Dual Perspectives on the Prayer of Saint Francis

Artwork by Beth Mahy & Elisabeth Schalij

Elisabeth Schlalij

Elisabeth emigrated from her native Holland to New York City in the 1960s and worked for the Dutch Consulate, which led to permanent residency. While in NYC, Elizabeth took art classes and co-founded Punchinello’s Puppet Theater. She traveled across the country visiting Native American sites which led to developing programs for the Children’s Museum of Native America. A resident of Duncanville, TX for decades now, she has been painting, writing and illustrating books, winning art competitions and showcasing her beautiful work.

Beth Mahy

Beth is a native of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Her love of art began at age eleven when she drew Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck cartoons. She loved to carry her canvases across a bridge over the Fox River. Her father told her that if she were blown into the water, her canvases would make a life-raft. As a college student, she participated in art shows and was part of a five person team who had the first undergraduate art studio at the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh. Beth’s art-related jobs from display artist, sign maker, art teacher, quilt maker, floral arranger, paste-up artist, and seamstress influenced her aesthetic. After falling ill from sewing she pursued her love of painting. Beth’s art has graced the walls of public venues to galleries in France and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

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Artreach Gallery

The ArtReach Gallery graces the walls of Watson Hall at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church and is the work of the Visual Arts Committee of LLUMC and is sponsored by the Lovers Lane Foundation. All artwork is for sale unless otherwise indicated. Purchase prices are available upon request.  A portion (25%) of all sale proceeds benefits the Lovers Lane Foundation.

Visual Arts Committee

We are always looking for artists or individuals with an interest in art to serve on or Visual Arts Committee.   Let us know if you would be interested  —  we would love to talk to you about it!  Serving on this committee is a great way to serve the art community and Lovers Lane United Methodist Church and its Foundation

To volunteer for our Visual Arts Committee, contact  Marilyn Eitzen-Jones or Margaret Mall

Marilyn Jones: meitzenjones@att.net | 214-350-4205

Margaret Mall: margaret@calligraphyartstudio.com | 214.794.9355

Purchase Information

Contact Paul Ditto at 214-706-9561 or email ArtReach@llumc.org

  • Art Exhibit:
  • Reception:
  • Feb. 6 – Apr. 20
  • Sunday, Mar. 29
    12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Watson Hall
    Music & Food