The Painted Word May 12, 2017 News From the Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Forth Worth: Sunday, May 14, at 11:30 am worship, Meharg will be at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, painting during the sermon preached by the Rev. Tracie Middleton. Deacon Middleton will preach on the theme of Living Stones, from the Bible readings for the day: Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16, 1 Peter 2:2-10, and John 14:1-14. This is a new experience for Middleton, who hopes that people will see the Bible points from a new, different point of view through art created simultaneously with stories and reflections on Scripture. Everyone is invited to this unique worship experience. Saturday, June 3, at 6 pm, Meharg will show paintings and share her experiences and inspiration at Art at St. Martin’s at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church and School in Keller. St. Martin’s hosts quarterly art shows featuring local artists, inviting all to see art, speak with artists, learn about their creative process and their unique creations. It’s a great opportunity to share a social evening with beverages and nibbles and understand art through the artist’s eyes. Everyone is invited to come to the art reception for fellowship and to unlock the creative side of their brains. … Gwen shares this about her art: I utilize abstraction to paint contemplative landscapes of hope. Abstraction hints and tugs at memory. Abstraction dances around the edge of story. Good stories are true. The stories we tell define who we are. My contemporary abstract paintings provide a safe place, a sacred space, for stories to unfold. A moment is captured in pigment and suspended in time. Each painting is an exploration of what has been, what is, and what might be. Each layer influences, but no single layer determines, the final result. Each painting is a declaration that beauty is possible. Each painting is a declaration of hope.