Assess Your Space

Determining the size of your space cannot be overemphasized. A banner which looks enormous before installation might look like a cocktail flag when it is raised into position.

Take a seat at the kids’ table

Michael J. Crosbie, the editor-in-chief of Faith & Form, an interfaith journal devoted to religious art and architecture, recently invited me to write a short piece describing some of the benefits of adding  communally created liturgical art to the worship experience. I am thrilled and honored to have this prestigious platform to briefly explain not…

When commissioning an artist is a no-brainer

Juanita Yoder is an extraordinary and prolific liturgical artist whose breathtaking use of color and movement is nothing short of stunning.  Juanita’s process takes into consideration the location and needs of the community for whom she is creating the art, but unlike the artist-in-residence or art ministry models discussed here,  she works alone on each…

No more blank stares

This is what I have learned. Very little attention is paid to the visual experience of Liturgy. I’m not referring to the architectural surroundings of the church, its statuary, permanent furnishings, stained glass, or vestments. I’m talking about sacred art which, in a manner similar to sacred music, but without a specific location in the…

Why add art to the Liturgy?

Liturgical art has a place in worship, and much like its architectural surroundings, art illuminates the mystery of the divine, the scripture being proclaimed, and the season being celebrated.

A Sacred Space

Liturgical celebrations and rites enable more than a brush with the divine; they become bridges to the sacred.

Getting Started

A GUIDE TO PLANNING, CREATING, AND INSTALLING SACRED ART FOR LITURGY What is the purpose of liturgical art? How is it created, and by whom? How is it installed? If you are curious about the role of liturgical art and would like to see more of it in your church but you aren’t sure where…