Seeing God 2021 Virtual Exhibit: Duffy, Hovde, and Fleming

Seeing God: An Exhibit of Sacred Art 2021

Enjoy this year's virtual exhibit! We invite you to pause with each image as if you were walking our Gallery at St. Paul’s Monastery and read the artist’s statement about their piece. The rest of the exhibit will be posted on the blog throughout February and March. Please check back regularly to experience the entire Seeing God 2021 Virtual Exhibit. VIEW ALL CURRENTLY PUBLISHED EXHIBIT POSTS.


Weightless Joy

I seek to create images that invite emotional connection and access to the depths of the human spirit. I paint intuitively. Most of the time I begin a painting without any preconceived notion about “how a painting will turn out.” I see painting as a joyful partnership with the universal Creative Spirit that sparks our world. Artwork reveals itself to me as much as I conceive it. Abstract art, by its very nature, offers multiple ways for a painting to be “experienced.” I find that appealing.

Artist Ron Duffy
Acrylic on Canvas   18 x 24

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Praying Hands

When I work with wood, over and over, I am awed by the beauty and wonder of the grain, color, and texture that only God could have created and hidden behind the bland bark of a tree. Combing woods from various places throughout the world tells me that God’s love is naturally everywhere on the planet. My intention is that each piece I create will infuse love into the food prepared or served on a board, as well as into the people who prepare and consume this food. And to the people who view its beauty.

Artist Pete Hovde
White Oak end grain   10.5 x 13.5

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Cross of Light

I enjoy doing stained glass because it's very meditative. It's been especially good to retreat into my work during these turbulent times. This is my favorite piece so far because of the way the light reaches out toward you from the cross. It just seems fitting for our times today.

Artist Bob Fleming
Stained glass   14 x 14

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About this Exhibit

Seeing God: An Exhibit of Sacred Art is virtual for 2021. To continue this important, long-standing exhibit, we are moving it online this year. While the Gallery at St. Paul’s Monastery is not physically open to hang this exhibit, we still need art, especially now. Artists' work will speak to the following questions: What challenges and what blessings are you experiencing as you live and make art now? How are you Seeing God during this unprecedented time? Where are you Seeing God? During this pause in the Benedictine Center programming, this exhibit will provide a much-needed source of inspiration to those who would otherwise come to the monastery. Entries will be posted online throughout February and March. VIEW ALL SEEING GOD 2021 POSTS.

If you are interested in purchasing a work from this exhibit contact Kathy Fleming.

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