Art at Christ the King
The history of Christ’s Church has included fine art, from the building and furnishing of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, through the times of common illiteracy when fine art served to tell the great stories in the Bible, and remind worshippers of the holiness of God and principles of our faith. Beautiful art bears witness to the Author of all things good and beautiful. It need not always be religious in theme. But it should always be excellent, the best effort of the artist.
Johann Sebastian Bach signed the music he composed with the letters SDG for soli Deo gloria, which means “To the glory of God alone.” Bach also wrote that “the aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” The same applies to the art with which we decorate the walls of our church.
Christ the King Presbyterian Church is pleased to showcase the art of one of our ruling elders, David Fickett. David is a classical impressionist, and a protégé of master painter Aleksander Titovets, and a member of the Classical Impressionists of El Paso. Acknowledging that his talent is a gift from God, his desire is to honor and glorify God and his creation with his work. We are also pleased to display the art of Lynn Leland and Rami Scully, who are also members of our church.
The collection can be viewed Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, or at other times by calling the church office at 915-585-2264. Most of the paintings are available for purchase with half of the proceeds going to the ministry of the church.
You can learn more about David and his art by visiting his website.