ART AT THE ABBEY
The Art at the Abbey initiative began in September of 2016 as a way to continue nine centuries of Norbertine Patronage of the Arts and to encourage the following outwardly:
In the spirit of Galatians 3:28 – “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus,” the Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey stands by the position that all are welcome to bear witness to and participate in their life as community, regardless of religious or spiritual background. They embrace their call to extend the grace and love of Christ unreservedly and appreciate the opportunity to do so through the universal language of art. As a sacred place and home to artworks by various artists of a shared inspiration, they are blessed by Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey to host art exhibitions, a work of art in itself.
Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey is home to the Norbertine Community of New Mexico and is located in the South Valley of Albuquerque, NM. For more information, visit http://www.norbertinecommunity.org.
Through the grace of artistic expression, Art at the Abbey seeks to foster solidarity within the larger community by cultivating and continuing our Norbertine heritage of dedication to the promotion of the intersection between art, faith, and culture. By organizing, hosting, and facilitating art exhibitions at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we hope to accompany and inspire our local community in imagining and visioning life in abundance through a lens of diverse human experiences and perspectives.
Art at the Abbey gathers people of diverse stories, circumstances, beliefs, and perspectives together in community. We foster an encounter with the human experience and seek dialogue as the Holy Spirit inspires through art, a universal way of expression. By this, we hope to uphold themes of human dignity and openness in relation to overlying realities and movements in our world today to encourage resilience and hope.