Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Graced with Light

 Grace Cathedral is already saturated with visual gems, from the entrance doors which are a stunning golden Ghiberti replica, to a Keith Haring altarpiece inside. The Cathedral hosts EpiscoDisco and is stamped with not 1-but 2- Classical Labyrinths, one inside the other outside. My favorite small item is a stained glass cosmic window crafted by Narcissus Quagliata.
Yet, Anne Patterson's latest Installation is beyond breathtaking and a complete delight to experience in person. Striking red and blue ribbons inscribed with prayers dangle from the catacombs like veins to the heavens. I was lucky enough to be there while the boys choir practiced, and the organ pipes sent a breeze through the room which created spirit-like apparitions on the floor. A definite must-see if you are in the city anytime soon. And guess what, it's absolutely free.