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"Shekinah"

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"Shekinah"
a Painting Memorial to
Joyce Squires Mitchell
(February 1, 1930 - February 3, 2007)


(Note: this painting is located in the Gathering Space
on the wall adjacent to the doors into the narthex.)

I first met Joyce when she joined the choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Falls Church, Virginia; I was Choirmaster.  We were married five years later.

My profession was music; performer, conductor and teacher, and music for worship played a large part in our lives.  In deciding on a memorial for Joyce, I remembered my impression of the 150th Psalm in the Israel Lounge of the J. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  That along with my own experience with instrumental music, both ancient and contemporary, led me to commissioning this painting.  I met with the pastor, president of the congregation and head of the Arts Committee, and my project was approved.

I phoned Beverly Macy, an artist in Homer, Alaska, who was Joyce's cousin.  After explaining what I wanted, I sent her many pages of research material on old instruments, etc....much of which friend Rabbi Daniel Weiner sent to me.

After many consulting phone calls, Beverly fully understood my goal and created this marvelous tribute to her cousin.

My second inspiration for choosing this medium was recognizing the importance that music plays in the life of this congregation; and old timers tell me it has always been so.  So it is with great joy for me to have this painting given to the people of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

Gil Mitchell
4 March 2008  

"Shekinah"
(His Glory)
Description of Painting from top to bottom

LEFT SIDE

  • Moses was instructed by God, Numbers 10, to call the assembly by blowing either one silver trumpet "tegi՝a" (a simple blowing), or together "teru՝ah" (a sounding of an alarm)
  • David blowing the Shofar
  • Modern Flute, Clarinet, Ancient Trumpet
  • Banjo
  • Palestinian Shepherd's Pipe
  • Timbrel
  • David's Harp was a "kinnor".  The first musical instrument mentioned in the bible, Genesis 4:21, was the Harp and Flute.  David's was made of cypress wood.
  • Cymbals
  • Ancient Ram Horn
  • Joyce Mitchell's Guitar
  • Ancient Trumpet
     
  • Gilbert Mitchell's Trumpet
  • Tuba

     
  • 1 Chronicles 15:16 David formed a Levite Orchestra and Choir.  Consisting of 4,000 instruments to supply musicians for the Holy Temple

     
  • Ancient Harp
  • A Bedouin Harp
RIGHT SIDE
  • SHOFAR
  • A Ram's Horn, the Trumpet of Ancient Israel
  • Gilbert h. Mitchell's Trumpet
     
  • Miriam-elder, sister of Moses and Aaron, sang and danced with joy in triumph at the crossing of the Red Sea.

     
  • Timbrel, Exodus 15:20, and Miriam took a timbrel in her hand.
  • Harp
     
  • Elamite Musicians with harps and double pipes relief.
     
  • Ancient Horn
     
  • Lyre
  • Violin
     
  • Double Pipes
  • Eastern Cymbals
  • French Horn
  • Howard Hedge's Trombone
  • Ancient Trumpets made of copper and silver

     
  • An Ancient Harp "Nevel"
     
  • An Assyrian Musicians Relief

 
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