Arts Ministry Exhibit Archive

View past art exhibits from Marble's Art Ministry below. For any questions, please contact Mario Sprouse.

Autumn Adventures

Autumn is a time of great change in the environment and in our lives, as we not only move the clocks back an hour, but we begin to notice the vibrant sights, sounds and smells of the season. Created by Karla Hendrick and featuring the artwork and poetry of Diane Aramony, Patrice Donnell, Karen Harris, Brian G. Jones, Susan Ceely Philips, Joan Silinsh, and Margery Westin, "Autumn Adventures" explores the playful and reflective side of this scintillating time of year. Additional artwork can also be seen online on the Wall of Hope, Inspiration, and Hope Gallery outside the Labyrinth Room. The exhibit runs from October 23 - November 21.

Artist Bios

Poetry: "Autumn" by Karen Harris

Remembrance - a 9/11 Tribute

21 years later we are still feeling the effects of that fateful day. "Remembrance," created by Karla Hendrick, which features the artwork of Patrice Donnell, Victoria Pepe, Susan Ceely Philips, Joan Silinsh, and Margery Westin offers solemn yet uplifting reflections of hope in the midst of tragedy. In addition, three of our poets, Carole Gregory, Karen Harris, and Susan Ceely Philips present insightful thoughts on the links below. Also below is an encore presentation of the short video "Flags of 9/11: a Commemorative Tribute" by Victoria Pepe from last year's anniversary. It is our hope that by experiencing all of this fine artwork you will not only be moved in spirit but inspired to help create a world filled with love and peace. The exhibit runs from Sunday, September 11 to 30.

Artist Bios

Poetry

"Like The Lotus Flower - Girls Have Rebirth in Afghanistan" by Carole E. Gregory

"How Can We Heal The Heartache (The Chosen Ones)" by Karen Harris

"Untitled" by Susan Ceely Philips

Flags of 9/11: A Commemorative Tribute

"Flags of 9/11: A Commemorative Tribute" is an introduction to a proposed longer photo documentary archive video with over 1000 photos that show the way flags of the United States were displayed throughout New York City immediately after 9/11 and during the weeks and months that followed. The photos reveal the heartfelt expressions of people ranging from the grand displays through the windows of the large stores, to the little-known mom and pop stores; from the elegant to the rustic on the sidewalks; many soon-to-be-forgotten, and never seen again. Each flag display reveals the unity, gratitude, heartfelt feelings within the creative diversity of who we are as Americans. These flag displays were awe-inspiring and expressed gratitude and showed how we came together once and shows that we can come together and go forward.

Summer Fun!

Created by Victoria Pepe and featuring her music, Summer Fun! captures the sights that make this season one of delight. The video features the visual art of Diane Aramony, Ron Becker, Terry Chamberlin, Victoria Pepe, Susan Ceely Philips, Joan Silinsh, Mario E. Sprouse, and Margery Westin.

Artist Bios

Great Expectations

Pentecost is the time when the Holy Spirit bursts into our lives and enables us to see and do things in a new Christ-like way. Presented online and live, “Great Expectations,” speaks of bright boldness in the ordinary simple pleasures of life and invites us to see our world from the perspective of wonder and awe. The video created by Karla Hendrick features the visual art of Diane Aramony, Prudence DiBenedetto, Karla Hendrick, Douglas M. Powers, Abigail Shue, Joan Silinsh, and Margery Westin. The exhibit outside the Labyrinth Room on the Wall of Hope, Inspiration, and Healing includes additional artwork from Diane Aramony, Abigail Shue, and other selections from the video.

Artist Bios

Poem: The Summer Solstice by Carole Gregory

Poem: Saturday at Governors Island & the Pentecost on Sunday by Carole E. Gregory

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.

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!

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Poetry & Photographs by Susan B. Ceely Philips

Inner Vision

Lent is the time for reflection and contemplation between Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. This is especially poignant as the pandemic rages on and the rumors of war become a reality. You are invited to immerse yourself in this beautiful slide show created by Victoria Pepe and featuring the visual art of Ron Becker, Patrice Donnell, Victoria Pepe, Douglas M. Powers, Joan Silinsh, and Margery Westin. You can also read the poetry of Carole Gregory, Susan Ceely Philips, and Rene Navarro, which will be in a separate link. You will not only experience peace but prayerful serenity during this holy season.

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Poetry

Lent Haiku by Carole E. Gregory

Mattapoisett Neck Beach Spring Equinox Morning by Rene Navarro

Space for Grace? by Susan Ceely Philips

Ruminations by Susan Ceely Philips

Portraits in Black

We are blessed with two noteworthy holidays in February. “Portraits in Black” celebrates Black History Month with a slide show created by Karla Hendrick. It features striking artwork from some of Marble’s talented artists. In addition, for Valentine’s Day, Victoria Pepe has composed “Love Passion” – a modern classical piano solo. Click the link below to enjoy this wonderfully romantic music.

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Behold! I Make All Things New!

January marks the season of new beginnings and fresh starts amid cold, wintry weather. Created by Ruth Otero, the slide show features artwork from some of Marble’s talented artists. In addition, wonderful music by Victoria Pepe and poetry by Susan Ceely Philips and Rene Navarro are highlighted below in separate links.

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Poems by Rene J. Navarro

Poem and Photograph by Susan Ceely Philips

Anticipation and Celebration

During Advent the world eagerly awaits the birth of the Christ child again in our hearts. Created by Victoria Pepe, our new Virtual Reality exhibit "Anticipation and Celebration" depicts both sentiments through lively, colorful visual art. Seasonal poetry and music are also offered in the link below. The presentation is in two galleries, so be sure to view both of them. VR goggles are not required.

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Click here for Poetry by Susan Ceely Philips

Everything Must Change

This new autumn online art exhibit showcases the changing moods and colors as we enter the fall season. It features poetry as well as visual art.

Relax and enjoy the creative interpretations of our very talented artists.

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To adjust video quality, hit the "gear" icon at the bottom right-hand corner to update your video quality.

Sacred Remembrance - a 9/11 Tribute

The 20th Anniversary of the events of September 11 has evoked many memories of that tragic day. Created by Victoria Pepe, this exhibit, which features both visual art and poetry, presents the impressions of some of our artists two decades later. The presentation is in two galleries, so be sure to view both of them. VR goggles are not required.

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Flags of 9/11: A Commemorative Tribute

"Flags of 9/11: A Commemorative Tribute" is an introduction to a proposed longer photo documentary archive video with over 1000 photos that show the way flags of the United States were displayed throughout New York City immediately after 9/11 and during the weeks and months that followed. The photos reveal the heartfelt expressions of people ranging from the grand displays through the windows of the large stores, to the little-known mom and pop stores; from the elegant to the rustic on the sidewalks; many soon-to-be-forgotten, and never seen again. Each flag display reveals the unity, gratitude, heartfelt feelings within the creative diversity of who we are as Americans. These flag displays were awe-inspiring and expressed gratitude and showed how we came together once and shows that we can come together and go forward. For more information about Victoria's process please see the annotations in the VR Gallery. Contact Victoria at PepeLuminSonics.com

View Joan Paylo 9/11 Tribute

2021 Pop-Up Gallery: Summer Joy

All are invited to view the new Virtual Reality art exhibit "Summer Joy" sponsored by the Arts Ministry. Created by Victoria Pepe, these images express the many scenes and experiences of a vibrant summer in full swing. The presentation is in three galleries so be sure to view all three. VR goggles are not required to view the exhibit, but it's very enjoyable using them!

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2021 Light and Hope: Great Expectations

All are invited to view the new Pentecost/Summer Virtual Reality art exhibit "Light and Hope - Great Expectations" sponsored by the Arts Ministry. VR goggles are not required to view the exhibit, but it's very enjoyable using them.

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2021 Light and Hope: Revelations of Beauty

Easter and spring go together. The power of Christ’s resurrection is made manifest in nature by new growth, new energy and new beauty. Created by Victoria Pepe, this Virtual Reality exhibit invites us to experience that breath of fresh air and immerse ourselves in the joy of Eastertide. VR goggles are not required but do enhance the experience.

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2021 Light and Hope: The Journey of Lent

Lent starts in the middle of winter and ends up on the cross. In between, there is the interplay of light and darkness, indoors and outdoors, outward expression, and inward meditation. There is also hope, but our hope is in Christ, and that hope seemed to be lost on what we call Good Friday. Created by Victoria Pepe, this Virtual Reality exhibit invites us to experience our own inner perceptions as we journey through this Holy Season. VR goggles are not required but do enhance the experience.

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"Journey" - a video by Victoria Pepe

Click anywhere on the video to begin.

2021 Black History Month VR exhibit:
"We've Come This Far by Faith"

Sponsored by the Arts Ministry

All are invited to view the new Virtual Reality art exhibit "We've Come This Far by Faith" in honor of Black History Month. Created by Victoria Pepe, this exhibit features several Marble artists in the setting of the Labyrinth Room. VR goggles are not required but do enhance the experience.

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2020 Advent Art Show

Video created by Victoria Pepe

The season of Advent is celebrated for 4 weeks prior to Christmas and highlights the experience of waiting for the Christ child to be born again in our hearts, spirits, and our world. Feelings of expectation, anticipation, and hope abound. Yet some of us also experience depression and despair during what can be a bleak time of year.

“Advent – Winter Waiting” endeavors to show a full range of emotional expression in visual art and poetry which represents all that we sense while we wait for Christmas Day to arrive. Sometimes these feelings are characterized by animals or inanimate objects. The artists who are participating in this show offer us the opportunity to explore what it means to wait and to anticipate with hope what is to come. View the full list of artists' bios.

2020 Virtual Reality Christmas Art Show

Sponsored by the Arts Ministry

You are invited to visit a colorful virtual reality Christmas Art Show in the Labyrinth Room. By clicking on the link below you can enjoy taking a 360-degree tour of a fully inspirational artistic experience!

Special thanks to Victoria Pepe for creating this exhibit. It’s the first of its kind at Marble.

View the full list of artists' bios.

This tour will work on all devices, but if you have a smartphone and a set of special goggles, you can experience the tour AS IF you are in the Labyrinth Room itself! Just click on the goggles icon and enjoy the show.

SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL

The Fifth Annual Marble Summer Arts Festival event featured a week of various programs highlighting music from classical to jazz, film/video, poetry, literature, plays, and fine art including painting and photography. Sponsored by The Arts Ministry. You can view the week's events below or here.

Monday, June 14: Visual Artists



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Tuesday, June 15: Singers and Musicians

View Singer and Musician Bios

Thursday, June 17: Poetry, Prose and Plays

View Poetry, Prose and Play Artist Bios

Friday, June 18: Film/Video presentations and Artists Blessings

View Film/Video Artist Bios

Virtual 360 Art Gallery Instructions

Some hints to further your enjoyment of the new virtual art tour:

1. Use your cursor to go left to right or up and down
2. The circle with the square on the right is full-screen mode
3. Click it again to exit full-screen
4. Left double click mouse 1x it zooms.
5. Left double click mouse again and it zooms again.
6. Left double click again on the mouse and it goes back to the original size.
7. The program is set to AutoPlay. Clicking on the tour image halts the AutoPlay
8. Refresh your screen, and AutoPlay begins again.
9. Clicking on the white dots next to the art reveals an expanded view of each art piece.
10. You can look at the other art pieces in this expanded view by clicking the directional arrows.