Seeing God 2021 Virtual Exhibit: Lyon and Brusic

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.


Visual Prayer

It was the close of Yom Kippur. I sat on my porch with candles lit. I looked through the window to the garden, saw candles reflected in the late riotous bloom, and made a photograph.

But I wanted more light! I remembered a drawing I’d made of a menorah given to me by a loved older neighbor who bought it in Russia in the 1930s. In the computer I overlaid one image transparently on the other—and the light was intensified.

Artist Joyce Lyon
Digital photographic collage   15 x 20

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Winter Light

Light in winter seems to be filtered, as it is in this weaving, through the cloudy sky, and the bare trees. Sometimes I look at this piece and I see the cold; other times I look at it and I see the glimmers of light in the glass beads. I think life is like that: sometimes redemption is visible and sometimes it is obscure. Overall there is a pattern as there is here, but it is not always easy to focus on it.

Artist Lucy Brusic
Handwoven panel   20 x 35

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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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