What does beauty have to do with faith? Everything!

In collaboration with community partners and local artists, Sanctuary hosts a monthly gallery installation that invites attendees to discover the shared human condition through the experience and inspiration of beauty.

These works of art not only transform our worship space each month, but they transform us as well.

Scroll down for some of our recent artists. Better yet, come and experience it for yourself!

Are you an Artist interested in showing at the Gallery @ Sanctuary? See our Artist Agreement and contact the office.

upcoming arts events

Dec
15
Fri
Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BYOB: Bring your own Beer, Wine or Soda to this month’s new art Installation.

Hear from the Artist(s) about their inspiration and process – and join the conversation about your own experience of their creativity.

Jan
14
Sun
ARTChurch | Worship
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jan
19
Fri
Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BYOB: Bring your own Beer, Wine or Soda to this month’s new art Installation.

Hear from the Artist(s) about their inspiration and process – and join the conversation about your own experience of their creativity.

Feb
11
Sun
ARTChurch | Worship
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Current and Recent Gallery Artists

NOVEMBER: ALYCE UNDERHILL | SEEING, SEEING DEEPLY…

…has always been important to me. My images are strongly influenced by the tranquility and sense of calm absorbed by spending time in the natural world… time among animals and light, rhythms and rain, stars and thunder.

If my pictures entreat the viewer to contemplate, reflect, to “see deeply” then I will feel I have participated in a natural flow of inspiration, vision and ultimately, image.

As an artist living on the North Shore of Massachusetts, I combine my passion for painting and photography, producing images similar to both, yet neither… striving to suffuse all with a quiet power.

Alyce can be contacted at:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 978 994 2696
Website: www.alyceunderhillimagery.com

OCTOBER: CALEB COLE | OTHER PEOPLE’S CLOTHES…

When I am in public, I watch people going about their daily routines alone. I wonder about the lives they lead, wonder how they experience the world around them, and how they make meaning of it. I spend time inventing stories for them: narratives of isolation, of questioning and searching, of desire, and of confusion. The images in Other People’s Clothes are a product of my exploration of private moments of expectation, a visual expression of my experiences stepping into the shoes of the types of people I see daily.

Each constructed photograph in the series is a scene that begins with an outfit or piece of clothing (either bought, found, or borrowed), then a person that I imagine filling those clothes, and finally a location where that person can play out a silent moment alone. This moment is the time right before something changes, the holding in of a breath and waiting, the preparing of oneself for what is to come. Though I am the physical subject of these images, they are not traditional self-portraits. They are portraits of people I have never met but with whom I feel familiar, as well as documents of the process wherein I try on the transitional moments of others’ lives to better understand my own.

SEPTEMBER: LUCILDA DASSARDO COOPER | VEILED PRESENCE

Mesmerized by the sari-clad figure walking in the brilliance of a Delhi summer day,

I was enamored by the flowing movements of her dress in the breeze. This woman walking down the driveway, elegant and graceful, the servant of my housecleaner, took my breath away.

Like birds of brilliant plumage from poor rural villages to urbane metropolises, women of the Indian subcontinent establish their presence with their clothing, even when they are covered up, especially when they are covered up, as the features and personality become secondary to the statement of their dress.

Inspired by the bold designs and colors worn by the women, the Veiled Presence paintings are my attempt to come to terms with the painful reality of living in a society separated by gender—India—for three years.

From Kashmir to Kerala, I painted images of women from behind or covered up as a balm to my everyday bruises from being a woman in a male-dominated society where women need their father’s or husband’s permission and signature for all documents.

The placement of the figures on the canvas helps them to break out of one of the boundaries of their confinement, showing them from the top of the head to the hips.

Mostly worn in the desert regions, veils are very practical to keep the dust out.

Veils also keep prying eyes out, protecting the modesty of the women as they go    out in public.