Opening reception for Fruit of the Spirit: A Community Art and Photography Show

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

River Community Church is hosting a community art show with photos and paintings from area artists related to the theme "Fruit of the Spirit." The opening reception will be, from 3-4:30 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the church (36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville). This family friendly event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, and there will be live demonstrations by artists Lin Bumgardner and Katie Hartzog.

The show will be judged by the attendees (People's Choice) for Best Painting and for Best Photo, and the top three entries in each category will receive ribbons. Artists used the Apostle Paul's letter to the Galatians as inspiration: "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." (Galatians 5:22-23, English Standard Version)

The exhibit will be on display from Oct. 28 to Nov. 18. Viewing will be on Sundays, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and also by appointment (contact Katie Hartzog at to make an appointment).