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.
Community Art Show: February 11 - April 7
Celebration of Community Artists, with a wide range of media - oil painting, watercolor, sculpture, photography, pottery. We celebrate artists from St. Matthew's as well as our neighbors from St. Anthony Park, Minneapolis and St. Paul. This is a juried show with prizes awarded at the Opening Reception on February 12.
Children's Art Show: April 8 - May 30
All children of St. Matthew's and the neighboring St. Anthony Park community are welcome to submit artwork for this community show. A limit of 2 pieces per child.
Also, we will be hosting a Children's Art Workshop on April 1 with artist Yer Syhaphom.
Stay tuned for more art happenings coming soon....
Or, contact the Art Ministry team - Mary Ann Evander, Laura Bathke, Janet Murphy and many others.