Bi-Monthly Art Exhibits


Our exhibits feature a variety of art styles and media from selected artists or small groups of artists.  These exhibits reflect and enhance the Cathedral’s Arts experience.  We invite you to enjoy our bi-monthly exhibits hosted in Kempton Hall and encourage you to support our artists and outreach offerings.

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BibleThe Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition Coming to Trinity

Thursday, March 20, 7:00 p.m., Kempton Hall, Free
Trinity, in collaboration with The Portland Society of Calligraphy, is pleased to announce a program featuring The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition. Brad Neary, Heritage Edition Director, will provide a detailed presentation on The Saint John’s Bible, a 16-year project that began in 1995. One of the seven Heritage Edition volumes, Gospels & Acts, will be on display during the session.
The Heritage Edition is a full-size fine art edition of the original Saint John’s Bible masterpiece – the first handwritten illuminated Bible to be commissioned since the advent of the printing press. The original Saint John’s Bible was commissioned in 1998 by the Benedictine monks of Saint John’s Abbey and University of Collegeville, Minnesota, with a mission to ignite the spiritual imagination of believers throughout the world and to illuminate the word of God for a new millennium. A team of scribes, artists and craftspeople in a scriptorium in Wales under the artistic direction of Donald Jackson – one of the world’s foremost calligraphers and The Scribe of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Crown Office at the House of Lords in London, England – worked on The Saint John’s Bible for over 13 years.
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TriadTriad at Trinity-Portland Women in Abstract Media

Exhibition: March 9-April 27, Kempton Hall.
Sunday Forum with Artists: Sunday, April 27, 9:00 a.m., Kempton Hall.

Featuring Nikki Dilbeck, Ann Fullerton, Jan Heigh, Bonnie Garrett, Collin Murphy, Katherine Van Schoonhoven, and Marilyn Woods. View artists' work by clicking here.

We are drawn to painting abstract compositions because it is a lot like living. Both are tangible yet mysterious, complex yet simple, and infinite in possibility. We are a group of eight women artists working in mixed media. While we come from diverse backgrounds, we share a passion for creating abstract art. We find it challenging yet liberating to depend solely upon color, line, shape and texture to create paintings that entice the viewer to visually communicate with the work.Much more than a support group, we give each other the gift of an enthusiastic audience, providing honest feedback, fresh points of view, camaraderie and laughs. We inspire and embolden each other’s artistic process and help each other get to the “wham!” moment, when you know you’ve got it.