What can you make out of a desire for God and for beauty? Here are some opportunities for creative and personal growth at the Cathedral of all saints.
Cathedral Arts 2019-20 theme: “UNCOVERING THE WORD”
“Open Studio 1st Saturdays” The Cathedral is open from 9:30 - 12:30 PM (beginning in September) for your sacred silent time of sketching, writing, reading, and contemplation. Free.
“Writing From Your Heart: Get Started on Your Writing Project.” Join award-winning author and columnist Diane Cameron on Sunday, September 29, from 3 - 4:30 PM. Preregistration is required.
“T.S. Eliot: From Absence to Fullness,” A monthly contemplative group discussion of the poet’s work on Saturday mornings from Oct - May. Preregistration is required.
“Blessing of the Animals,” Sunday, Oct 6 at 3:00 PM, with charcoal animal portraits available starting at 2 PM and after the service. Kids can draw the animals too! Worship services are always free.
Dr. Michael Ward; The Bible and the Imagination of C.S. Lewis - Saturday, Oct 12, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Tickets are required.
About Cathedral Arts
At The Cathedral of All Saints, our mission is to help people fall in love with God. We communicate Christian faith in and through the arts. We also support and encourage artists.
In August of 2018, we formed a new initiative to support our mission: Cathedral Arts.
In September, 2018, we hired a part-time missioner to develop new arts programming. Here is some of what has been done and what is currently in the works:
In November, 2018, Cathedral Arts hosted a roundtable discussion,"Britten's War Requiem and the New Coventry Cathedral," in conjunction with the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s and the boy choristers of the Cathedral Choir’s performance at Proctor’s Theater.
Cathedral Arts received a donation and contracted a virtual tour of The Cathedral of All Saints to be released in September of 2019. See a preview here.
Cathedral Arts offered support for a rebranding of The Cathedral of All Saints and all of its operations, to be released on September 15, 2019.
Cathedral Arts helped provide gift bags for Albany City Schools children at their annual concert and art show on the first Friday of December, 2018.
Cathedral Arts began to provide promotional support for Cathedral in Bloom, Albany’s new annual premier flower show, in February of 2019.
Cathedral Arts brought Dr. Jeremy Begbie from Duke University Initiative in Theology and the Arts for a performance-lecture on healing, music, and the gospel in April of 2019.
Cathedral Arts displayed The St. John’s Bible, the first illuminated manuscript commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in 500 years, courtesy of St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, and Trinity Health Partners.
Cathedral Arts sent its missioner to teach at the Capital City Rescue Mission and at Koinonia, which serve the homeless and children (respectively), in the city of Albany.
Cathedral Arts began a blog to hold a space for making things out of a desire for God and for beauty. Read it here.
Cathedral Arts is working on a series of original videos that combine visual art and the telling of biblical themes called The Story of Love.
Cathedral Arts is planning the Hidden Cathedral Poetry Festival for April 25 of 2020.