September kicks off exciting new slate of activities at ESAG

September 7, 2016



The Epiphany Sacred Arts Guild’s 2016-2017 Season program of activities will kick off with a talk on “An Artist’s Internet Presence” by Cam Anderson of at St Jude’s Roman Catholic Church on September 10, 2016.


                                     Sacred Art on display at the 2014 ESAG Exhibition



This will be followed by our biennial exhibition “The Way of Beauty”, from October 14-23 2016 at St Jude’s Parish. The exhibit of sacred art will feature new work by some 10 ESAG member artists. All members and friends are invited to the opening and reception on October 14, at 7pm. If you’d like an exhibition poster to distribute or display, please contact Patricia Ballard at


Here is the full program of activities to date:


Calendar of ESAG Events for the 2016-17 Season


Sept. 10         ‘How well does your internet presence as an artist stack up?

 Cam Anderson of presents the key elements of “An Artist’s Internet Presence’,            offering a measuring scale to help you assess any artists digital marketing activities, especially               your own.  He will have examples and an overview of where most artists are, and what they                   can do to improve.  Cam will show how MyArtClub.Com websites support artist’s online                   marketing.


Oct. 8            No Meeting due to the Sacred Art Exhibition-The Way of Beauty-Oct 14-23, 2016 at St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church (15th and Renfrew).  Opening Blessing by Rev. Fr. Lawrence Donnelly  and Opening Reception 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.


Nov. 12          Talk on Art and Liturgy--Statuary in the Sacred Space

 Mary Catherine Breslin will explore the relationship between statuary and the liturgy in the                  sacred space.


Dec. 10         Advent Day Retreat   Spirit, Faith, Christ, God Through the Medium of Film    

Reverend Fr. Larry Lynn will lead us in a day of reflection and give thoughts and insights into               his area of creativity in filmmaking.  Special festive potluck lunch.



Jan. 14           The Art of Wood Carving

 Master Restorer, Cabinetmaker and Artistic Carver Frantisek Krutsky, holder of a license from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic will speak about his art with the assistance of his wife, Vanda Krutsky (professional translator).  Frantisek has had extensive experience with cultural monuments, altars, sacred wooden furniture, woodcarvings and antique furniture in churches and cathedrals in the historic centre of Prague and in other private collections. Special festive potluck lunch for the Feast of the Epiphany.



Feb. 11             Eastern Rite Icons

Rev. Father Richard S. Soo, S.J. will give a talk on Eastern Rite Icons.


March 11                  TBA


April 8            Copyright Law

Lawyer Ana Maria Pacheco with assistance from Patricia Ballard will consult with a                               copyright lawyer to present their research and findings about current copyright laws for                         artists.


May 13            Shop Talk

Artists from the Epiphany Sacred Arts Guild will talk about technical problems with the                          making of their own art and how to overcome them. There will be some                                                        demonstrations of techniques and an art swap of items we wish to share, sell or just                                 give away.


June 10                        Annual Day Retreat for Artists at Westminster Abbey, Mission

 Rev. Fr. Lawrence Donnelly, Guild Chaplain, will be our retreat master withFr. Abbot Braganza giving a talk—special potluck lunch

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