The Undercroft Gallery: An Art Ministry
St. Matthew's is blessed to have among its members a number of very talented and well-known artists who believe that art is a gift to be shared and an integral part of St. Matthew's ministries. The Undercroft Gallery is located in the first floor parish hall and the Art Ministry team organizes regular shows by artists in a variety of media.
These artists also develop special pieces to enhance the worship of the church. For Lent one year, twelve artists created the Stations of the Cross, now permanently installed in the worship space. During Advent another year, a group of St. Matthew's and Jewish artists shared multimedia illustrations of selected psalms.
You may view the art before and after Sunday services, and on Tuesday through Friday during office hours, 9:30am - 2:30pm.
- "In a New Voice" - In collaboration with the Wilder Foundation, we will host work from artists with memory loss in the St. Paul area. The show opens September 10.
The Faith Forum at 9:15am on September 18 will host Sandra Menefee Taylor and Sue Ryan from the Wilder Foundation as they share their art ministry with adults experiencing memory loss in their Adult Day Health Program.
- "Meditations: Weaving and Iconography" by St. Matthew's parishioner Grace Evans - the show begins October 22
- "Jamaican Art Show" - opens December 10