SINGAPORE – The Heartspace Open Studio @ St. Mary’s is holding an art exhibition titled “Drawn by grace” from Jun 26-28 at the University Cultural Centre foyer in conjunction with Paul The Musical which will be performed at the same location and dates.

“Drawn by grace” features the artwork of over 20 individuals who have brought the values and teachings of St. Paul to life through the visual arts.

“St. Paul was ‘drawn by grace’ to change the face of Christianity through the trial of persecution, redemption, and mission. Inspired by his
example, the artists offer their individual creative expressions in the light and power of God’s grace,” said Joanna Tan, an art therapist who facilitates the Heartspace sessions held weekly at the parish of St. Mary of the Angels.

“Drawn by grace” is the second art exhibition by participants of Heartspace after the “resounding success” of the first exhibition “Journey into Life” held in 2008, Ms Tan told CatholicNews, adding that “Journey into Life” sold 70 percent of the 98 exhibited paintings.

Heartspace participants come from different faiths and walks of life to journey together as a community.

Now in its third year as an art therapy ministry, Heartspace continues to seek to enhance the mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of individuals through creative self-expression in a group setting.

The exhibition “Drawn by grace” opens to the public from 5.00pm on Friday and runs from 9.00am to 10.00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Proceeds from the exhibition will go to Church of St. Mary of the Angels.

By Daniel Tay

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