Quality is the first norm for art, but its final norm is love and truth, the enriching of human life, the deepening of our vision.

Visual meditations

The Church of Saint George in Lalibela

How this structure was carved out of the living rock still remains a mystery. Some Ethiopian Orthodox believers credit the creation of this church to supernatural intervention.

read more The Church of Saint George in Lalibela


Matthew Askey: Pieta, detail

Stations of the Cross in Hornsea

Matthew Askey's most recent project is a set of ‘Stations of the Cross’ for St Nicholas Church, Hornsea. This is a site-specific commission of paintings that link each Station to a part of the town.

read more



Current exhibitions, 

symposia and lectures, 

podcasts, videos, books, 

ArtWay news and more

read more Paula Modersohn Becker

Art and Music

Peter S. Smith and Duke Special

I am black and white
I am color
I am risk
I am mother
I am holy
I’m disaster

read morePeter S. Smith: Some One Else detail

Art and Poetry

Ernst Barlach: The Reunion of Christ and Thomas, detail

Denise Levertov & Ernst Barlach

People so tuned
can't open to symbol's power
unless convinced of its ground,
its roots in bone and blood.
We must feel the pulse in the wound to believe that 'with God all things are possible.'

read more

Christian calendar

EASTER - Lynn Aldrich: Grid Buster

From a bad taste carpet erupts this very baroque Jesus. I like the feeling that a supernatural event could happen in anybody’s rec room… Christ rising from the grave of suburban melancholia.

read more Lynn Aldrich: Grid Buster, detail