St. Philip’s Art Exhibition 2022
Sundays in September
St. Philip’s parishioners will exhibit their artwork in the church sanctuary September 4, 11, 18 and 25. Don’t miss your chance to see professional-level artwork from these talented members of the St. Philip’s community.
The September 4 and 11 exhibitions will include works by Margie Charney, Cathy Kerr, Gary Longo and Gene Underwood. September 18 and 25 will feature works Regina Hoag and others. Look for these artists, with more to be announced soon:
Since childhood I have expressed myself through drawing and many forms of creativity, including needlework. Around 1995, my neighbor introduced me to quilting. I learned the “old-fashioned way” of how to measure, draw and cut the squares that, once assembled, become the blocks that begin expanding into a quilt. My first quilt, a wall hanging, was completely handmade – no sewing machine – including the top-quilted stitch design. Now, most quilts I make are a combination of sewing machine and hand-quilting. I prefer the look of hand-quilting on the top-stitch design. For me, it truly enhances the soul of the artist who has devoted their talent of color choice and block pattern design while thinking of the recipient.
Regina (Muhleisen) Hoag
I showed an affinity for drawing at a very young age, which was encouraged and developed by my father, Carl Muehleisen. I have a BA in Art and English Education from the College of New Jersey, as well as an MBA from Rider University. I studied the traditional Russian technique of writing icons in several workshops with the Prosopon School of Iconology and Iconography, and in workshops at Trinity Church, Princeton. I also enjoy working with pencil, ink and watercolor. I have been a lifelong resident of New Jersey and currently live in Lambertville with my husband, Edward.
Photography is my spiritual discipline. My first published photographs were taken to illustrate my work as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer, but later, as I followed a career path that led to ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church, my intent has shifted from showing what happened to exploring what matters. I’m especially interested in the way light can be a metaphor for spiritual presence in the physical world. My work has been included in juried exhibitions, including the 2022 Phillips Mill Photo Exhibition and the Jack Rosen Commemorative Documentary Photography Exhibition at New Hope Arts until September 5.
I have been interested in art since I won my first award at age 6. Cartooning was always fun for me, and I got to share some of my cartoons on storefront windows. Today I am a retired hair colorist and still enjoy acrylic and oil painting as well as photography as a hobby. Black-and-white photos have always been my favorite.
As soon as I was able to drive, I began haunting art museums everywhere I went. In 2019, after retiring from a career in advertising, I started oil painting lessons. I paint still life subjects that are commonplace objects. I think my work is about stopping time. It asks viewers to pause to look more closely at things often overlooked or taken for granted. I grew up in Woodbourne (Langhorne) and for the past 36 years have lived in Buckingham with my husband, the Bucks County historian Terry McNealy, in an historic home that teaches us to be connoisseurs of crumble.