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.
Wednesdays, beginning January 18th, 2017, 6:30-7:30 PM in the 2nd floor commons of the CEC.
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.
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 - “8 FROM TEXAS” FEATURING EXCEPTIONAL ARTISTS FROM TEXAS
The VAM Gallery is pleased to open 2017 with “Eight from Texas,” featuring an exciting mix of young and mid-career artists from across the state, each working in a variety of media. Our Eight From Texas artists: Kim Bauer, El Paso, TX; Jeff Dell, San Marcos, TX; Jason Ferrell, Cedar Creek, TX; Alaya Frazier, Austin, TX; Annalise Gratovich, Austin, TX; Mary Fielding McCleary, Nacogdoches, TX; Tena Lacy, Austin, TX; Victoria Star Varner, Georgetown, TX
The show will run from January 8 - March 24, 2017.
Upcoming Show: The work of Jeurgen Strunck. March 26 - May 20, 2017
Juergen Strunck was born in Neidenburg, Germany in 1943 and came to America as a student during the 1960s. He studied printmaking at the University of Dallas where he completed a Master of Art and Master of Fine Arts. He joined the faculty in 1968. He has had over 80 solo exhibitions nationally and internationally and exhibited in over 685 events. In addition, he has conducted dozens of workshops across the united states. His prints may be found in over 130 museums and institutions around the world, including the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Library of Congress, the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the Baltimore Museum of Art, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Graphic Art in Fredrikstad, Norway, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the National Centre of Fine Art, Giza, Egypt.
Price list requests and proposals for upcoming shows may be sent to Mary Ellen Johnson.