Preview of Seeing God: An Exhibit of Sacred Art 2021
Join us for a special sneak peek of our upcoming 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. We will post the rest of the exhibit on the blog throughout February and March. Please check back regularly for new posts in this series.
Storm Over Superior
I created this piece last year when all the talk began about the coronavirus and it was all I could do to wrap my head around this new reality. Coronavirus, social distancing, masks, stay at home orders. Words that hem us in, contain us. The verse below is from Psalm 139.
“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I stand; you know my thoughts. You are acquainted with all my ways. Where shall I go from your Spirit? If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there you shall lead me, your right hand shall hold me.” (Paraphrase of Psalm 139)
There is a light that shines in our darkness, pure and bright—it is His light. Shekinah. He is our hope and our freedom within these earthly bonds.
Artist Karen Kurka Jensen
Oil on canvas 12 x 24
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.