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September 30, 2005

What do you do when God calls you to create an artform you don’t like and don’t know how to make? If you’re Suzanne Schleck, you do it anyway -- and discover a whole new calling.

“It started from a conversation I had with the rector of my church, who was asking about the interior of our...

August 31, 2005

A bronzed replica of the root system of a historic tree that helped to save St. Paul’s Chapel from falling debris when the towers at the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, will be installed and dedicated at Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York, four years after the disaster....

August 31, 2005

When Roman Catholics from St. Peter’s and its mission parish, St. Joseph’s, in lower Manhattan, wanted to create a memorial to those who died Sept. 11, 2001, they turned to a Texas sculptor who is an Episcopalian.

John Collier of Dallas was selected from among 30 artists who made...

June 30, 2005

When he was growing up, Mike Mignola had two great loves -- monster movies and superheroes. So when Dark Horse Comics offered him the chance to write and illustrate his own comic book, Mignola decided to combine the two.

The result is Hellboy, a wisecracking, good-hearted, old-fashioned...

March 31, 2005

Nikki Grimes says she loves poetry that can make a beeline to one’s heart. “I love the challenge of painting a story in as few words as possible. I’m also a very direct person, and poetry is a no-nonsense genre,” Grimes writes on her web site. Though the number of its pages is small, Grimes...

January 31, 2005

When members of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church on Whidbey Island in the Diocese of Olympia observed Lent last year, they followed the Way of the Cross each Friday, praying before newly installed and blessed Stations of the Cross created from sheet metal by a retired carpenter from Texas....

May 31, 2004

EARLY ONE EVENING late last year, Joel Haas entered his garage studio to make a coat rack from old auto parts.

While he worked, his mind wandered to other artists about whom he had read. One is a millionaire blessed with immense technical skills, while the other, less wealthy, has the...

March 30, 2004

North Dakota Poet Laureate Larry Woiwode has named the Rev. Jamie Parsley, a transitional deacon at Gethsemane Cathedral, Fargo, North Dakota, one of seven associates to help bring "an enlightened literary consciousness" to people around the state.

Woiwode, a University of North Dakota (...

January 31, 2004

The art is big, bold and bright, but the artist herself is a diminutive woman who in her own words has "obviously lived a long time." Her hesitant manner of speaking leads one at first to believe she is timid. But, as the conversation continues, it becomes evident she chooses her words...

December 31, 2003

Steven Gotfried, the director of communications for Washington National Cathedral, is trying to help me see the "Darth Vader" gargoyle. But my eyes are drawn back again to a gargoyle below, a homely little figure with five o'clock shadow wearing a golf shirt, with a hole in one shoe and a...

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