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Contemplative Art Retreat (June 10 - 15)

Event Date: 
June 10, 2013 - 3:00pm

Often, words are inadequate in our attempt to express what is deep within our hearts, even to ourselves. This retreat is designed to enable each retreatant to discover the soul's language in art. The retreat offers a way of praying that leads to a deep intimacy with God, using art as a language of prayer. This time offers individuals the opportunity to pray with art in a contemplative setting with guidance.

Sister Betty Lou’s Farewell to Creative Works Studio

On Dec. 1, 2011, at the annual CWS Art Exhibit, Sr. Betty Lou Knox bade goodbye to Creative Works Studio after 13 years in ministry there. When asked what her role was, Sr. Betty Lou did not hesitate, "I was there to support the dream."

Art on the Park

Sister Virginia Varley with her art.

Between May 5 − 8, over 250 people viewed the creations of seven artists who have been painting together for the last eight years, a group that includes Sisters Virginia Varley and Betty Lou Knox.

Sister Virginia explained the benefits of working together this way, "The advantage of painting together is that we are guaranteed a day of painting a week and during the sessions we pick up the energy of the others who are painting. We have a sense of an art community and fondly see ourselves as The Toronto Group of Seven."

Transformation: Fall Festival of the Arts

Betty Lou Knox CSJ, pictured with her painting, Carried by Mystery, displayed her work at the 8th Annual Fall Festival of Arts at Rosedale Presbyterian Church from Oct. 22 - 24, 2010. She described her experience there as "A piece of heaven in the beauty of the art and the manner in which it was displayed and the atmosphere of welcome and celebration."

Sister Virginia's Latest Art Exhibit

"I sold 12 pieces — many of the smaller pieces I created went — and many cards," said a pleased Sister Virginia Varley of her latest art exhibit which took place between April 15 - 18, 2010, at 44 Jakes Avenue.

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