Our UUCWNC congregation says ‘Thank you for your Works of Art’.
Bob Kurowski conceived, designed and built the stunning hand painted window panels in the chancel – flanking the pulpit. At the beginning of services, the panels and images set the stage for worship – a lingering gaze can be inspiring. The images were painted by both Anne Van Blarcom Kurowski and Bob Kurowski. With help from other congregation members including Su-Min Kreitner, all worked together to decide the words and images chosen from among many. The panels were dedicated to the congregation in 2008. Duplicate panels also greet those entering our building.
In January, 2023, the uplifting images came to digital life, as they serve to enhance and enliven this relaunched UUCWNC website. Paul Schreiber, an award-winning photographer, gave his time and talents to this digital project. Paul took pristine photographs of each of the images from the panels in our Sanctuary during the autumn of 2022.
Click to Enjoy their Art: Artist: Anne Van Blarcom Kurowski. Photographer: Paul Schreiber. Musician: Bob Kurowski
Art for you. Please enjoy each image ‘Up Close’ – to see the brushstroke artistry click any image.
Max Feinbloom (6.18.1925 – 8.15.2020) created the exquisite hand carved wooden three panel screen that stands behind the pulpit, and frames the chancel. This triptych affirms the universal nature of beliefs in the symbols of various religious traditions including our own. This artwork is shared by all and is an integral part of any experience in the Sanctuary. Max also created the candle box, in front of the pulpit, which holds the candles that illuminate our congregations’ joys and concerns.