Good Shepherd Arts Center

Jeanette McDermott photographs Mother Earth for Laudato Si (Praise You!)

By Glynis McManamon

Jeanette McDermott captures the beauty of this world through her camera lens, even as much of it is vanishing. Her love for “Mother Earth” is evident in her pictures. Jeanette is currently serving as the Communications Coordinator for the Sisters of the Good Shepherd and represents Sisters of the Good Shepherd on the InterCommunity Ecological…

Juneteenth banner at Earth Dance Organic Farm School

Juneteenth celebration showcases original play

By Jeanette McDermott

The Juneteenth celebration at Earth Dance Organic Farm School in Ferguson, Missouri, spotlighted youth who performed an original play.  Community members gathered under an outdoor pavilion at Earth Dance for the Juneteenth celebration on June 19, 2021. The evening’s highlight included a theatrical performance of “The Ancestors Cabinet,” a play written by Karon Majeel and…

Creative response to a new future

By Glynis McManamon

For the first 30 days of shelter in place with COVID-19, I found myself making a retreat. This time of reflection led to a meditation on the Gospel of John. Since I process in imagery, when a passage moved me I completed a page in my art journal. As I reflected on the ministry of…

black artists

Black artists express themselves at GSAC

By Jeanette McDermott

Good Shepherd Arts Center often showcases new artists to help them find an audience. In August the center featured eight young black artists.

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Good Shepherd Arts Center stirs the soul

By Jeanette McDermott

“Good Shepherd Arts Center is very energizing, comfortable and friendly. I found the center last year when I was meeting friends next door. I had arrived early and saw paper cranes hanging in the window of the arts center. The cranes drew me in. I have been coming to art openings and buying art here…

Children of Abraham

Children of Abraham Art exhibit unites different faiths

By Jeanette McDermott

“We are all children of Abraham. It’s how we’re united specifically, as a human family, and, particularly, as people of faith. Our faiths come from the same source: Abraham,” says Sr. Glynis McManamon, Director of Good Shepherd Arts Center.“ Children of Abraham for Peace and Justice, the title of the exhibit that ran at Good…