Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Feasts for the Eyes

Claudia L Smith's painting And Love has Wings
The Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts has a new online exhibit called Feasts for the Eyes. Curator Judith McManis writes,
My own reaction was probably much like your own. Ann Kim's painting Eloi, Eloi, lama sabchthani?
I looked at all the images, really connected with a few, had almost no reaction to some and thought I actually disliked others. I then read all the stories, knowing how much I needed to know about these wonderful artists and their offerings. I happened to have scheduled a weekend retreat at Holy Cross Monastery in upper New York state and left the images and their stories to ‘simmer’ over that time. Upon looking at them again, I found I really did have ‘new eyes’. Particularly with those that had previously troubled me, I saw new aspects, new layers and new connections with the Spirit.
Her full statement is here: Curator's Statement. Click on any of the pieces shown here at the blog to go to the page about that work. Then you can click on other artists' names in the left column to see more pieces from this exhibit.

Janice Holman's work A Gathering of Angels

Another Feast for the Eyes
Our daughter congregation, The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek, held its first worship service this past Sunday with 75 people present including the King of Peace Ensemble. Photos are online at their blog Sunrise on the Marsh.

The Rev. Linda McCloud blessing an infant during worship

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  • At 11/06/2007 9:10 AM, Anonymous Linda+ said…

    Thanks, Frank.

    It was also a feast for the heart. In addition to that, we had a hospitality table after the service with shrimp, crab cakes, potato salad, and cookies. The feast we began at the altar spilled out into the "church yard."

  • At 11/06/2007 2:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    All we got were donuts...

    But, really, what a wonderful start to Our Savior at Honey Creek! People, worship, food and all!!!


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