It started with one art night back in October 2015 when St. Patrick’s invited eight area artists to display their art work with a lovely reception.
The original team of Fr. Rick Cross, Paula Baines, founding leader; Bill Lagerstrom and Rev. Peggy Day, our deacon ; worked successfully to write a new initiative grant application to the Episcopal Diocese of Maine and was awarded $5,000 to launch the new arts ministry in Fall 2016 from this a onetime grant.
Artful Spirit Connection has grown since that first art night to providing gallery space for Liturgical season art installations, workshops, hosting local artist receptions, and provide art supplies to community children.
The Artful Spirit Connection leadership team includes Fr. Rick Cross, Paula Baines, founding leader; Pat Blethen, and Lee White. Our Mission is to use art as a conduit to make connections in our community.