About St. Luke's Gallery
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Saint Luke's Episcopal Church
17 Oak Avenue
Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Nails in the Wall Gallery: A Ministry of St. Luke's
This permanent, international gallery - a ministry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church - is now in its sixth season, continues a long tradition there of providing a home for the arts. The gallery represents two years of preliminary work by the community of St. Luke's to prepare a direction and mission, ready a gallery ministry committee, determine the optimum location and attend to the many details around beginning a permanent showcase for the visual arts.
One of the questions that arose was the best process to use for actually hanging the work. Various systems were discussed, but one member of the group dismissed most of them out of hand. “Well, what IS the best way as you see it?” the group leader questioned. “NAILS IN THE WALL” was the immediate response! “Excellent,” responded the coordinator, "and that will also be the gallery name!"
The group thought about that for several months, but the longer they considered it, the more the name grew on them. It did have a certain “biblical flavor” . . . and what’s more, that is how the work in St. Luke's Gallery is hung . . . by nails solidly placed in the wall!
We hope you feel welcome here, visit the space regularly, bring friends and allow the work to dialogue with your spirit.