Phoebe Pettingell writes that for those looking to deepen their spiritual appreciation of Advent and Christmastide, two short volumes of meditations by Jane Williams, using paintings from various artists, prove a most valuable resource.
Category: Faith and the Arts
Written by By Elizabeth Lev. It may seem frivolous to talk about art during such a grave humanitarian crisis, but art is an essential part of the humanity of a culture, exploited by invaders and destroyed by barbarians to strike at the heart of a people’s identity.
Rarely does a painting transcend time in all of these genres. Such is the uniqueness of the masterpiece known as “The Mystical Nativity” by Sandro Botticelli completed in 1501.
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Four contemporary Maine artists, including the Rev. David Matson, an Episcopal priest, are represented at an exhibit called “The Art of Assemblage: Myth, Mystery and Spirituality” at the University of Maine at Augusta.
The Cuatro Puntos (“Four Points”) group is wrapping up its series focusing on contemporary chamber music by Ukrainian composers.
Episcopalians are invited to celebrate Episcopal religious orders and communities during the first observance of Religious Life Sunday, Jan. 22.