Sanctuary of the Arts was started by Jeff Cheifetz and Amy Shoemaker. Their work reminds me that we don't have experiences separate from our bodies.
Azra Akšamija and Jo Murphy make art that points to things made invisible by fear—both our own fear and our society's.
At a historical art exhibit, I read that the images on display were intended for private devotion. Would it have been subversive of me to pray?
The church as patron
Mercy Seat spends about
$27,000 a year on the arts—a quarter of its annual budget. At
those rates, the church is one of the better-paying gigs in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
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