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Arts & Spirituality at Pendle Hill

The Art Studio

Arts & Spirituality (pottery)Invite the inner artist in you to awaken and flourish during your time at Pendle Hill. Explorations in the arts – with clay, paint, handmade paper, and more – provide a deepening experience for the soul which is beyond words.Arts & Spirituality (crafts)3

Many visitors, including those with little to no experience with visual art, find the studio to be a “home” where they can reconnect with God and claim their own creative path.

The studio space and art supplies are available to everyone at Pendle Hill. Please consider making a donation when you use the space.

Woodworking

chair repairPendle Hill has a well-equipped woodshop. For more than ten years staff, students, and volunteers have restored the furniture which adorns the guest rooms and common spaces on campus. Furniture restoration provides an opportunity to conserve, use, and acquire skills, and give old pieces new life.

 

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.

"Jesse Alexander, 1992" (Mary DeWitt)

Jesse Alexander, 1992 Painting by Mary DeWitt from the 2015 Pendle Hill exhibit, Creating Freedom

Peaches I by Pete Prown from the 2020 Pendle Hill exhibit, Chasing Stillness

Peaches I by Pete Prown from the 2020 Pendle Hill exhibit, Chasing Stillness

"Northampton I" (Jean Schnell)

Northampton I, 2014 by Jean Schnell from the 2016 Pendle Hill exhibit, Framing the Light

Pendle Hill Chorus

Jackie Coren, Musical DirectorIf you ever wondered if singing in a chorus would be fun, but were nervous about an audition, the Pendle Hill Chorus is for you!

The Pendle Hill Chorus is a community chorus which draws singers from across the tri-state area. Singing since 1993, our repertoire is challenging yet accessible, and includes
sacred and secular music from around the world. All are welcome regardless of musical or choral experience. No audition is required – only a willingness to commit to learning the music and to creating a beautiful sound with one another at weekly rehearsals.

Mindful of the current environment of COVID, we are moving cautiously and positively in the direction of singing together again in person. Our first step is to hold weekly Zoom Sings to reactivate our voices and to prepare several pieces for when way opens for in-person presentation. While the current Zoom technology does not lend itself to successful or satisfying ensemble singing, we will use a format that enables us to be together visually while singing individually – muted with accompanying musical support. As the weather warms up, perhaps we can come together in person to sing outside.

The first Zoom Sing is Wednesday evening, March 16th, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

Please contact us with any questions or to get the Zoom link:

Jackie Coren, director: jackie.coren@gmail.com.
215-292-9204

Volunteer for Pendle Hill’s Arts and Spirituality Program!

We are actively seeking volunteers to support the Arts and Spirituality Program at Pendle Hill. Volunteers can choose to help in many ways and with varying levels of commitment. Please contact Melissa Bennett, Registrar & Volunteer Coordinator, at mbennett@pendlehill.org to sign up! We are seeking help with:

  • Posting Arts and Spirituality Program information at local venues
  • Cleaning and caring for equipment
  • Straightening and re-organizing studio supplies
  • Assisting with inventory of supplies
  • Helping to load the kilns
  • Helping to hang artwork with exhibiting artists
  • Sharpening pencils/weeding out dry markers, paints, glues, etc.
  • More!

Upcoming Arts and Spirituality Program Offerings

For a complete list of upcoming A&S programs, click here.

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