Christ Episcopal Church, located at 912 S. Beach Blvd. in Bay St. Louis, will celebrate “Fourth Sunday at Four” this Sunday with a performance by classical guitarist Charles Moore and an exhibition of the works of renowned artist Jorge Lovato.
Fourth Sunday at Four is a visual and performing arts series hosted by the church nine months out of the year to showcase the tremendous talents in our area and share them with the community. The event is free and open to the public.
Jorge Lovato began his career as an artist after serving as a Navy hospital corpsman in Vietnam. His experience there led him to choose a peaceful career. Following his time in the Navy, he returned to Taos, New Mexico, where he observed his mother's fantastic wood carvings. She became his number one teacher. Jorge has now been carving for over 30 years, concentrating on
miniature figures. His religious figures, and groups of animals carved from a small, single piece of wood, may be seen in galleries throughout the United States and in Sydney, Australia.
Jorge is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, and has continued his studies at the Fine Arts Center of New Orleans and at the Art Student's League in New York City.
As a painter, Jorge has great interest in painting city or urban landscapes. In this work he is looking for the human influences upon the landscape. He excels in painting multi-faceted, layered cityscapes — layered in architecture and layered in time.
Since moving to Bay Saint Louis, where he experienced the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, his paintings reflect the more leisured tempo of the Gulf Coast environment.
Charles Moore, a native of New Orleans, is a Creole musician who was born in the famous seventh ward, the birthplace of Jelly Roll Morton. He has recorded with his brother. Deacon John, with Allan Toussaint, Marva Wright, the Wild Magnolias, Cyril Neville, and many others.
Charles is an extremely versatile musician, performing blues, funk, top forty and classical guitar. In December of 2005 he played in a big band performing swing blues for the President and guests at the White House for the Congressional Ball. At the Musicians Village in New Orleans, when playing for the President during the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Charles
and one other musician were honored by being requested to play an encore. Ellis Marsalis, who's Center for Music is the centerpiece of the Musicians Village, has now engaged him as an instructor. Charles has performed throughout the United States and in Europe, opening for and performing with some of the most popular musicians of our time.