Webster Groves Christian Church recently held the opening of its newest art show at The Gallery Within. The work of artist Jim Frederick is currently on display and will be up for the next five weeks.
The event included a short performance by the St. Louis Gateway Men’s Chorus, of which Jim is a member. Also part of the evening were words of thanks from Opal Jones, President and CEO of Doorways. Doorways is an interfaith non-profit organization in St. Louis that provides housing and related supportive services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Jim is one of their residents and, together with the church, is donating a portion of the show’s proceeds to support their vital ministry.
The opening was a smashing success, drawing a large crowd, sharing information about Doorways, celebrating Jim’s talent and spirit, affirming diversity and inclusion, and appearing on the front page of the next day’s Post-Dispatch!
The Gallery Within organizes regular gallery shows throughout the year that celebrate the depth of creativity God has gifted us with. It provides a space for artists who might not otherwise have the opportunity to share their talents.