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Catholic Vancouver Oct. 16, 2018

Art exhibit offers a glimpse of heaven

By B.C. Catholic Staff

Seniors from St. Stephen’s Parish in North Vancouver listen as Epiphany Sacred Arts Guild member Patricia Ballard discusses sacred art at the Windows Into Heaven exhibit. The free exhibit runs through Saturday at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre in Vancouver. (ESAG photo)

Windows Into Heaven, an exhibition of original sacred art by local Catholic liturgical artists, is running through Saturday at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre in Vancouver.

The Epiphany Sacred Arts Guild 15th Anniversary Juried Exhibition, which opened Oct. 12 with a Gregorian chant choir and a blessing by Archbishop Miller, features everything from mosaics, icons, wood carvings, and egg tempera paintings, to calligraphy, illuminations, old master drawings, stained glass, and vestments.

The free exhibit can be viewed all week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   

Windows Into Heaven ends with a concert of sacred choral music directed by Alex McCune at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the closing event, which includes refreshments, are available on Eventbrite for $25.

See the B.C. Catholic’s coverage of the event: Sacred artists, musicians putting beauty back in churches.

The John Paul II Pastoral Centre is at 4885 Saint John Paul II Way (just off 33rd Avenue between Oak and Cambie).

A bust of St. John Paul II peers out from a collection of liturgical vestments on display at the Windows Into Heaven exhibit. (BCC photo)
A stained glass work at the Windows Into Heaven exhibit. (BCC photo)
Sacred art on display at the Windows Into Heaven exhibit. (BCC photo)