Jack and Ann Dorsey, and Jason and Jenny Dorsey will be presenting a talk on “Fambly*, Faith and Art” at Mulkiteo Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, July 26th for their F3: Food, Fun and Fellowship gathering.

*Fambly is a term coined by author Anne Lammott that encompasses both the beauty and brokenness of family.

We’d love to have any friends in the area join us. Information is below.

 

Blurb for the F3 evening with the Dorseys

The cultural impact of Rev. Jason Dorsey, his father, Jack Dorsey, and their entire family is impressive. It displays a seamless integration of faith, art, and family. In this presentation, Jack and Ann Dorsey will share how they pioneered as artists on Camano Island, and how on Jack’s 70th birthday they first met Jack’s son Jeff and welcomed him into their family. Rev. Jason and Jenny Dorsey will share how they have embraced art and artists in their ministry and in their new venture as owners and directors of Sunnyshore Studio. You will leave the presentation convinced of the relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life, including the life of artists and creatives.

 

Jack and Ann Dorsey

Jack Dorsey is an artist who lives on Camano Island, WA with his wife of 50 years,  Ann Cory Dorsey, granddaughter of the famous illustrator, FY Cory. In 1969, Jack, Ann and their firstborn, six month old Jason, moved to Camano for Jack to pursue a career in art. There they eked out a living and raised their three children: Jason, April and Jed. On his 70th birthday, Jack met his newly discovered son, Jeff, for the first time. The story of Jeff’s discovery and welcome into the family is rich with redemption.

Jack and Ann’s story can be read in the recently published book, Jack Dorsey: Sketch of an Artist. 

Book Cover - March

Jack continues to paint, teach workshops, and keep up on his property on Camano and Leavenworth, WA. Recently Sunnyshore Studio, celebrated his 77th birthday with an Art Retrospective that looked back over his 50 plus years of painting. Sunnyshore Studio will be celebrating the life and legacy of Ann’s grandmother, FY. Cory on the 140th anniversary of her birth in October with the release of a biography and documentary.

Fanny Y. Cory around 1950

Rev. Jason and Jenny Dorsey

Rev. Jason Dorsey, the son of Jack and Ann and Jack, is pastor of Redeemer, a presbyterian church. He has been married to Jenny Wallace Dorsey for 25 years and they have four children: Jacob, Julian, Judah, and Jackie. Jason served as an assistant pastor for five years at Green Lake Presbyterian Church in Seattle, thirteen years as lead pastor of Redeemer (www.redeemerindy.org) in Indianapolis, a large downtown church with a thriving partnership with the arts organization, the Harrison Center for the Arts (www.harrisoncenter.org).

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He returned to Washington to be closer to his mother as she battled cancer. He currently is pastor of Redeemer Redmond (www.Redeemerredmond.org). Jenny is a professional coach for pastor’s wives and church planters wives (http://www.parakaleo.us/our-team/)

portrait 1

Together they built and direct Sunnyshore Studio to showcase the family’s art legacy and to share the beauty of Camano Island with the world (www.sunnyshorestudio.com).

Julian 2

All are welcome to join us for this presentation:

  • Mulkiteo Presbyterian Church: 4514 84th St SW, Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Dinner 6:00pm
  • Presentation: 7:00-8:00pm.
  • More information: http://www.mpclife.com/f3-info/