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Maundy Thursday - New Santa Monica Church Invites Community to Free, Artistic Exhibition at Local Gallery

Jeanie Madsen Gallery 1431 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90401
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Unique Visual Arts and Music Celebration of “Ritual and Relationship” To Feature Noted Singer/Songwriter/Musician and “Live” Interactive Painting Thursday, April 17, at Jeanie Madsen Gallery Near Santa Monica Pier WHAT: In celebration of Easter week, Resonate – a new church anchored in Santa Monica and serving the Los Angeles Westside – invites the community to a free arts event focused on the connecting power of rituals in relationship. Titled “Ritual and Relationship: Communion in Everyday Life,” the interactive experience is designed to encourage participants to reflect on their own relationships (with others and God) and the rituals that strengthen those bonds. The exhibition will explore rituals – ranging from formal ceremonies (e.g., weddings, funerals, graduations, etc.) to such informal “habits” as a weekly beach volleyball game, Saturday morning breakfast with a friend or a nightly bedtime story – through a variety of creative media, including visual arts and music. Resonate Lead Pastor David Cobia will talk briefly about the profound meaning of the Christian tradition of “Communion” or “The Lord’s Supper,” connecting it to the art in the room. Communion will be served to those wishing to partake. WHO: The exhibition will feature accomplished musical artist Bob Bennett, who has performed to sold out audiences across the country on the strength of his deeply moving songwriting, masterful guitar work and distinctly resonant singing style. Kate Peper, an accomplished painter and poet who has exhibited in some of California’s finest galleries, will create an interactive painting “live” during the event. The exhibit is being curated by Jeanie Madsen, owner of the Jeanie Madsen Gallery (JMG). JMG, a cutting edge, "outside-the-box" gallery that carries "fresh" and current art, is located on scenic Ocean Avenue overlooking the beach and the iconic Santa Monica Pier. WHEN: Thursday, April 17 (known as “Maundy Thursday” or “Holy Thursday” in the Christian tradition) Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Program begins at 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Jeanie Madsen Gallery 1431 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90401 COST: FREE; open to the public For more information about this event or Resonate Church, please visit