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Gallery Z features "Fiber Art" from local sourcesby Stephen Scalf
When we think of "artwork," we tend to think in terms of paintings. A visit to Gallery Z on Main Street in Carlisle will remind you that that there are many, many other ways in which we can find artistic expression beyond the two-dimensional canvas.
Although wonderful paintings and photographs by local artists can be found at Gallery Z, owner Louise Zachary invites you to come and browse through the other fine works, such as fiber art - artistic creations from sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, etc.
Particularly fitting for this time of year is a meticulously stitched Christmas quilt by Mona Vice. The festive colors are sure to add to the beauty of your home during the holiday season, while the fine work and the patterns call to mind the treasured memories of country Christmases of our past.
In addition to the Christmas quilt are a variety of other quilts by Mona Vice that can serve you year round, as well as traditional yo-yo quilts by Wanda Vice.
When it comes to fabric art, there is no shortage of gift ideas available at Gallery Z, with scarves by Chloe Smith, and other knitted and crocheted items by Sharon Helphinstein and Joanne Quinn, as well.
Other items include hats, baby blankets, and tatted dailies and table runners.
Gallery Z will be open for your Christmas shopping this Thursday through Saturday, 10-4, and Sunday from about 1:00 p.m. until the parade at 3:00 p.m.
Not only does shopping locally provide you the opportunity to choose truly unique gifts and one-of-a-kind treasures, it helps to foster and support local artists. As an added benefit, from Thursday, Dec. 11 through Sunday, Dec. 14, Gallery Z is offering a 10 percent discount on all items purchased.
As you finish your Christmas shopping this year, be sure to stop by Gallery Z, located at 116 E. Main St.
Faith in the Community
Pastor Rocky Wallace
Carlisle United Methodist Church
Ephesians 5: 1, 2
“Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us…”
The young mother felt led to take her baby daughter to church every time she could, realizing that this was one of the secrets to raising her child in the ways of the Lord. So, she let the little girl tag along to Sunday School, to Vacation Bible School, to mid-week Bible study, to church camp… If Mom was in church, so was her little one. Soon, the mother volunteered to work with the church youth group. And, sure enough, her daughter was there with her for those various events, trips, and fundraisers.
One Sunday morning, the child, while at the altar - taking Communion with her family (only about two years old, and just learning to talk), was heard to say, “Mommy, I like taking ‘community’.”
When this true story was relayed to the pastor, he smiled, and thought to himself, “Theologically, the kid is way ahead—beyond her years.”
Jesus reminds us that the simplicity, innocence, and faith of a child is the essence of the Kingdom of Heaven. The Christian movement often gets caught up in complicated adult interpretations of a Gospel that is so amazing, so eternal, yet so basic—a child can often understand it, explain it, and live it—with an authenticity adults find hard to duplicate.
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Carlisle, KY 40311
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