1750 ARTS

About 1750 Arts

1750 Arts is a new ministry at Idlewild whose vision is to provide opportunities grounded in our Divine Creator which stir imagination, provoke wonder, form faith, and invite transformation.

Embedded in A Vision of Idlewild is the phrase “…music, poetry and art flourish (here) in gratitude to our Creator….” This gratitude will be on display as we deck our halls with Idlewild history and works from within the congregation’s wellspring of artistic talent. Displays will aim to inform and inspire, evoke and provoke, and delight and invite viewers to sense Idlewild’s tradition of welcome and the depth of interest within this community to learn more about matters of faith.

Pottery Studio

Jones Building, 225E, Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Donations are appreciated to cover the cost of supplies. 
Facilitator Amanda Kohr: amanda.kohr@gmail.com.

Click on a date below to sign up! 

May 4th

May 11th

May 18th

May 25th

June 1st

Oxford Trip-Art Museum

1750 Arts- May 15 Class Offerings!

Mono Printing

Come and explore the possibilities of mono printing through gelatin plates. This is a soft, sticky surface which is reusable after acrylic paint is applied with a printing brayer. We will use found objects and stencils which can be layered to create a unique print. Experimentation is the key to success! Feel free to bring your own stencils or found objects that can be pressed into the plate. Examples of found objects include bubble wrap, plastic net from produce, or lacey fabric you no longer want. Art smocks are recommended.

Documentary and Pottery

Come create while watching the documentary, M.C. Richards: Fire Within. The documentary is an adventure in discovering the source of our own creativity told through the life of Mary Caroline Richards.

Past Shows

2021 Art Show- Meditating on Water

Click here to view the incredible work our artistic congregants did!

Threshold of Abundance Exhibit

Spring of 2020, 1750 Arts exhibited Threshold of Abundance by Amanda Kohr. Read the artist statement and view the price list


You may have noticed the art installations around the Jones Building.

Wilderness Exhibit 2020

On the third floor of the Jones Building you will find the Wilderness exhibit for Lent. This exhibit opened on Wednesday, February 26 at 5:45 p.m. Art in this collection is available for sale and 30% of the proceeds will go to 1750 Arts. Cash or check accepted at the Jones Building reception area.

Watch our virtual tour below.

1750 Arts Committee

The success of this ministry is dependent on congregational participation. If you are interested in serving on the 1750 Arts committee, please contact Anne Bradley Thomas. The committee will meet three times a year and help support the programs and ministry of 1750 Arts.