On Saturday, March 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the Church of the Holy Apostles is hosting an art reception for Lent entitled, “Jerusalem: Meditations on the Holy City.” The art show will be on view from March 7, 2020 through Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020) in the newly renovated hall and Parish Hall space. Apostles Gallery exists to foster conversations, make connections, and help nurture the cultural and spiritual vitality of our community.   

Please join us for a wine and cheese reception on March 7, from 6:30 to 8:30. Parking is available. Father James will be greeting visitors at the main office door. If you are new to Church of the Holy Apostles there will be a sign directing you from the parking area.

The exhibition will feature woodcuts prints by Margaret Adams Parker, as well as photographs from the 2019 Diocese of Pennsylvania Pilgrimage to the Holy Land by Gabriela Machado and James Stambaugh. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will be donated to the Jerusalem based Princess Basma Center, a children’s hospital and school operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.

James Stambaugh and Gabriela Machado will be attending the reception as well as several other pilgrims from the 2019 Dioceses of Pennsylvania Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Margaret Adams Parker is a well established printmaker and sculptor based in Alexandria, Virginia whose work often engages themes at the intersection biblical spirituality and social justice. Since 1986, her work has appeared in dozens of solo and group exhibits. Her commissions include large-scale sculptures for Duke Divinity School and Virginia Theological Seminary. Her recent work includes a large-scale set of Stations of the Cross which will be on display at the Bardenheim Museum in Monroe, Louisiana during Lent of 2020. In 2016, she received the Honors Award from the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, and Architecture for her sculpture, “Mary as Prophet.” Parker’s woodcuts of Jerusalem were based on observations made during her several pilgrimages to the Holy City, most recently with her church, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia.

Contact James Stambaugh with questions or if you would like to assist at the reception.