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Portraits of Grace

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In New York City, we’ve experienced the deadliest disaster in our history in the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. For our reopening after the COVID-19 shutdowns, the Sheen Center has created a multi-platform ongoing event to capture the human and the divine present in the pandemic experience in photographic images and video testimonials. Learn more: https://www.sheencenter.org/shows/portraits-of-grace/2021-09-17/

Anne Smith

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The inspiration behind the Gabriel quilt is from a thought: what does angel Gabriel do on his days off? I imagined him wearing sneakers and being very active in the world. All angels are active, especially our guardian angels, who are very much with us, guiding and encouraging us and bringing a sense of hope. They prompt us to do acts of kindness to one another and receive unexpected kindness from others.

Erin McAtee

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Erin McAtee, former Sheen Center artist-in-residence, seeks to facilitate, through various mediums of art and beauty, encounters with Christ in the poorest of the poor: Both to bring Christ to the poor, and meet Christ in the poor.

Christopher Alles

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The Pietà, a powerful new sculpture that is approaching completion by Christopher Alles.

Ajamu Kojo

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Little Rock native and Brooklyn-based artist Ajamu Kojo’s powerful work has been seen in two different shows at The Sheen Center. First was an exhibition of his “Black Wall Street: A Case for Reparations” series, of which this painting is part, and the second was a curated show based on the Little Rock Nine. This painting honors and pays respect to the descendants of Black Wall Street.

Robert Aitchison & Arte Fogata

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Started by Brooklyn-based artist Robert Aitchison, Arte Fogata’s visual arts workshops engage children living in at-risk and disadvantaged circumstances in and around La Paz, Bolivia. 

“I Can’t Breathe” by Brother Mickey McGrath, OSFS

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“As always when I encounter or experience something which cuts into my heart in a place too deep for words, I create a visual image.”

Kristone Capistrano “Breathe”

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“I wanted to capture the beauty that I saw from this child, an unspoken language of intimacy we all share. A language that precedes the sort of theorizing that I allude to above. There is a softness and tenderness in a newborn that truly encapsulates the meaning of human life and existence: touch, breath, hope, new life.”

DOEprojekts: Mandalas for a Time of Quarantine

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DOEprojekts Deborah Adams Doering and Glenn Doering This artwork is a part of our current on-going “Mandalas for a Time of Quarantine” series. It incorporates DOEprojekts’ coreforms. At its center is the word “home” which is also at the center of all of our daily lives right now. While home is surrounded by viruses, new … Read more

Janet McKenzie: Holy Mother of Comfort and Solace

“Holy Mother of Comfort and Solace” by Janet McKenzie 36” x 48” Oil on canvas 2019 www.janetmckenzie.com See larger image below “COVID-19 is stealing our beloveds. Every part of our collective soul hurts and it is impossible to absorb the concept of how many have died and been taken from us so quickly across New … Read more

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