Date(s) - 05/Aug/2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Millcreek Community Library
The Millcreek Art Council in collaboration with Millcreek Library are excited to present Nancy Schafner as August’s Artist showcased in Getting Visual at the Library.
Almost by accident, I discovered painting eases my chronic pain. In the spring of 2020, I was asked to volunteer by team teaching an online acrylic painting class for the Millcreek Senior Center. I had experience with artistic painting in the past but had laid my brushes down for decades. In the process of preparing, leading, and participating in the “Love to Paint” class, I discovered my pain subsided while being absorbed in the creative process. Painting continues to provide a therapeutic measure and I am forever grateful I picked up my brushes once again!
Not only is painting good for my body, it is good for my soul. Being outdoors and spending time in God’s creation soothes me. The farther I am from man-made structures and the closer I am to God’s craftsmanship, the better I feel. In the singing of the birds, the whispering of the trees, and the music of bubbling brooks, we can all still hear His voice. As a line from a favorite hymn says; “This is my Father’s world: He shines in all that’s fair; In the rustling grass I hear Him pass, He speaks to me everywhere.” When I am immersed in nature, I see God’s goodness and power. I feel the symbiosis of the natural world with all its creatures; a brilliant and extravagant place. Utah lacks nothing in diverse, jaw-dropping scenery. Experiencing the dramatic and awesome landscapes we have here inspires me. When I spend time in creation, I want to create. I want to share the wonder of God’s creation through my artwork–especially with those who can’t get out and see it for themselves.
Nancy lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, cat and bunnies. She combines her love of hiking skiing and gardening with being creative through her artwork and freelance writing. She has a Master’s degree in Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation with a minor in Art. She has taught both elementary and secondary school along with being a realtor and certified ski instructor for twenty years.
Please join us at a reception celebrating her work Friday, August 5, from 6-7 pm along featuring musical accompaniment by B.D. Howes.
B.D. Howes is a musician with a history in the intermountain and east coast music scenes. Howes graced states along the Wasatch Front for years. He has performed in some of the best clubs and restaurants in Salt Lake and Park City. His beautiful melodies, gliding arrangements, and drift away vocals provide an easy unobtrusive listening experience.
Millcreek Arts Council