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Bishop William Gregg at St Paul's Anglican in San Miguel Allende gave another insightful sermon, first week in Lent. The first reading was from Genesis.

The silly story we all know about snakes and trees and perfection. What did Eve and all of humanity get invited to learn from that sneaky snake who suggested eating from the tree of good and evil would change things for the better. This archetypal story illustrates the movements of the human heart and mind in a simple…


Added by mary jane miller on March 5, 2017 at 1:40pm — No Comments


Added by Guy Kinnear on February 24, 2017 at 7:56pm — No Comments

The 1st Presidential Inaugural Address

In his Inaugural Address to both Houses of Congress, April 30, 1789, George Washington proclaimed

Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station; it would be…


Added by Laura Kestly on February 19, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Urgent need of a permanent place for Seven Sevens 49 pieces of the Book of Revelation


As a long time member of  CIVA I  need to ask if anyone knows a place who would want as a donation my art work of Revelation. I had a permanent loan place but suddenly they are asking it to be removed as they are changing their space. I had hoped this was a long term commitment and have not been able to find a place to take it to. It is in Ft. Mill SC in The River Place formerly Jim Bakker's The Barn.  If this is the end of the road and I must remove it and place my art in the…


Added by Devi Anne Moore on February 17, 2017 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Der Golem Ch 3

Added by Guy Kinnear on February 13, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

Der Golem Ch 2

Added by Guy Kinnear on February 13, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

Contemplate the Stations of the Cross

Lent is upon us

Contemplate the Stations of the Cross


Added by mary jane miller on February 10, 2017 at 9:04am — No Comments


Learn, Create, Collaborate


April 25 – 29  Cape Cod, MA.…


Added by Laura McKendree on February 6, 2017 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Painting icons in Lewes Delaware

Windows into Stillness

March 28 to April 1, 2017

Painting icons in Lewes Delaware with Grains of Sand

Most of us have asked at least once, why are we here?…


Added by mary jane miller on February 2, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Traveling Exhibit Available

Exhibition description 21: Icons

This exhibition is designed to celebrate the history and message of Mary through iconography, highlighting her ancient image with a contemporary brushstroke.

Mary is more than a Modanna and child, she can expand the heart to realize love is…


Added by mary jane miller on January 28, 2017 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Der Golem Ch 1

Added by Guy Kinnear on January 18, 2017 at 11:00am — 2 Comments


The purpose of creating this piece of Martin Luther King Jr. was to focus on his message of love & forgiveness. In his time he had every reason to be bitter…


Added by Laura Kestly on January 17, 2017 at 10:05am — No Comments

Tips For Growing Vegetables In Kitchen Area Garden

We are blessed in Southern Arizona with a very mild climate, as well as giving me guilt nowadays as I track the awful weather that is hammering the northern part of us states this month. But even up there, and all within the nation, we have enough of an import-export food industry that him and i can get many foods all year long.

Really are millions solely a pair of us personal home currently, however we possess a tendency to still have to have to form that food greenback length. We…


Added by Kirsten Sue on December 30, 2016 at 10:12am — No Comments

Hope In God Will Transform Our Lives | Body-Mind-Soul

HOPE - Never Give Up!


By Renee Dumont   Artist/Author/Health Coach


I realize that some of you have been struggling with food or…


Added by Renee Dumont on December 27, 2016 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Video of the Installation called The Dialogue, By Mary Jane Miller

The concept is simple, we can live with the diversity of faith all the while knowing one day we will come to realize we are of the same  mind, one of love, Make this year  inclusive with less criticism and more understanding . We are 8 billion people trying to get along, the room for error is enormous and the room for love is divine.…


Added by mary jane miller on December 20, 2016 at 10:04am — No Comments

FLORIDA; Workshop in Egg Tempera

The Art center is an amazing facility and one worth exploring. The reasons to take  workshop are many.

Taught as a meditation in a prayerful atmosphere, this retreat/workshop will lead participants to enter the world of painting an icon, while observing the mind as a window to the Divine.

This Art Workshop…


Added by mary jane miller on December 20, 2016 at 9:04am — No Comments

The Glory of Defeat in Abstract Expressionism

Modern painting reached its highest point with Jackson Pollock. Maybe Marc Rothko if you would prefer. Anyway, the American Abstract Expressionist Painters of the late 1940’s and early 1950’s brought the modernist project to its logical conclusion.


What was that project? And what was the motivation for it? Well there are generally two answers. The first is found in the writings of Clement Greenberg. He argued that each art form should work within the essential vales of its…


Added by Philip McMullen on December 14, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Advent, Prayer and Contemplation

The focus on Advent first and follow into the Christmas season. What  does it mean to come into the world, and the spiritual life which is activated as a result? Centering prayer, contemplative prayer and the prayer of quiet are helpful ways to explore your interior,  in an effort to open ourselves to listening to God and remembering whose we are.…


Added by mary jane miller on December 10, 2016 at 2:54pm — No Comments


Dear Fellow Iconographers:

“Advent asks us to keep vigil for the Christ who comes to us anew in this season. It invites us to keep our face turned toward the horizon in hope. But Advent asks us also to open our hearts to the Christ who keeps vigil for us, the Christ who stands not on some distant horizon but, instead, is already with us, waiting for us to open our eyes to his presence that stays with us always.

As Advent begins, may you be blessed in your vigil: the one you…


Added by Christine Simoneau Hales on December 4, 2016 at 4:58pm — No Comments

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