A podcast produced by St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Hillsborough, NC. In Season 1, we focused on forms of prayer from both the Anglican tradition and broader Christian traditions. Season 2 focuses on how we understand the church as a community and how we live into that community. Season 3 focuses on 6 St. Matthew's artists who reflect on faith and art in their own creative practices.
On Faith and Iconography
This final episode of season three features Mimi Games, longtime parishioner of St. Matthew's and iconographer. Mimi shares her story of becoming an iconographer and how icons have brought her nearer to God both through worship and through her practice of icon writing and prayer.
You can check out some of Mimi's work here.
Folks mentioned in this episode:
Prosopon School of Iconography
On Faith and Painting
The penultimate episode of our Faith and Arts series features Hunter Taylor; painter, tree lover, and faithful parishioner of St. Matthew's. Hunter shares her captivation with nature, especially trees, and her journey as a painter and person of faith.
You can check out more of Hunter's work on her website: ahuntertaylor.com
Click here to view the images mentioned in this episode.
Other notable mentions in this episode:
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (4th ed.) by Betty Edwards
On Faith and Woodworking
We continue our third season on Faith and Art with a conversation with woodworker Domenic Tiani who shares his story of discovering a love for woodworking, natural elements, and how his faith informs his craft.
Click here to view images of some of Domenic's pieces
On Faith and Baking
We continue our third season on Faith and Art with a conversation with Artist, Baker, Songwriter and Parish Administrator Mary Rocap who shares her story of baking bread and her experience of connecting her art with faith.
You can purchase Mary's books Little Chicken Stories, More Little Chicken Stories, and Saving Time at the church office or on Lulu.com
You can also purchase Mary's albums at the church office or find them on Spotify and Apple Music.
Many thanks to Mary for this interview and for contributing music for this week's episode.
On Faith and Poetry
We continue our third season on Faith and Art with a conversation with Poet Jerry Eidener who shares his passion for words, his experience of God and faith in the practice of seeing and responding poetically and shares some of his own work with us.
Others mentioned in this episode:
Mythopoeia by J.R.R. Tolkien
Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke
Many thanks to Jerry and to Mary Rocap for contributing music for this week's episode.
On Faith and Photography
The first in a new season on Faith and Art. This week, Kim Powell interviews Holden Richards and he tells us about photography, his deep love of nature, and how his faith connects to his artistic practice. Holden also talks about his forthcoming book River Walk, a compilation of his photographs of the Eno River over the course of 12 years. You can see more of his work on his website darkroomprint.com. Many thanks to Holden and to Mary Rocap for contributing music for this week's episode.
A hidden treasure!
You’re back! 👏🏼 Amy and David, thank you for the playful, curious spirit you bring to your discussions and interviews. I discovered Season 1 after it was over and have been waiting, watching, and hoping for Season 2. This podcast fills a real void for me and I am so grateful to get a bit of St. Matthews delivered in this venue. I don’t think many people know about this little gem. Maybe we can find a way to spread the word more broadly. Best to you both, and thank you!
- Robin Langford