Press Release – International Exhibit of Sacred Contemporary Art

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CAPE COD ARTISTS AND ARTWORK TO BE FEATURED IN
INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY SACRED ART EXHIBITION IN ITALY

Stunning sacred art created by artists from the Church of the Transfiguration on Cape Cod will be featured next month alongside artwork from around the world at the International Exhibit of Sacred Contemporary Art  at the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence, Italy.  The exhibit is part of the Italian National Bishops Conference (CEI), which is held every ten years.

The Community of Jesus has been invited by the Archdiocese of Florence and the San Lorenzo Foundation to co-host this important event, taking place in Florence, the birthplace of renaissance art. The theme for this year’s exhibit will be SI FECE CARNE: HE BECAME FLESH,  looking at Christ as the source of humanity, focusing on the dignity of the human person.

Sacred art by artists from countries around the world will be displayed during the three-month international exhibit which opens on October 9. Featured artwork created by artists from the Church of the Transfiguration include:

  • Glass Sculptor: Gabriele Wilpers of Essen, Germany, designed the glass sculpture on the West Wall of the Church of the Transfiguration.
  • Painter: Susan Kanaga from the Community of Jesus on Cape Cod, MA, designed the Creation cycle of stone sculpture for the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration.
  • Processional Cross from the Church of the Transfiguration, designed by Anna Mitchell from the Community of Jesus, fabricated by Bronze Sculptor Robert Jordan from Orleans, MA.
  • Maquettes of art from the Church of the Transfiguration (fresco, mosaic, glass, and stone and bronze sculpture), which serve as dynamic examples of how ancient crafts can give a fresh voice to art made today for prayer and liturgy.

The exhibit opens on October 9th  and runs through January 9th, and is sponsored in part by the Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality from the Community of Jesus.  More information on the international exhibit can be found here.

 

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CONTACT: Christy Haig
508-255-1094 ext. 3509
508-237-0247
christyhaig@communityofjesus.org