In a season of uncertainty, we find ourselves grappling with every decision we make. What is right? What information do we trust? What is happening?
Pope John Paul II wrote a letter to artists in 1999. He makes note of, “the special vocation of the artist.”
Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.
How are you crafting your life in this season of the pandemic? For many of us we turn to prayer, it provides us a sense of calm, hope and peace when we cannot be comforted by the hug of a loved one. Oftentimes artists create when inspiration strikes, they feel moved to do so, or they have the time. During this strange year some artists have been inspired and motivated others have lost the spark to make.
This year’s exhibit doesn’t allow us to gather in a physical space to take in the beauty, originality of thought and talent of our parishioner artists - but you can enjoy these creations from the safety of your home. Thank you for viewing the art.
CLICK HERE to view the virtual exhibit.
Along with the people of this community, the art and architecture of Pax Christi make it a special place to gather and worship. We invite you to “visit” the campus online through the Art and Architecture Book of Pax Christi. This booklet was created to share the backstories of the church’s architecture and individual works of art. Pieced together, these stories help tell the narrative of the Pax Christi community. Click the link to view the architecture, sculptures, tapestry, paintings, and other works of art that are the backdrop of our worship and fellowship. CLICK HERE to view.
Christi is privileged to have rotating collections of art from local
artists on display in our gallery. Located in the Pacem In Terris
Gallery, in the Martin Luther King Jr. room near the main entrance, the
beautiful and unique art creates a wonderful atmosphere to pray,
converse, or meditate. Watch for featured exhibits posted on our
calendar, eNEWS, or in the Pax Christi News monthly magazine.
If you are interested in joining our art committee, contact Ken Reineccius at 952-405-7250 or email@example.com.