The Arts


    "Spirituality and the Arts" Series

    MAPLEWOOD, Minn. – Believing that art and creativity is a doorway into divine language, the Benedictine Center in Maplewood is launching a new series on Spirituality and the Arts. It consists of special exhibits and classes offered by area artists.

    The first exhibit will feature Virginia Matter, OSB, a renowned potter and spiritual director, who will describe how clay "tells me where it wants to go," and how the creative process brings balance into her life. Her exhibit will be from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. Her six-week pottery class, "Learning From the Divine Potter," will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 20.

    The second exhibit features the work of Elisabeth Horst, Ph.D., a psychologist and philosophy graduate from Yale University, who believes the process of weaving will draw out the mysteries of one’s heart. It will be from 2-3:30 p.m. on February 19. She will offer classes on "Weaving As Spiritual Practice," that include a one-day seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, followed by six Wednesday night classes starting March 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    These exhibits are free. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet each artist and to purchase their art. Refreshments will be served. The Benedictine Center is located at 2675 E. Larpenteur in Maplewood. For more information, call (651) 777-7251 or e-mail [email protected]

    Faculty Exhibit in Edina

    EDINA, Minn. – A faculty exhibit, featuring artwork created by more than 50 artists who teach at Edina Art Center, will be on display February 2 through March 14 at the center, located at 4701 W. 64th St., in Edina. An artists’ reception will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2.

    Normal gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Forl more information, visit or call (612) 915-6600.

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