Category: Advent Blog 2022

  • Tapestry of Hope

    Tapestry of Hope

    On Weaving a Tapestry of Hope    My goal as an artist is to inspire people. Yet, whenever there’s the chance to create my “Tapestry of Hope”, the people attending the event are the ones who end up inspiring me. This is how it unfolds… At the Tapestry event each guest is invited to name and […]

  • Singing with Hopeful and Joyful Hearts

    1 Praise the Lord.Praise God in his sanctuary;    praise him in his mighty heavens.2 Praise him for his acts of power;    praise him for his surpassing greatness.3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,    praise him with the harp and lyre,4 praise him with timbrel and dancing,    praise him with the strings and pipe,5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,    praise him with resounding cymbals.6 Let […]

  • Anticipation

    Fall is my favorite season. For me, fall represents a time for reflection, renewal, birth and spiritual centeredness.  When the leaves on our trees begin to change colors, hibernation starts to settle in. I begin to reflect on the year that is about to end.  I reflect on all of my hopes, dreams and aspirations […]

  • thoughts on Advent and the art of hope…

    Look around you.Near and farThere are objects and music and design and stories and static and moving pictures and portraitsAn exponential multitude of evidence of artLeading us to the hope and love and light of Christmas morningAnd the birth and rebirth of another chance toHope and love and bring lightLaid before usOnly to receive, retrieve […]

  • A License to Love

    Nothing will get you into the Christmas Spirit faster than playing Santa Claus in a New York City department store. For actors, the competition to be cast in these jobs is fierce. Even when appearing in a major Broadway show, I would portray Santa at Macys, Sachs or Bloomingdales by day, then act and sing on Broadway at night!

  • Hope for Advent

  • An Invitation to our online Christmas Party

  • The Trees of Nazareth

    A Sonnet for Advent To Luke was given the gift of mind to hearAnd see, his reed pen dipped in charcoal inkOf art to paint in words the scenes as they appearWithin our hearts as hope when at the brink Of deepest longing for a holy signThat Spirit hears and sees in love and knowsOur abject […]

  • DRAGON (Winter 1994)

    by Rene J. Navarro Snow is falling in transparent sheets across the garden of lilacs into the woods beyond. The dragon is out there, his tail whipping the wind in gustsalong the rhododendron path. He has been out since dawn, tasting the melting snow on his tongue. He hearsthe elegant  explosionof a flake vaporisingin an instant: it recallsother quiet revelations of the quotidian.  … Flute music rising […]

  • “Art is the Highest Form of Hope”

    Welcome to Advent 2022! Each year we have a new theme and this year’s Advent Blog is inspired by the artist Gerhard Richter’s quote, “Art is the Highest form of Hope.”   As Advent is the season of hope for Christians worldwide, let us bring Richter’s quote into action.   We all need a place to find hope […]