"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Art in a Holy Space

Hard to keep up with blogging this weekend's activities. I'm already a day behind. Here's what happened last night....

Late yesterday afternoon the Chap and I zoomed to Portsmouth to attend a pottery exhibition in one of the state's most historic and beautiful churches. The potter is a priest friend of ours. We had dinner with a different priest friend and his wife here. (Spectacular calamari!) We four then walked up the hill to the chuch.

The interiour architecture is wonderful. Here's the old, historic organ, up in the gallery.

And the newer historic organ.

The event was a fundraiser for an independent Seacost Academy, and lasted from 6:00 to 9:00. Many of the pots were already sold by the time we arrived.

After helping to pack up the unsold items (or trying not to impede the packing-up process) a huge group of us took the artist here for victorious celebratory drinks and dessert. (Awesome profiteroles!) It was a late, late night of fellowship and hilarity. Many of the folks I'd seen many times earlier in the week--even earlier that day--at various diocesan meetings. Nice to be able to have good fun together as well as do good works together.

Here's the objet d'art that unexpectedly came home with us.

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