• June 24, 2019 - 11:56 AM Care Beyond Borders: Care Beyond Borders: Centering Women and Girls in Humanitarian Response Efforts

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    On June 12, 2019, as a part of the Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, the Cathedral presented a conversation with International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region on the impact of climate disasters and political upheaval on the healthcare of women of reproductive age in Latin America, the Caribbean, Venezuela, and Colombia. Below is the audio and a transcript of the conversation. Moderated by Alexander Sanger,...

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  • May 22, 2019 - 1:32 PM Meet the Artists: Baseera Khan

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    Baseera Khan's iamulsima (2018) and Reading Room, On Purpose (2017-2019) appear in the Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, now on view in the Cathedral. You can find her on instagram @baseerakhan. What were you thinking about when creating this piece of work? Had you spent any time considering the word “sanctuary”? I was 100% thinking of safety and sharing a space of knowledge, which has always been the one thing that provides me with a sense of sanctuary. I see the shoe box and the footwear as it...

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  • May 8, 2019 - 2:36 PM Meet the Art: Muriel Rukeyser Poetry Wall

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    As a part of the Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, now on view in the Cathedral, we've reinstituted the Muriel Rukeyser Poetry Wall with a printed and digital display as well as online archive. Shirley Paxton Fofang has curated the Wall and responded to her work below. How did you first learn about the Muriel Rukeyser Poetry Wall? What were your first impressions? I first learned about the Muriel Rukeyser Poetry Wall as a student at The Cathedral School. One afternoon in middle school, my classmates and I read through selected poetry submissions and wrote letters in...

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  • April 25, 2019 - 2:50 PM Meet the Artists: Andrew Mroczek and Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo

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    Works from Andrew Mroczek and Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo's series Virgenes de la Puerta (Virgin of the Door) appear in the Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, now on view in the Cathedral. You can find Andrew on instagram @andrewmroczek. What were you thinking about when creating this piece of work? Had you spent any time considering the word “sanctuary”? The process of creating the Virgenes de la Puerta series began with in-depth conversations with several transgender women in Peru. Aside from the violence and oppression they each...

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  • April 3, 2019 - 1:58 PM Meet the Artists: Fredericka Foster

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    Fredericka Foster's Mediterranean Sanctuary and J-35 Pushing Hear Dead Calf appear in the Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, now on view in the Cathedral.What were you thinking about when creating this piece of work?I had been making meditative paintings of water, intending to pull both me as the maker and any viewer into the painting, thus attempting to move beyond the conceptual mind and increase our identity with this critical element for our lives. Yet the tragedy we called Hurricane Katrina had begun to affect my thinking. In 2011,...

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  • March 27, 2019 - 12:46 PM Meet the Artists: Adam Kuby

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    Adam Kuby's Lean-to appear in the Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, now on view in the Cathedral. What were you thinking about when creating this piece of work? Had you spent any time considering the word “sanctuary”? Standing in the Cathedral on my first visit I thought about how shelter and sanctuary overlap and I thought of all the people worldwide who are seeking shelter in tents and makeshift quarters. I asked myself how I might create a conversation between those fragile, temporary living situations and the (relatively) permanent stone edifice of St. John the Divine. I was immediately drawn to the carved but unins...

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  • March 22, 2019 - 11:29 AM Meet the Artists: Francis Cape

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    Francis Cape's Utopian Benches appear in the Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, now on view in the Cathedral. What were you thinking about when creating this piece of work? Had you spent any time considering the word “sanctuary”? There is not a short answer to that question. One inspiration is the small town where I live and where neighbors do things for each other without regard to personal gain. In other words, they exhibit behavior that is motivated by values other than the materialist individualism that we are encouraged to live by. My neighbor on one side would cook three meals and walk one across the street to the o...

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  • March 13, 2019 - 12:06 PM Meet the Artists: Nicholas Galanin

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    Nicholas Galanin's Your Inane Perspective: Haa Aaní Haa Kusteeyíx̱ Sitee (Our Land is Our Life) and Get Comfortable appear in the Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, now on view in the Cathedral. You can follow Nicholas on Twitter. Editor's note: Capitalization has been left as written by the artist. What were you thinking about when creating this piece of work? Had you spent any time considering the word “sanctuary”? The photograph Get comfortable was shot in my home community. The alter...

  • March 6, 2019 - 10:31 AM Meet the Artists: Eva Petrič

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    Eva Petrič's Collective Heart and Safety Blanket appear in the Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, now on view in the Cathedral. Collective Heart hangs above the High Altar and was lowered to veil the crucifix for the duration of Lent. You can follow Eva on Instagram. What were you thinking about when creating this piece of work? Had you spent any time considering the word “sanctuary”?...

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  • February 27, 2019 - 12:46 PM Meet the Artists: Rania Matar

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    Four of Rania Matar’s photographs from the series Invisible Children, 2011-2014 appear in the Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, now on view in the Cathedral. You can follow Rania on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. What were you thinking about when creating this piece of work? Had you spent any time considering the word “sanctuary”? I started this work in...

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