Saint Kathryn’s Art Exhibit Brings the Community Together

October 26, 2018


courtesy of Saint Kathryn Parish

On Sunday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m., Saint Kathryn Parish welcomed more than 200 visitors to its inaugural parish art exhibit, “Epiphanies of Beauty.” Patrons from all over New Hampshire and Massachusetts came to view artwork by a diverse group of local artists, all members of Saint Kathryn Parish.

Denise Freeman, Tim Buxton, Cathy Lavey, Rick Balboni, Leo Hudon, and Charlene Maniotis presented hundreds of photographic works encompassing a wide range of subject matter, from sweeping landscapes, to exotic animals, to extreme close-ups of beautiful details, and also many familiar subjects captured in very unfamiliar and surprising ways. Rita Pelland’s pastel works of everything from a cardinal among flowers to the birth of the universe drew quite a crowd. Diana Caron’s vast display of stunning oil paintings was truly a place to lose one’s self in the breathtaking splendor of God’s creation. And, Sister Maria Mechtilde’s pen and ink renderings of Saints Scholastic, Benedict, Gertrude, and Mechtilde reintroduced these saints perhaps in a new light with her emphasis on action and strength in Christ.

Especially in this celebratory 50th Jubilee Year of the parish, the people of Saint Kathryn’s are offering many events to the public that bring the arts to the community of Hudson and beyond. Saint Kathryn’s recently hosted a one-man performance of “Vianney” by Leonardo Difilippis, which brought visitors from far and wide. In April, on the feast day of patroness Saint Catherine of Siena, the parish welcomed Sister Nancy Murray, OP, for her one-woman performance of “Saint Catherine: A Woman for Our Times” to a full house.

Up next is a special Jubilee edition of the annual Service of Lessons and Carols, always a moving performance of Advent and Christmas carols by the St. Kathryn’s choir and schola. We invite the community to join us for this event on Thursday, Dec. 27, at 7 p.m. and enjoy with us the peace and wonder of the Christmas season.