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October 8th, 2010

Naked Measures in NYC

St. Paul the Apostle Church hosts 4th annual exhibit of contemporary artists


As the Artist-In-Residence for the Paulist Fathers in New York, Fr. Frank Sabatté seeks to foster conversations among artists to explore the connections between creativity and spirituality. The outgrowth of that mission has been “Openings,” an artists’ collective in New York that sponsors weekly discussions among artists as well as numerous small group shows and one large annual exhibit of contemporary art at St. Paul the Apostle Church.

This year’s annual exhibit, entitled “Naked Measures,” expanded to include 20 artists — the largest group yet — whose work is hung throughout the church next to more traditional sacred art. In the video here, Fr. Sabatté, the show’s curators, and several of the artists involved discuss the intersection of art and spirituality.


Participating artists include:

Bill Abdale, Robert Aitchison, Tom Bovo, Yoon Cho, Luigi Cicala, Araceli Cruz, Debra Friedkin, Lauren Gohara, Baris Gokturk, Alexandra Gomez, Danielle Goldsmith, Keena Gonzalez, Morgan Hughes, Iliyan Ivanov, Joey Kilrain, Michelle Manley, Lori Merhige, Laura Resheske, Anthony Santella, Mareshah Yisrael.

Where and When:

St. Paul the Apostle Church
Columbus Avenue btwn 59th and 60th Streets
September 17th – October 29th, 2010
Mon-Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat. 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sun. 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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  • John

    This is disrespect of the Roman Catholic Church. Having couches and wine-drinking happening in the same sacred space of the Eucharist is deplorable. This has changed my opinion drastically about the Paulist order and I will no longer support this site. I pray to the Blessed Mother that you will convert your heart toward the Catholic Church.


  • arnie

    I’m so glad I go to an FSSP apostolate now and got away from this type of desecration.

  • jovi miroy

    greetings from Manila. am a writer and a scholar. congratulations. fr. sabatte, this is the kind of ministry i want to do. hope you can guide through it.

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