Illuminating the Faith – The Eucharist in Medieval Life & Art


Kevin Collins of the Catholic Artists Society passed this link on to me some time ago, and it looks like there’s still time to see this exhibit, which is one until September 2013. Illuminating Faith: The Eucharist in Medieval Life and Art at the Morgan Library & Museum.


Dino Marcantonio, co-founder of  the Catholic Artists Society with actor Kevin Collins,  gives a talk on the Catholic vision for the artist.

Baby En Pointe


Photo (c) 2012 John Spade


Check out this beautiful story of a Juilliard Senior whose pregnancy put a kink in her plans as an artist, and the unexpected response from her advisors and fellow students.

This articles encourages me, because I’m a comedy writing student wondering if I can live my values in a self-indulgent, single world.


Chazen Art Museum Exhibit “Offering of the Angels: Paintings and Tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery”


Chazen Art Museum Exhibit “Offering of the Angels: Paintings and Tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery” through November 25

An exhibition of 45 rarely seen paintings and tapestries from the renowned Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, includes works by Italian Renaissance and Baroque masters such as Sandro Botticelli, Lorenzo Monaco, Jacopo Tintoretto, and Titian. The exhibition highlights the theme of the Eucharist in art from the Creation of Adam and Eve to the Resurrection. The Chazen is located at 750 University Avenue on the UW–Madison campus. Admission is free. The museum is open to the public.

For more info see the Chazen Museum’s Exhibition page.

Do check this out! While the exhibition has been going for a couple weeks, there is plenty still happening, including lectures and demonstrations.

A Transformative Weekend

At the beginning of June I recommended Maryvale Institute’s “Art, Beauty & Inspiration” course. Dappled Things editor Dorian Speed went, and loved it. I told you so. Read all about it, and put it on your short term bucket list.

Today is the anniversary of the death of Gilbert Keith Chesterton. I’ve been told that there are a number of proponents to the cause of canonization for GK Chesterton. This 2009 Zenit article details an interview with Chesterton biographer Paolo Gulisano. This is a nice primer to the author’s reputation for holiness.

I was told that there are holy cards for private devotion to Chesterton, possibly through Dale Alhquist (of Gilbert! Magazine and the American Chesterton Society), but I’ve not seen any. Have you seen any?

What’s your favorite work by Chesterton?

For those who are new to Chesterton, may I recommend the following resources:

From the Catholic Artists Society in NYC:

You’re invited to the Catholic Artists Society’s upcoming evening of recollection, on Thursday, June 28th at St. Malachy’s in Manhattan. Father Isaac Mary Spinharney, C.F.R. will offer a meditation before the Blessed Sacrament, followed by adoration and benediction. 

The event is open to all artists, patrons and friends of the Society. Please RSVP before June 26th so that we can make preparations for refreshments afterwards. 

For more information about the event, the CAS apostolate and the history of our next venue – the parish of St. Malachy’s, “The Actors’ Chapel” – please visit our website

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