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Arts & Spirituality

A core component of our educational offerings at Pendle Hill is nurturing creativity through arts and spirituality. Enjoy time in the Art Studio, participate in a class or workshop, or simply explore the different gallery exhibits in the Barn.

Art Studio Open Hours

The art studio is open to the public daily from 8 am – 8 pm. All are invited to use this space to draw, paint, collage, sculpt, sew, crochet, and create!

If you’d like to use the studio, please stop by the Registration desk in the Barn to check in and purchase your day pass. Day passes are $15 for guests, and $10 for sojourners (individuals staying overnight for a personal retreat).

Guests are welcome to stop by Main House for coffee and tea during their stay. If you’d like to join us for a meal, please make your reservation at least 24 business hours in advance by contacting info@pendlehill.org.

Art Classes

Workshops, retreats, and courses are sometimes offered in the Art Studio. Find a program that’s right for you in our full list of upcoming events.


Gallery Exhibits

The gallery space in the Barn and the Tree Rooms of Main House frequently hold changing exhibits featuring artists whose work often reflects themes of spirituality, peace, and justice.

The Be We Whole exhibit is currently on display in the Barn from October 11, 2023 – February 26, 2024.  The exhibit is an affirmation from The Joined Hands Art Collective of our collective existence as together we strive toward wholeness.  Be We Whole represents an inclusivity that is the sum of all our intersections, rendering creative dialogue, acceptance, compassion, peace, and love.  Our title also connects with Ferron Foisy’s song, “Testimony,” which includes the refrain: 

But by my life be I spirit 

And by my heart be I woman 

And by my eyes be I open 

And by my hands be I whole 

The Joined Hands Artists Collective was founded in 2012 by Elke Hildegard Muller, with three other members of the Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts.  Over the years we have had 15 members, with three of the original four members still active in the collective.  We are all Quaker or Quaker-friendly artists who create through various media: art quilts, fiber art, painting, photography, ceramics, mixed-media, book arts, and literary arts.  Our collective meets monthly to share our works-in-progress with one another, to teach each other skills, and to attend events.

 

 

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