Sunday, January 7, 2018

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
"Gooz's One Hit Wonder" by Kristy Quinn in "Wisdom & Wit" opening at Indiana Interchurch Center on Friday, January 12, 2018
How often do you have fun while celebrating your faith? The work of Indiana artist Kristy Quinn deploys whimsy and wonder to create clay and plaster works that reflect both her spiritual and artistic interests. Her upcoming show in Indianapolis was much talked about during this past weekend’s get together with friends to celebrate the end of the 12-days of Christmas. We were two Baptists, two Congregationalists, two Lutherans, two Methodists, an Evangelical and a Roman Catholic celebrating over bourbon, Tanqueray, and Champagne in an evening of wit and wonder. We’ll all get together again this coming Friday night, January 12 at Indiana Interchurch Center in Indianapolis for Kristy Quinn’s new solo show, “Wit & Wisdom” at Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 W. 42nd Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.  Come join us!
Eleven friends gathered for 3 Kings Party on January 6th and holding an ornament they've each removed from the Christmas tree at the home of Ernest & Gregory Disney-Britton (Ted Given's was present too but not in photo). Top Left: Rev. Joshua Burkholder, Rev. Jackie Jackson, Donald Bievenour, Ernest Disney-Britton. Bottom Left: Greg Disney-Britton, Ginger Bievenour, Rev. Carolyn Burkholder (holding Xavier Burkholder), Tracy Robinson, and Tina Sherrard
King's Cake from Taylor Bakery was the featured dessert of the Three Kings Day Party at the home of Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton. The cake is made of Danish dought including a lot of cinnamn and a touch of netmet. The dough is braided to represent three Kings into a ring (to represent the King's Crown). Then the cake is glazed and covered with the three royal colors; purple for "Faith", Green for "Justice" and Gold for "Power".
The baby represents Jesus Christ. Tradition has it that the figure is baked into the cake, and when Rev. Carolyn Burkholder found the baby she was named King/Queen of the night and as such, she was the first to remove an ornament from the Christmas tree at the end of the Disney-Britton's Three King's Day Party. 
Gregory Disney-Britton stands next to his collection of Christmas ornaments at the home of Ernest & Gregory Disney-Britton in Indianapolis, Indiana
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