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Single Purpose April

We are so excited for our April event! 

As well as our usual dinner and worship, we will be joined by world-renowned artist and calligrapher Timothy Botts. Although some of you may not recognize his name, I am sure you will recognize his work. You can see some examples here:

Here's the really cool stuff --> Not only will Tim be sharing his story of faith and talking about how faith and art weave together, he will also do a live performance; creating a calligraphy work of art live, for us, right on stage. And not only that, he will also be leading us in a creative art project at our own tables! 

So come prepared to create! 

This will be a truly unique evening and I don't want you to miss it. 

Mark it on your calendars today, and invite as many friends as you want!


For those of you who love more information, here's Tim's full bio:

The work of Timothy R. Botts reaches back to letterforms as old as first century and combines contemporary graphic design principles with them in order to express the meaning of great words. He is interested in interweaving background, text and image so that they become one. He is always trying to strike a balance between visual expression and a degree of legibility with the goal  of giving a face to that which is spirit.

Tim Botts has a BFA in graphic design from Carnegie-Mellon University during which time he apprenticed in calligraphy with Arnold Bank. He spent three years in Japan teaching conversational English and was influenced by the rich tradition of their brush writing. 

  He designed more than 600 books for Tyndale House Publishers over 40 years until his retirement in 2012. Ten books of his own work are published, including Doorposts, Messiah, and a Bible illustrated in his calligraphy.

  He is a part time instructor with College of DuPage and has taught workshops internationally. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Newberry Library.  His newest body of work, based on African American spirituals, was published in 2011 as a book entitled Bound for Glory.

  Together with friends, he helped form Masterpiece Ministries in 1995, an outreach to high school students in the arts and is currently their artistic director.

  He and his wife Nancy are the parents of three grown children and thirteen grandchildren.

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  • Carolyn W.

    Absolutely wonderful

    April 14, 2014

  • Karen

    The whole program was really good. This was my second time seeing Tim Botts, and I think it was even more enjoyable this time. I loved having the opportunity to create my own piece.

    What a treat to hear Candy sing! I hope we will get to hear her often.

    Thanks to those who prepared such a great meal.

    Happy Easter everyone.

    1 · April 13, 2014

    • Karen

      Thanks Candy, hope to see you and hear you again soon.

      April 14, 2014

  • Sandi T.

    Wonderful Christian artist Tim Botts demonstration and testimony ! Enjoyed fellowship and dinner !

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Laura P.

    My son was sick with the flu and I could not attend. Darn! Amazing how there is always something!!

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Mary

    Great fellowship, Great food. Great artistic expression of God's word,,,

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • Joe j.

    Enjoy group activities write Bible verses

    April 11, 2014

  • Carole

    What a fabulous time this was listening to this artist and watching him create right in front of us. Amazing applications of God's Word using the gift of lettering and composition. It was fun creating our own as well! Great time. Thank you to all who were responsible for putting it together. Looking forward to next month already.

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • Gigi

    Oh how I wish I could attend Fridays event. Would love to hear his talk on how faith and art weave together. Enjoy!

    1 · April 10, 2014

  • Shelly

    Disappointed that I can not make this one as I will be out of town. Had a great time at the last one and am looking forward to the next meeting!

    March 31, 2014

    • Suzanne

      Hi Shelly, sorry that I'll miss you this month at the meetup. It was nice getting to know you a little. Hope to see you again at the next one!

      April 1, 2014

  • Dr. Anna Maria M.

    Hi Im looking forward to the presentation and meeting some new friends

    1 · March 31, 2014

  • Laura P.

    I'm excited to go!!

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Nydia C.

    I'm new to your from Ginger Creek Church in Aurora.

    1 · March 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Welcome Nydia! So glad you can join us. Invite some friends to come with you - it's going to be a fun night!

      March 27, 2014

  • Nydia C.

    Looking forward to this message.

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Karen

    I have seen him give a similar presentation before. It was very good.

    4 · March 26, 2014

  • Carole

    I am so excited to hear Mr. Botts speak and share his talent with us. I also look forward to creating my own piece of art!

    1 · March 26, 2014

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