We, here at the Fra Angelico Institute for the Sacred Arts, believe that the foundation stones for this Institute are its Sacred Arts Guilds. A Sacred Arts Guild is a collection of people within a specific type of art form such as painting, sculpture, wood-carving, story writing, music, etc. The Sacred Arts Guilds are made up of those artists who are willing to come together on-line through posting and commenting with me on this blog, and when possible, in person to discuss and share their sacred art with other interested artists, and, if working in the same field, be willing to discuss and solve problems, gain insight, and rejoice with fellow artists in a final product that was personally satisfying and prayerful to create, simultaneously inspires others to prayer, and gives glory to God.
Within our Institute there are numerous categories of Sacred Art Guilds:
Painting of Sacred images
Sacred illuminated miniatures
Sacred stained glass
Sacred architecture and gardens
Sacred needlework – includes the knitting of prayer shawls/quilts
Sacred ceramics and tile work
Sacred music: singing, playing, or composing of music and chant
Sacred sculpture and wood working/carving
Sacred photography and the digital arts
and the Written word: sermons, essays, poetry, literature, drama
It is our prayerful hope that these Guilds will bring together individuals with a love for God and who desire to create beautiful works – to give glory to God – improve their own personal prayer life – and evangelize their fellow man.
Our motto being: Accept Lord, our prayers, petitions, and creativity, as the fruits of our day.
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