Seeing God 2021 Virtual Exhibit: Bend, Foreman, and Koop

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.



GThe status quo is cracking open, the indistinguishable fault lines are now gaping; their existence undeniable. Times of transformation are unsettling, as the structures we depend on crumble. It is urgent that each of us seeks the deeper spiritual relationship that binds us to this earth and our humanity, embracing our interconnectedness. Now is the time to embody this spirit, the heart of things, this small gem, pearl of faith, a cocoon that will emerge bringing forth a new and better day.

Artist Barb Bend
Fiber Sculpture   27 x 22 x 18

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Heaven/Earth Dilemmas

Will we desire, ask for, seek out, explore and follow the underlying Creator's Love Within ourselves and our world? Or will humanity essentially continue to follow ego's illusions of separation from one another and God (by any name), continuing a destructive path and creating global warming/environmental destruction?

Artist Jim Foreman
Acrylic on wood panel and fiber   25 x 38

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Beholden to the Beauty of the World

I use ordinary, cast away and broken materials to create unique works of art. By creating something new and lustrous out of what is typically ignored or disdained, I bring light into the world and mirror the beauty in each of us, even with our scars and imperfections. It is my hope that my pieces will create a feeling of peace, comfort and groundedness, and act as a visual reminder of the spirit and the light that flows through each of us and through all of creation.

Artist K. Daphnae Koop
Mixed media, carved wood   11 x 11

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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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