Arts

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May 1, 2007

Religion always has been the impetus for art, good and bad. Where there was belief there was expression. James B. Simpson and George H. Eatman sought to display a tiny corner of honorable artistic expression that the world’s Anglican Communion had preserved when they produced A Treasury of...

April 9, 2007

A Canadian stained-glass artist's work in a new music building on the campus of a Scottsdale, Arizona, Episcopal church received in November 2006 a Stained Glass Award from Ministry and Liturgy magazine.

The 36 clerestory windows, each five feet wide and four feet high, encircle the...

March 29, 2007

IN REVIEW REDEMPTION By Alister McGrath Fortress Press, 96 pp., $15

This is the third book in Alister McGrath's series called Truth and Christian Imagination. His earlier books are Creation and Incarnation; two planned future volumes are Resurrection and God.

Professor of...

February 4, 2007

Artists are one of the blessings of our worship space. They inspire us with luminous stained-glass windows. They move us to tears with sculptures like Michelangelo's Pieta. They hold us in awe with deeply colored and gilded icons of saints. And by creating sets of the Stations of the Cross,...

April 1, 2006

Lent traditionally is a time of reflection, contemplation and sacrifice. For some Midwest artists, it’s also a time for expression.

Richard Gage, a parishioner of Chicago’s St. James Episcopal Cathedral since 1983, has organized two art exhibits at the cathedral during Lent. Last year,...

March 31, 2006

This new collection of the late Denise Levertov’s poetry focuses on her poems about war and peace. Written at specific times in her life, the poems are relevant to any war anywhere, and to humanity’s sometimes feeble attempts at peace.

The poems are divided into thematic sections: Life...

March 1, 2006

When a friend first approached Gwyneth Leech two years ago to see if she would consider painting the Stations of the Cross for an Episcopal parish in Connecticut, the idea did not resonate favorably.

“I was not tempted. I had just had a second child,” the New York artist recalled, “and...

December 31, 2005

When 8-year-old Douglas Gresham met C.S. Lewis, the man who would become his stepfather, he was disappointed.

The American boy had expected the British author of The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy books "to be wearing silver armor and carrying a sword with a jeweled pommel." Instead,...

November 1, 2005

Mary Howe has learned to break down barriers by picking up paintbrushes. “[Art] is just a wonderful opportunity to begin conversations with people that you wouldn’t normally have,” she said. “It gives you an opportunity to talk with people on another level and get beyond the barriers that exist...

October 31, 2005

For the Rev. Anne Wolf, creativity is a very spiritual attribute. Being artistic is part of her incarnation. “Aesthetic stuff just gets my strings humming,” she says.

True, she sometimes feels a bit guilty about spending time playing with photographs and bits of colored paper to create...

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