Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Help needed to take Street Art to Thailand

Updated news from Ascribing Artist Michael Aaron Williams!  Michael is taking his street art to Thailand and hopefully to a few more Asian areas and he needs our help. His trip through this new way of funding in which people help fund his project and get his artwork in return. Check out the link and help if you can:

Also, check out his website at

Michael Aaron Williams
Phone: 865-719-6307

Sunday, February 5, 2012

March: Ascribing Artists Exhibit at Huntsville Art League

Ascribing Artists Exhibit: Visiting Artists

Huntsville Art League, 3005 L&N Dr. Suite 2, Huntsville, AL 35801

Exhibit March 2012. Reception March 2, 5:30-8:30PM

Participating Artists:

Lynn Weatherford
Jane Blevins
Leslie Brasher
Rita Campbell
Kala Beaver
Deborah Taylor
Jackie Segars
Judy Hardwick
Vicki Garner
Amanda Brown
Teresa Batchelor
Johanna Littleton
Gina Hurst
John Stout

The Ascribing Artists is a creative ministry bringing together visual artists who wish to "Ascribe to the Lord the Glory due His name." Ascribing Artists recognize that anything they do pales in comparison to the Glory of the Lord. The Ascribing Artists ministry is inspired by Psalm 29:1, 2 we are to be "A Reflection of His Glory" in all that we do. As a part of this creative ministry, Ascribing Artists is an avenue to bring together artists with this same belief and offer a creative outlet for artists who "Ascribe to the LORD."

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

City Intercessors: February Prayer for the Arts in the Huntsville, AL community

Just a brief explanation of what Mission Huntsville's City Intercessors are doing and an invitation to join in our prayer gathering this coming Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.

Our group is made up of intercessors from various denominations who have a heart to see God's Kingdom come and His will be done in Huntsville/Madison County. Many Christians have been faithfully praying through the years, but this specific group has been meeting for about 2 years. Our strategy is to pray concerning what we call the 7 Mountains (7 mind-molders of culture) which are the Family, Church, Government, Education, Business, Media, Arts and Entertainment. We bless Christians working and influencing each of these spheres of culture and pray for Godly, Kingdom-minded leaders to rise to the top. We pray for each of the "mountains" using a daily prayer calendar (see Feb. 2012 attached) and meet once a month to pray together. Started out meeting in different churches, but have now moved outside the four walls and love how effective it is to pray on-site with guests who represent that particular mountain.

So this month we are praying over the mountain of Arts and Entertainment. Allison Dillon-Jauken has graciously welcomed us to come to The Arts Council office at the Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe St. Suite #2, Huntsville, AL 35801. You are welcome to come pray with us from 6 - 7pm. We'll be praying positive, Scripture-based requests that God release His love and glory through the artists of our city.

Connie Oakley
Servant Administrator

Mission Huntsville is a city-reaching initiative birthed out of the Greater Huntsville Pastors Prayer Summit movement that serves as a free resource to the Christian community to help fascilitate area-wide ministry, enable specific areas of strategic focus, and to help serve, support, communicate, coordinate, and mobilize area ministry efforts and community initiatives.

May the LORD open the heavens over Huntsville!

Featured Artist: Scott Phillips

 CF Martin guitar shuttle model..placed in their museum next to the first american guitar in space exhibit.

 Scott with models celebrating the 20th aniversary of the launch of( STS-1) with the first crew....John Young and Bob Crippen.

 Scott on Launch Pad with the final Shuttle (STS-135) with his autographed shuttle model.

Scott with his award winning mantel clock....autographed by the STS-125 Hubble repair team

Featured Artist: Scott Phillips

Scott was born in Bryan, Ohio in 1959. As a young child, Scott loved to work with his hands. He loved to tinker, repair, and build things. Even though he lacked training and sophisticated tools he always had a passion for woodworking.  He felted energized when he could figure out a solution to a problem. Give him an idea and somehow he made it happen. He was blessed with a rich inner life, self-discipline, and the tenacity to create art out of little to nothing.

Scott’s family moved to Huntsville, Alabama in 1977. At the age of 19, Scott began working on the Space Shuttle Program during its infancy. Both woodworking and the Space Shuttle are in his blood. He has been quoted as saying, “I love working with wood, particularly exotic hard words, and I love the Shuttle.” It is evident in his workshop—his museum—where he has pictures, plaques and models all devoted to his hobby and career. Scott recently retired after working 33 years on the Space Shuttle Program.

Scott’s inspiration comes from nature. When most people look at trees, they see bark, leaves and branches. He sees beyond that to the characteristics of each type of wood and sees what it will look like when it is blended with other types of wood.  All wood goes beautifully together—nature made them that way. Scott gets a real kick out of seeing all the colors come to life when he applies the finishing touches to a model.  He crafts the one-of-a-kind shuttle art pieces out of exotic woods for astronauts, NASA personnel, and other space and woodworking enthusiasts. Each model is thoroughly documented to ensure he doesn’t build the same model twice. Many of his models are dedicated to missions and signed by the astronauts who flew on that mission. 

Scott is currently working on his book, Remove Before Flight, which is scheduled to be released in 2012. He is an aerospace patent holder, musician, songwriter, space historian, space memorabilia collector, and a member of the CollectSpace website community.  Scott lives in Harvest, Alabama with his wife, Dianne, and their two sons, Christian and Tyler.

Scott’s guiding principle is Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Featured Artist: Teresa Batchelor

Artist statement: Teresa Batchelor

Art and design is not right or wrong, it reflects the taste of each individual that creates it and those that view it.

Favorite bible verse:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13