Talking art and faith

n Saturday October 15, three artist from saint benedict’s table offered a workshop at the diocesan “Faith Horizons” conference. We recorded the workshop and edited it into podcast form, which you can listen to by scrolling down and clicking the arrow. We’ve also posted images of some of the art pieces discussed in the course of the workshop. The podcast closes with a live-off-the-floor recording of a song by Jaylene Johnson.

  • To listen to the audio from the workshop, simply click the arrow

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Here’s a bit of information on the three artists:

Helen Lyons is a Winnipeg-based visual artist, inveterate student and life-long learner. She has been a part of saint benedict’s table from its earliest days, and her series of prints of the Stations of the Cross were published in our Lenten book, Toward What We Can Scarcely Imagine and Scarcely Refuse. Helen lives with her husband Martin in a house filled with art, books and life.

Jodi Penner has been active in saint benedict’s table since 2004, taking an active role both in our music and our art ministries. She finds both traditional stained glass and glass mosaic to be colourful mediums that express the emotion and spirituality she seeks to convey in her art. Her mosaic piece “Anamnesis” – a meditation on the meaning of communion – has become a fixture beside the communion table at worship.

Jaylene Johnson is a singer/songwriter who lives in Winnipeg. Her work has been widely recognized with various nominations and awards, as well as placements on various popular television shows. Described as an artist who will make you “listen more closely,” she infuses hope into her songs while taking an honest look at the human condition. We are delighted that Jaylene recently joined our staff as the ministry coordinator.

Helen Lyons' print from her series of Stations of the Cross

Helen Lyons' print from her series of Stations of the Cross

Jodi Penner's "The Ascent of Adam Penner"

One Response to Talking art and faith

  1. byronmodonnell says:

    Yes…it is hard to pin anything down if you don’t wrestle it first. Enjoyed this.

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