Jim Bongartz

Opening: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 3:00-5:00 pm

Open to all; suggested $5 donation

Join us for the opening of Jim Bongartz’s show Lights on Philly. All artwork is for sale; a percentage of each sale supports the creative arts ministries of St. John’s.

From Mr. Bongartz’s website: Jim Bongartz was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he began studies at Carnegie-Mellon University followed by a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. After moving to the Philadelphia area in 1989, he began a twenty two year career as a full time art teacher for a private, special education, K-12 school in Fort Washington, PA. While teaching, Jim kept a working studio in pursuit of his painting career. One of Jim’s treasured accomplishments was maintaining weekly painting sessions with painter Steve Kennedy for over 15 years. Jim turned to acrylics, painting images inspired from his photography referencing how the camera interprets light, color, motion, and time. Allowing the camera to capture an exploratory moment in travel, play or daily life, Jim transforms the graphic nature of photography to a painterly world with bold color and brushwork.