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.
Scallop Shell on the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James)
I walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain a couple of years ago to photograph the pilgrims as well as the sights along the trail. The pilgrims typically walk alone. Being alone without usual comforts creates experiences of spirituality and isolation, similar to our pandemic experience today. Reliving the memories along the trail were soothing, familiar God moments for me during this pandemic. This scallop shell on a country gate signifies that the pilgrim is on the right path to the end of the trail.
Artist Cynthia Fleury
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River of Tears, A COVID-19 Requiem
Requiem celebrates how we navigate losses during pandemic times. COVID-19 impacts how we live, learn, love and lament. Our ways of welcoming newborn babies are altered. Our dying, how we allow people to breathe their last breath, are changed. Celebrations of life are curtailed. Virtual services replace in-person traditions of comfort. In a time such as this, our spiritual practices continue to carry us through stormy waters.
Artist Mimi Goodwin
Embroidery, assorted beads and fabrics, including surgical masks 16 x 55
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.