Rosemarie Oehler is the founder of Arts for Relief and Missions (ARM), a charitable organization in Illinois. She has documented everyday life in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union through a hundred-plus series of oil paintings that she has used to raise humanitarian aid. The picture behind Monk at the Garden Coffeehouse is an earlier work, entitled "After the Fall." 
The Garden Coffeehouse

The Garden Coffeehouse is the nomadic outreach ministry of the Evanston Vineyard Christian Fellowship. It generally takes place in the parish hall of a hundred-year-old, red sandstone United Methodist church. Promoter Chris Langill transforms a two-story parish hall into an intimate club for the occasion by hauling in backdrops, a stage, stage lighting, a sound system, card tables, and chairs. He offers good coffee, natural juices, and home-baked goodies, along with top-notch artists. 

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