Trinity Cathedral: Easter through the Day of Pentecost
On Thursday, May 12, artists and art appreciators
alike gathered in Synod Hall at Trinity Cathedral to
sip a glass of wine and enjoy the art surrounding them.
The occasion was a closing reception for the Easter
Exhibit. Twenty-two artists from across the
diocese contributed their expressions on the theme
of New Life in media ranging from oils and watercolors
to photography, computer graphics, ceramics, wood,
Approaches to the subject were as varied as the
materials used. Cape May artist Gail Fisher’s
imagination is sparked by the endless variety of
gourds. She created lively expressions of new
life and growth from these natural life forms themselves.
Derrick Grant of the Cathedral congregation gave
us a vision of World Peace with his surrealistic
graphic images. And Mary Shone of St. Peter’s,
Medforexpressed her awe and reverence for the Resurrection
in a painting of a vibrantly colored cross.
Some of the work in the exhibit was offered for
sale, with 25 percent of each sale given to benefit
The new life of the natural world was a favorite
theme, depicted in photographs as well as paintings,
while religious subjects, both traditional and contemporary
were also in abundance. Alongside the images
were statements by each artist about their work in
connection to the theme. Some were scriptural
and others were deeply personal based on life experiences
of darkness and renewal.
We hope that all who passed through Synod Hall and
saw the exhibit were enriched, and we hope this will
be the beginning of many more shows in the future.