16 | April 11, 2019 | the tinley Junction faith tinleyjunction.com Faith Briefs Anointed Word International Ministries (16250 84th Ave., Tinley Park) Food Pantry Every Wednesday, the AWIM’s food pantry is open from 9:30-11:30 a.m. For more information regarding qualification of receiving food from food pantry or to become a volunteer at AWIM, contact Kindell Renee’ at kindell@anointedword. net or Joyce Brunson at joyceb@anointedword. net or call (708) 429- 2600. Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Mondays Calvary Baptist Church (17430 94th Ave., Tinley Park) Wednesday Prayer, Bible Study and Sword Club 6:45 p.m. every Wednesday Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m. FUNERAL SERVICES DIRECTORY Kim O’Neil Golob Kelli Hartseil Mores Kelly Furlong Foresman, Secretary 2019 WINNER "BEST FUNERAL HOME" Advertise your Contact the Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Chicago Church of Christ (16530 Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park) Sunday Service 12-1:30 p.m. every week. Faith United Presbyterian Church (6200 167th Street, Tinley Park) Free Community Meal 5:30-6:30 p.m. on third Thursday of every month. Faith Christian Reformed Church (8383 W. 171st St., Tinley Park) It waseasyto decide on cremation. Now, what aboutthe rest of thedecisions? Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Private, On-site Crematory 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. &Harlem) Orland Park, Illinois Family owned for 40 Years colonialchapel.com 708-532-5400 The Cremation Experts. Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. Family Harvest Church (18500 92nd Ave., Tinley Park) Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Spanish services are held in the chapel, while teen services are held in the gym. The Spanish and teen services are only held at 5 p.m. Breakfast is available in the church’s Café, located near the gym, on Sunday mornings from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. funeralservices. 708.326.9170 First Baptist Church of Tinley Park (7025 W. 179th St., Tinley Park) Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Prayer Time 9 a.m. Sundays Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. every Wednesday Senior Luncheon and Fellowship The next event will be held sometime in March. More details to come. St. George Catholic Church (6707 W. 175th St., Tinley Park) Lenten Day of Reflection 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Cahill Center, meeting rooms 2 and 3. The Rev. Brendan will lead attendees on a study of the Liturgy of the Mass and how it is an intimate encounter with the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. St. George Parish Fish Fry 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19. For the COD dinner, adults are $10 and children up to age 10 are $5. The meal includes lightly battered COD, potato wedges, cole slaw, drink and Culver’s custard dessert. There is also the option of a cheese pizza meal for $5. Carry-out is available. Stations of the Cross 1:45 p.m. every Friday during Lent. Holy Thursday Mass 6:30 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord 3 p.m. Living Stations of the Cross 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday 7 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Used Good Donation Drive April 12-14. Do some spring cleaning and help raise funds for St. George School. For more information, call Carrie Dolan at (708) 288-1584. Have something for Faith Briefs? Contact Editor Jacquelyn Schlabach at jacquelyn@tinleyjunction. com or call (708) 326-9170. Information is due by noon on Thursdays one week prior to publication. In Memoriam Joan C. Muller (nee Folkerts) Joan C. Muller, 92, of Tinley Park, died April 1. She is survived by her daughters, Donna Shantz, Linda (Michael) Doff; grandchildren, Amy Shantz, Lisa Shantz, Thomas Shantz, Jennifer Shantz, Sara Doff, Michael Doff; great-grandchildren, Allan, Madison, Grayson; and many nieces and nephews. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email Editor Jacquelyn Schlabach at email@example.com with information about a loved one who was a part of the Tinley Park community.
tinleyjunction.com life & Arts the Tinley Junction | April 11, 2019 | 17 Triumphs and playing cards highlight Vogt exhibit LAURIE FANELLI Freelance Reporter Tinley Park resident Gene Gryniewicz is a self-taught artist twice over. The storyteller, poet and illustrator first learned to draw from comic books. After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2005, he retaught himself everything from colors to perspective to how to hold a pen. Though his style may have evolved in the last 14 years, Gryniewicz’s work continues to represent his lyrical vision of the world with depth, creativity and wonder. On Friday, April 5, the Tinley Park – Park District’s Vogt Visual Arts Center hosted a reception for the Gene Gryniewicz and Playing With a Full Deck Exhibit which features the illustrator’s work along with the artist playing card collections of Liz Cohn of Portland, Oregon and LuEllen Joy Giera of Countryside, Illinois. During the event Gryniewicz showed the evolution of his style before and after his Parkinson’s diagnosis. He explained, at one point, he considered giving up his art, but a Tai Chi master helped him find a new approach to working with his tremors rather than fighting to control them. “I asked ‘how do you stop the dragon?’” Gryniewicz said. “He said, ‘Silly human, don’t force the dragon. Don’t fight the dragon. Let it lead you.’ So, I did. Now, at 3 a.m. I’m drawing. I can draw for five minutes sometimes an hour. Even when the tremors are going, I discovered you can move the paper and let your hand do the running so I draw trees or bushes.” In recent years, Gryniewicz has found inspiration in writing graphic novel style stories – complete with original illustrations – about the adventures of Tinley Park resident Dirk Spence, better known as Mr. D, whose Magic House on Wheels is a fixture at local outdoor events. Gryniewicz has written 12 books on a variety of topics, and he still delights in live storytelling, a talent he shared during the Vogt Center reception. The Playing With a Full Deck portion of the exhibit, further represents the idea that life is what you make of it and we’re all – for better or worse – dealt unique hands in life. Thousands of playing cards, each transformed into individual works of art, comprise the collections of Cohn and Giera. The two women – who have been corresponding by mail for years – met in person for the first time at the reception. “I did a 100-month post card exchange so I got to know her through that,” said Giera. Cohn first developed the idea to create art out of kings, queens and deuces after finding 180 decks of playing cards in her late-father-in-law’s home. “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to do a mail art collaboration with other artists?’” said Cohn. “I started sending them out to people and I’ve sent out to 25 different countries and over 200 different artists have participated.” Each of Cohn’s cards feature upwards of five participants adding artistic elements until it was considered complete by the last artist. If that person thought the card had more potential, they would send it to another artist. Giera took over a branch of the playing card art initiative in 2015 and she now exchanges individual cards – each created by one person – with a network of artists on a monthly basis. “Being on a small scale, it can be something easy to do when you’re between bigger projects. If you can work on something little, you’re keeping your toe in the water and making art. I feel like I have to do a little bit of art all the time,” said Cohn. “And these are so nice to give to people.” In May, the Vogt Visual Arts LuEllen Joy Giera of Countryside poses in front of her Artist Playing Cards collection during the Vogt Visual Arts Center reception on Friday, April 5. PHOTOS BY LAURIE FANELLI/22ND CENTURY MEDIA Gene Gryniewicz poses by some of his artwork inspired by magician Dirk Spence. Center will host its annual School District 146 Exhibit and Gallery Director Julie Dekker is currently accepting artwork for the center’s open show in June, the theme for which is “Man’s Best Friend.” “And that doesn’t necessarily mean dogs,” said Dekker. “I didn’t call it a dog show on purpose because a lot of things can be considered man’s best friend so you can take that anywhere you want.” More information about coming events at the Vogt Visual Arts Center can be found at www. tinleyparkdistrict.org. The Gene Gryniewicz and Playing With a Full Deck Exhibit is on display through the end of April.