Free Classical Pianist and Flutist Concert - April 13

Saturday April 13th at 3 PM 

Join us for an hour of fellowship and beautiful music featuring classical pianist Lira Makarova along with accomplished flautist Renée Bond.  The program will include selections for piano and flute with influences of Russian and European traditions.

Ms. Makarova is a native of Russia who began studying piano at the age of 5 earning her Masters in Piano performace at the age of 18 from Kazan State University in Russia.  She has been a U.S. Citizen since moving to Tucson in 1997.

Ms. Bond is a concert artist who has performed in 12 countries including Carnegie Hall in the U.S. She earned her Doctorate of Music Performance from the University of Arizona where she currently teaches.

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Spring Art Series

This spring, come and learn about Faith and Art.

Sunday events after the 10:30am worship (around 12noon) for families and kids. Pot-luck lunch, art lessons, and creative activities for all ages.

Mid-week seminars and workshops from professional artists in the community for adults.

A live graffiti art show.

Art show by the Lord of Grace preschool kids, with fundraiser lunch.

See below for specific dates and times.

All events are completely free and open to the public. Bring your self, your kids, and enjoy some great art, make something yourself, or learn about how artists have found a deeper faith through their creative work.

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March 5, 6:30pm

Art workshop and talk with Lutheran artist Barb Mulleneaux.

Barb is a lifelong Lutheran and former director of Art for Heart at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Oro Valley. She runs her own business, Barbara Mulleneaux LLC, selling paintings and teaching lessons. Her specialties are plein air painting and pallet knife.

March 10, 12noon

All family art activity, pot luck - Guest Artist Nancy Bautzmann.

A career painter of extreme-realism, graphic artist, former president of the Pittsburgh Art League, and instructor in children’s art programs, Nancy brings her perspective on faith and art to Lord of Grace. Join her March 10th at 12noon for interactive workshop, art activities for children and adults, and stories of creativity, art, and faith. 

March 31, 12noon

All family art activity, pot luck , graffiti artists  Michael Schultz, Ray Encinas, others

- Live graffiti art show

Michael Schultz is a veteran urban and graffiti artist in Tucson, having worked in spray paint for years with tagging and murals. He is currently one of the leaders of Open Space Church – a new church plant of the ELCA in mid-town Tucson with an outreach to urban young adults and artists. His works have been featured on San Juan Bautista Lutheran Church in Tucson, Reformation Lutheran Church in Las Vegas, and is a regular contributor to the Tucson Hip Hop Festival.

April 2, 6:30pm

Art workshop by urban and graffiti artist Michael Schultz of Open Space Church in Tucson

April 7, 12noon

Kids’ Art Show by Lord of Grace Preschool – Lunch

See art made by the kids at the Lord of Grace preschool showcased in the fellowship hall. Come to the 10:30am contemporary service and hear them sing in worship, and stay after for a fund-raiser lunch hosted by the preschool teachers.

April 28, 12noon

All family art activity pot luck with Guest artist Roger Pierce

Pastor Roger spent twenty years in the Navy Chaplain Corps, then four years as a hospice chaplain with Carondelet Health Care System here in Tucson.  He has served churches in Texas, the Community Church at SaddleBrooke and Resurrection Church at SaddleBrooke.   Roger and his wife, Sue, have three children, one of whom lives in Oro Valley.  He enjoys volunteering Nash Elementary School, writing, and visiting grandchildren in Virginia, Oregon, and locally.  The Bucket List isn’t very long, but includes becoming more consistent in writing for his blogsite, and taking more photography hikes in the Catalinas

May 2, 6:30pm

Art workshop by  Roger Pierce

More information on specific days is coming.