Burning Bush Art Gallery

In its history, art was crucial in the spiritual education and development of early Christians. Art played a pivotal role in communicating theological interpretations to inspire music, spiritual development and acts of compassion. Gary United Methodist Church has embraced art as a medium for understanding, dialogue and spiritual growth. Towards that end, we have established the Burning Bush Gallery. The Gallery is located in the "Wesley Center," the white house next to the church at 216 N. Main St.

Visual Arts

Cosmic Blueprint: Archetypes in Contemporary Art
Images by over 30 national artists in a large range of media from fashion through film, painting through prints, interpreting archetypes relevant to today's culture. Curated by Jennifer Hereth, Professor Emeritus, College of DuPage. The exhibit will run from Sunday, October 6 through Sunday, October 27.

Road to Freedom: A Photography Exhibit of the Chicago Civil Rights Movement 
Along with ArtDuPage month, the gallery is hosting this show by Bernard J. Kleina who has been credited as the first photographer to capture Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. using color photography. Mr. Kleina will give a talk about his work and experiences. Sunday, October 20, 1–4 p.m.


Gallery Hours Sundays, 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., or by appointment, (708) 705-8669.

Acorn Coffeehouse

Enjoy an evening of live music with international and regionally renowned artists in an exciting music and storytelling venue. Show admission is $10. Reservations encouraged by visiting acorncoffeehouse.com. Acorn performances are the second Saturday of the month at 7:30 p.m. with doors open at 7 p.m.

October 12: Joe Filisko & Eric Noden
November 9: Mark Dvorak
December 14: Megan Wells

Drum Circle: Drum circles are a great way to release energy and have fun. All levels welcomed; no experience necessary. Bring a hand drum or play the ones provided. Free – donations appreciated Third Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m.

Light Gathering: Consistently one of the most popular booths at TheosoFest, Sukyo Mahikari brings "The Light" to Wheaton. Come experience the Light, a positive spiritual energy radiated from the hand. Relax and rejuvenate your spirit, as the energy brings about positive changes in spirit, mind, and body. Drop in anytime between 7 and 9 p.m.. Sessions last from 10-40 minutes depending on number of people. There is never a charge or fee for the Light. Fourth Wednesdays of the month

Poets, Writers, Storytellers, Song writers, Musicians - Open Mic Nite: The Burning Bush Gallery will host an open mic night on the third Saturday of every month. Join us for a lively evening filled with poetry, music, and storytelling. Third Saturday of the month, 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7

Conversation Salon: Join the Academy of European Arts and Culture in a lively and in-depth conversation of esoteric topics.
Monday, September 9, 7:30 p.m.


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