Divine Intervention in the Time of a Pandemic

St. John the Divine Field Hospital

The Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City is the largest Gothic style cathedral in the world and the 6th largest church building. Begun in 1892, the cathedral remains unfinished. As of Monday, the 610 foot cathedral became an emergency field hospital. Nine medical tents capable of holding up to 200 patients will be erected in the nave; the crypt will be used as a staging area for medical personnel. The cathedral is across the street from Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, which will staff the field hospital.

First Friday in Fairbanks

The Common Thread

On the first Friday of the month, galleries, businesses, and community organizations in Fairbanks host art-based open houses. This week, my sister participated in an event at Thread, an early child care and education resource referral program serving Interior and Northern Alaska.

The open house featured several artists and provided materials for kids to make art at each station. It was a beautiful evening to inspire your inner artist.

My sister Ruth, of Ruth’s Rocks, helped kids paint their own rocks using acrylic markers.

Kids could design their own birch medallions.

Sheets of birch bark served as community canvases, with anyone, even the youngest guests, adding a touch of their own style.

Water color was also demonstrated.

Thread has a wonderful nature trail for kids and other activites to stimulate creativity.

Guests were entertained by a local duo.

Art is for everyone. Let your inner art free and discover your medium. Thanks, Thread for a fun evening.

Street Corner Art

Jaws Corner

Jaws Corner, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Jaws Corner is part of a community gathering place in the back streets of Stone Town, the main city of the island of Zanzibar. A large screen television hangs in the opposite corner and game tables are in the center of the small square.

Join Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #45: Street Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community – The Birdmen of Beijing


One of my favorite photos from Beijing. A group of men taking their birds for an afternoon outing.


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