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Upcoming Exhibitions

Young Voices
Sing Creations Praise

May 23rd  - August 19th, 2016
For more information:
Contact Kiki McGrath at
or  202-885-6837

A collaborative exhibition
by Susan Kanaga
and Filippo Rossi

Currently on display in the Smith Board Room
May 27 – October 10, 2016

Originally installed in the Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality in Barga, Italy, these paintings were also placed in the Church of the Transfiguration, an ecumenical Christian community in Orleans, MA. The artists have chosen not to title the individual works. The Luce Center for the Arts and Religion is delighted to have the opportunity to share this show of sacred art with the Wesley community. The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Mount Tabor Centre.

Fragments of a Lived Faith

The fragments represent faith experiences. Every experience in fact is “fragmentary,” partial, and we have to put our many and different experiences in common to reach a unified vision. The vision will be complete only in the life to come, when we see the Lord as he really is, in the same way as we are seen by him. We are in effect speaking of what medieval theologians called the Beatific Vision. Yet even now, even in its fragmentary state, the vision makes us holy and happy; the most extraordinary thing about Kanaga’s and Rossi’s installation is its festive solemnity, an authentic expression of the joy of the Spirit. It is in fact the Holy Spirit who transforms every fragment of earthly life into an anticipation of the life of heaven.

Monsignor Timothy Verdon
Canon, Florence Cathedral
Academic Director, Mount Tabor Ecumenical
Centre for Art and Spirituality, Barga

The exhibit will be in the Smith Board Room until
Friday, May 13th, at 4:30pm
For more information about the show
or to see images of the exhibition, click here.

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