The Pax Christi Community was first introduced to the Art of Hend-Al-Mansour by her spouse, Dr. David Penchansky, a Professor Emeritus and biblical scholar from the University of St. Thomas. Dr. Penchansky was a lecturer on the Quran and the Bible for the Women with Spirit Bible Study.
Hend-Al-Mansour shared her thoughts and images for a "Morning of Reflection retreat in 2019 on "The Three Faces of Mary" found in both the Bible and the Quran. Much interest was expressed in seeing Hend's work at a Pax Christi art exhibit. We are pleased to present some of her spiritually based Islamic Feminist art for the entire Pax Christi Community to reflect on.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.