry (VAM) Gallery
Visit the Visual Arts Ministry (VAM) Gallery on Sunday mornings or during the week from 9AM-5PM. The art gallery features professional and amateur artists from the Austin area along with national and international art communities. Located in the Christian Life Center.
Current show: SEMOGRAPHICS III
SEMOGRAPHICS III is a stunning exhibition of collaborative monoprints. In March of this year at the Southern Graphics Council International annual conference in Atlanta, a team of twelve invited screen and relief print artists met and engaged in a five day monoprinting marathon. The event was co-hosted by Savannah College of Art and Design and The Atlanta Printmaker's Studio. The exhibit will open on September 3 and will run through October 8, 2017.
On Thursday, September 14th, there will be a VAM Gallery Walk and Talk at 7:30 pm. Two of the Semographics team will speak on their experience of creative visual art collaboration and we will invite our exhibition juror, UT art history professor Louis Waldman, PhD to address his impressions of the artworks on exhibit. Light refreshments will be served. The VAM Gallery showing will be the first venue on a two and half year traveling show tour concluding at the end of 2019.
COMING IN OCTOBER: FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU
Featuring the work of Tyrus Clutter. This exhibit, which will be in the VAM Gallery October 15-November 26, 2017, consists of 28-30 color etchings based on the floor plans of gothic style cathedrals. Woven through the images are biblical texts in English, Hebrew, and Latin. These passages of text refer to "foundations" and "plans." Also clearly visible is the cross form--the literal foundation of these structures.
Price list requests and proposals for upcoming shows may be sent to Mary Ellen Johnson.