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Art comes to Epiphany Island!

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We are pleased to announce the first art exhibition to be held on Epiphany Island, presented by the Anglican Church in SL, in cooperation with The Episcopal Church & Visual Arts (ECVA).

The works to be shown are taken from the ECVA online exhibit from Advent 2006, “Unto Us a Child is Born…” In the words of the Rev. Wilfredo Benitez-Rivera, curator of the exhibit, “Looking at these works, taking them in with a contemplative eye and heart, one begins to cross the boundary between this world and the world of spirit…. (A)ll reflect the creative imagination of souls seeking and embracing the mystery of God coming to dwell in our midst, Emmanuel!” More information on this exhibition may be found by CLICKING HERE :

Our goal is to have the exhibit in place sometime this weekend (the first weekend in Advent) and once up, the exhibit will run through the Epiphany season. Most of the artists have very graciously granted us permission to sell copies of their artwork as well, and the proceeds from these sales will go directly to support the work of Anglicans in SL. These works will be no mod/copy, but yes transfer, and would make lovely Christmas gifts for those special avatars on your list. We are very excited about this exhibit, and hope that you will stop by and take a look!

This ECVA exhibition was chosen to be the first held on Epiphany Island because Trudy Takacs, a SL Anglican and long-time supporter of ECVA’s ministry, approached Arkin with the idea, who then put her in touch with Cady Enoch to help with the project. We hope you will be inspired by the art and meditations created in the spirit of this holy season, and that this will be the first of many art displays to be hosted on Epiphany Island.

ecvaexhibit.jpg Cady Enoch is a RL member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus, Ohio (Diocese of Southern Ohio). Trudy Takacs is a RL member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fairfield, Connecticut (Diocese of Connecticut).


Author: Mark Brown

CEO of The Bible Society in New Zealand.

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