Saturday, September 16, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Parish Hall

Please join us for a reception and demonstration by this talented artist. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served in the Parish Hall.

We are thrilled to be able to showcase his art at St. John’s. 

John Erwin has been painting and sketching in Arizona since moving here from Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Arizona State University, John became an elementary school teacher. He has taken classes with Diane Maxie and Dick Phillips and has painted with artists such as Robert E. Wood and Milford Zornes. John now teaches painting and sketching at the Shemer Art Center in Phoenix. John Erwin has exhibited his paintings in many group shows including The Shemer Art Center, The Fountain Hills Community Center, Phoenix University Club, Foothills Community Center, and Scottsdale Artists’ School. He has won many awards including a first place in watercolor at the Arizona State Fair. His sketches will soon be in an international exchange show with Scottsdale’s sister city, Cairns Australia. He recently won Best of Show at the Contemporary Watercolorists’ of Arizona Spring show at the Shemer Art Center. John is a juried member of the Arizona Artist’s Guild, Arizona Watercolor Society, and the Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona. He help found the critique group Pinnacle Peak Critiquers and is a member of the 22 X 30 Critique Group. John is teaching classes, conducting workshops and doing demonstrations for artorganizations. He also enjoys teaching lively wine and watercolor classes. He teaches many styles of painting and accepts challenges from his students to explore new techniques and themes.

Artist’s Statement: Each painting begins with an idea of shape, design, color, and patterns. As the painting evolves it takes on its own direction. The artist must constantly “listen” to the painting and work with the challenges the painting presents. The joy of painting is letting the process lead you on a journey of exploration. You never know what the final image will be until you arrive at your destination!

Faith Through the Arts is Proud to Present Our Next Art Opening and Exhibit by John Erwin