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WareARTS Begins Spring Season with “Glittering” Success

The WareARTS: Where Art Meets Faith Spring Season got off to a wonderful start.  Sunday, February 21, over 20 people gathered in the Parish Hall with George Cloyed, Master Silversmith at Colonial Williamsburg, to learn about all things silver.  George shared with the group general information about silver and working with silver.  Also, he explored the various examples of Colonial Church Silver that he had worked with or had been associated with ranging from an early 18th Century set made in Colonial Williamsburg for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Edenton, NC, to various communion sets in Virginia including our very own communion silver that was made in London c.1649. George also demonstrated working with silver and set up a beautiful display of silver items he has crafted over the years.

Previous programs

More Music with Michael Monaco

Our Minister of Music and Organist, Michael Monaco, offered a concert in the church on May 22.

Precious Metals with George Cloyed

The Spring Season of WareARTS launched on Sunday, February 21, at 2:00 p.m.  We were joined by George Cloyed, Master Silversmith at Colonial Williamsburg.  Mr. Cloyed explored the intricate and beautiful art of working with precious metals with special attention given to techniques and tools of the 18th Century.

Faith and A Christmas Carol with Readers of Charles Dickens

The December literary WareARTS: Where Art Meets Faith featured a dramatic reading of selections from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol interlaced with Theological Reflection (December 20).

Culinary Arts with Melissa Blank

Ms. Melissa Blank led an exploration of the rich culinary history of the 18th century and a celebration of the Thanksgiving Season with  desserts from the Colonial Period and, most importantly, samples of some confections (November 22).

Music with Michael Monaco

An afternoon of music and reflection.  Our Music Minister, Mr. Monaco, the keyboardist for the Governor's Musick at Colonial Williamsburg, and the Ware Church Cassavant-Freres organ harmoniously enlivened the soul and soothed the ear (October 18). 

The Visual Arts with Maynard Nichols

Local artist and Ware Church parishioner Maynard Nichols explored selections of his artwork.  Dr. Nichols has worked  with local poets to connect poetry and the visual arts (September 20).