Beginning this summer, St. John’s in the Mountains will take action on its long-held vision to host visual and performing artists, year-round.
According to Nat Kinney, a St. John’s parishioner and vestry member, “This renewed vision for St. John’s is the direct result of the pandemic. In the long, cold, months of social distancing, we were not able to gather in our church.”
“Though we were nimble in moving our worship services online, the inability for parishioners and visitors to congregate in our space, to worship, sing, meet and eat together left a sad void in our lives,” he said. “Coming out of the pandemic, the St. John’s community has been very intentional about examining how our space can be used to its full potential.”
Kinney added: “The arts have always played a critical part of life at St. John’s in the Mountains and now we look to further build on that and use our space more creatively to engage with each other spiritually, visually and emotionally. The church sanctuary, with its beautiful light, high ceilings and exposed maple trusses is a beautiful place to invite artists in to display their work and to engage with the broader community.”
Programming will begin in June with work by local artists Maryellen Sullivan and Robert Fahey. Dates and times for the exhibition and the reception will be announced.
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