The Arts Ministry seeks to create an environment that encourages and nurtures artists of all kinds to utilize their gifts. By consciously and fully involving artists in every area of Marble life, artists are given a platform to share their art and breathe new spirit into the body of the Church, Christ and the world.
The Asian Experience
All are invited to view "The Asian Experience," the first-ever art exhibit at Marble celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Sponsored by the Arts Ministry, this exhibit features artists across all age ranges from children to adults, and is located on the Wall of Hope, Inspiration, and Healing just outside the Labyrinth Room downstairs on the Concourse level. The exhibit will run until the end of May.
Arts Ministry Exhibit: New Hope
Easter is the end of the long journey of Lent and the beginning of Hope renewed. Flowers in bloom and warmer weather add to the atmosphere of transformation and optimism. You are invited to view this beautiful slide show created by Victoria Pepe and features her music as well as the visual art of Ron Becker, Patrice Donnell, Karen Harris, Leon Nicholas Kalas, Rhonda S. Musak, Victoria Pepe, Douglas M. Powers, Joan Silinsh, and Margery Westin. You can also see the photographs and read the poetry of Susan Ceely Philips. Enjoy the wonder the beauty of the season! This exhibit runs thru May 19.
Arts Ministry Exhibit Archive
2021-2022 Theme is “Success Stories”
"Success Stories" seeks to make more concrete the process of being successful as artists and as human beings who are called Children of God. We will not only delve into the stories of other artists but our own stories of triumph over tragedy. Most important, it is the nature of our present journey that keeps us moving forward - through change, adversity, unexpected setbacks all the way to grace, mercy, love, and abundance.
Are you a professional or non-professional performing, fine, or design artist? Now in our 41st year at Marble, The Arts Ministry is a safe, welcoming, and creative community that provides an inclusive space to gather together to support and recognize one another’s efforts, discuss and resolve issues pertinent to each discipline, be spiritually nurtured, and to create art
The Fellowship of Professional Artists
This group meets once a month and to address the unique needs of professional artists who are typically more entrepreneurial. Networking, branding, financial matters, goal setting, and marketing will be some of the topics discussed, all within a spiritual framework.
All professional artists are welcome. Please RSVP to Mario Sprouse.
The ARTS Peer Support Group
This is a small group (8 - 12 people) who gather twice a month to do more in-depth artistic and spiritual growth in relation to our art.
The Producers Club
This group meets once a month specifically to help members achieve their immediate professional goals. Much like a goal-setting workshop, the Producers Club will have an accountability factor with the aim of reaching specific professional milestones. Only those who are active professional performing, design, and fine artists can take part in this group.
All artists welcome! Please RSVP to Mario Sprouse.
Arts Ministry Facebook Group
Artists of all kinds are invited to join our Arts Ministry Facebook Group. We have created a closed group that offers a welcoming space to support and recognize one another’s efforts, explore issues pertinent to each discipline, and be spiritually nurtured. To request to join.
Ideas for the Upcoming Year
Here are a few of the ideas we would like our group to explore:
- Establish a prayer group to pray for artists all over the world.
- Create juried art exhibits in the Chapel or the Labyrinth Room that correspond to our liturgical calendar (Lent, Advent) or a particular topic (Faith, Love, Sacrifice, etc.)
- Connect with other arts communities throughout New York City and do joint projects.
- Invite disabled, hearing impaired, and deaf artists to participate in our community.
- Start a liturgical dance workshop with the hope of contributing to a worship service.
- Promote volunteer opportunities for artists in the community.
- Create interactive Bible studies using artists to make the stories come alive.
The Arts Ministry is an important part of the vibrant life of Marble Collegiate Church. We hope you will join us!