May 15, 2019

Open Studio

Calling all creatives! Join us in the new Unity Arts Ministry studio at Unity Village for the opportunity to create in spiritual community. Write a poem, paint Kindness Rocks, collage in your Visual Journal, knit a prayer shawl, or finalize the lyrics of your latest song. Bring your own supplies, or use our available supplies for a small fee.

“Open studio at Unity Arts Ministry was a release and grounding I knew I needed, just didn’t know I needed it THAT badly. The efforts put in, personally and professionally, by my friends that make this magic happen, are life changing. They somehow manage to encompass it all with Spirit, realness, compassion, knowing, drive, love, inspiration, and dedication. I love you. Thank you for reminding me to find joy, especially in the messy parts of this journey💞” -A.G. Open Studio Participant

Time: Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Suggested Minimum Love Offering: $5 – $10 (No one turned away for lack of funds.)
Supply Fee: $5 (Optional, for use of UAM’s supplies–includes a variety of mixed media materials, Kindness Rock supplies, brushes, scissors, paper, glue, drawing materials, table top easels, and more.)
Location: Unity Arts Ministry’s studio location is on the 2nd Floor of the Admin Bldg, room 245, at Unity Village. 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, MO. Park at the far end of the bookstore parking lot (across from Hotel). Enter through the door to the left of the tiled overhang.

*Studio may be closed during inclement weather. Please check our FB page event or our website calendar for potential closure announcements.


Hosted By: Shannon Sleeper & Rev. Jen Hutchins

Shannon Sleeper holds a master’s degree in Art Therapy and a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art.  She is co-founder of the Unity Artists Coalition which hosts monthly ArtsForum events on grounds at Unity Village, MO.

A curator of creative possibilities, Shannon brings spiritual ideas and creative resources together.  Her focuses are on how art can nurture kindness and compassionate action in the world and how the arts can be a tool to explore concepts or process responses to ideas, objects, or people.

In addition to serving as the Unity Artist Coalition Events Planner, Shannon is a featured writer for UnityArtsMinistry.org.

Reverend Jeniffer Hutchins is the founding minister of Unity Arts Ministry.  As an artist and ordained Unity minister, her mission is to inspire self-reflection and personal transformation through spiritual principles and the healing power of art.  Rev. Jeniffer presents creative workshops; gives inspirational talks at churches and retreats around the country; and is the host of the series “The Art of You” on New Thought Classics.

She is a featured artist and interviewee in the book Crafting Gratitude: Creating and Celebrating Our Blessings with Hands and Heart by Maggie Oman Shannon.  Jeniffer’s artwork has been represented by galleries in the South East and showcased in solo and juried exhibitions nationally.  She has been featured in City View Magazine and on multiple Unity.fm programs including “Call of Spirit,” “The Creative Spirit,” and “Let’s Talk About It.”

See you in the studio!