APRIL 1, 2015

Pinnacle Art inspired

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SCOTTSDALE – In the spring of 2013, four members of Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in North Scottsdale traveled to Mendocino, Calif. to attend a four-day workshop in the studio of acclaimed liturgical artist, Nancy Chinn. Chinn's philosophy is to use inexpensive, humble materials to create beautiful TEMPORARY art installations through congregational involvement.

Inspired by Nancy's creative installations and by her passion, the four women returned home ready to involve their congregation in making art. The result is a stunning installation of flying, undulating lace-like streamers of painted netting terminating above a huge granite boulder that rises from the floor of the church's chancel. A group of about 25 people worked for about two-and-a-half months in the church's Teen Center creating the art.

Part one of the art installation was unveiled on March 29, celebrated with a performance by the Pinnacle Dancers. Part two of the installation, the final piece, will be installed on April 5, for Easter Services. An Open House for the entire community will be held on April 9 at 4 p.m. Artist participants will be available to answer questions. The public is invited to view the installation.

For more information contact Pinnacle Presbyterian Church at 480.585.9448.