Times-Standard Newspaper, Eureka, California
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Where Art and Faith Intersect
Penny Fregeau, a local artist and director of women’s ministry and counseling at Hydesville Community Church, paints on a 5-foot-by-6-foot canvas during an Easter worship service held at Fortuna High School on Easter Sunday. Fregeau completed the entire canvas during the two-hour service, during which there was also a worship band and choir performing, followed by the preaching of the Rev. Michael Delamarian III. Fregeau is also involved in the creative arts through the church in skit productions and other areas of creative endeavor, and said her roots in art help her to communicate her faith. “The North Coast’s pristine natural beauty and the slower-paced lifestyle provide fertile soil in which the creative spirit can grow”, she said. Fregeau is organizing a “High Tea and Arts & Crafts Program and Show” that will feature other people’s creative talents, to be held at 3 p.m. April 26th at the Ferndale Community Center. Individuals from the church’s women’s ministry will share paintings, sculptures,photographs, quilts, embroidery and more in this community-oriented show. In addition, a “high tea” will be served. Fregeau will speak on the intersection of art and faith. The public is invited. Tickets are a $10 donation and are available through Hydesville Community Church at 3296 State Route 36 in Hydesville, or call the church office at 768-3767 for more information.