Church of Our Saviour

21 Marathon Street | Arlington, Massachusetts | 781-648-5962

Summer Art Project: Kesas

This summer a fiber art project provided members an opportunity to exercise their creativity together. Helped by Pam DiBona, a spirited group enjoyed the cool of our art studio in the “lower regions” of the parish hall. They have been working on five kesa, or Buddhist sacred cloths, with the Chinese elements as the theme: one each for earth, wood, metal, fire, and water. These colorful banners will hang in the church until Advent. On October 2nd, artist Betsy Sterling Benjamin gave a talk, highlighted by slides, about her work to create a group of kesa, one for each continent, as an expression of global healing. The kesa were recently added to the permanent collection of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

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