Art at St. Stephen's Church
For many people, the visual arts offer a path to God, just as music and poetry do. At St. Stephen's Church, several avenues are open to artists and to those who want to see their work.
We offer an annual workshop led by a renowned iconographer, Suzanne Jones Schleck. You can read more about this summer offering here (spoiler alert: it fills up quickly every year!).
Many people who have taken these workshops here, and/or elsewhere, gather regularly to work on their current projects through an "icon guild." You can read more about this group here.
Parishioners and others with a connection to St. Stephen's Church exhibit their art in a small gallery off the Large Fellowship Hall. Information about upcoming exhibitors is published in the Spirit and eSpirit, our weekly periodicals. Stop by the gallery space anytime the parish house is open to take in the current exhibit and read more about the artist. Some pieces are available for purchase, with a percentage of the proceeds donated to the church. If you would like to have your own work considered, please contact Susan Dull for additional information.
A new feature at St. Stephen's is a satellite exhibit space in the Cafe @ St. Stephen's which features artists of Crossroads Arts Center. We are thrilled with this new partnership and encourage you to stop by the cafe during regular hours to see the latest exhibit. A variety of artists and media are on display, and many pieces are available for purchase, with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting the church.
On display in the parish gallery
The current exhibit in the gallery outside the Large Fellowship Hall features the work of Zaccheaus Katta, who is not only a seasoned artist, but an ordained pastor in the Church of South India, and a St. Stephen’s parishioner. Zacc has had exhibitions in churches, galleries and institutions in the United States and in South India. His journey as an artist began in childhood; his maternal grandfather was also an artist. He pursued art as a hobby and even delved into commercial art before he entered full-time ministry. His media include painting, wood sculpture, and photography. Stop by the gallery to see the work and read more about Zacc.
To inquire about displaying your work in the gallery, please email Susan Dull.