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1 A multi-faceted sacred art exhibition May 3-5, 2013
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2 Contents Quick Links About Art for God’s Sake Guests of Honor Artists
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3 Quick Links | The hotlinks below will redirect to these specific sections
Contents Background Information About AFGS Mission Statement + Goal Guests of Honor Honorary Chairperson Archbishop Allen Vigneron Honorary Committee Chairperson Archbishop Allen Vigneron Vic Faust John + Kristan Hale Elizabeth Lev Michael J. Malinowski L. Brooks Patterson Antonio + Suzanne Rea John Sauvé Monsignor Anthony Tocco Teresa Tomeo Robert Wilbert Juror Barbara Heller Clergy + Religious Artists Father J.J. Mech Father Craig Giera Father Bob McCabe Brother Michael Gaffney Featured Artists Anthony John Bellomo William Butler Kathleen Bordo Crombie Sergio De Giusti Carol Kabrin Dominic Pangborn Suzanne M. Young AFGS Volunteers |Committee Poster Contest Call to Artists Event Schedule Attendees Sponsorships + Advertisements Media Gallery | AFGS News | Event Promos | Photos Contact Information Clicking on this symbol throughout this document while in presentation view will redirect you to this “Quick Links” page To Quick Links >> | | | MY STREET 12345, YOUR CITY, COUNTRY 3 | | P:

4 Background information
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5 About Art for God’s Sake
Art for God’s Sake (AFGS) is a juried, professional art show that highlights sacred themes. The three-day, multi-faceted exhibition includes an elegant opening-night gala, interactive art demos, and educational opportunities. It also showcases the non-juried artwork of well-known artists and local clergy The inspiring art celebration, a rarity in the Archdiocese of Detroit, will be presented May 3-5, 2013 on the campus of St. Anastasia Roman Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Fr. J.J. Mech, Pastor at St. Anastasia Roman Catholic Church in Troy, MI, created Art for God’s Sake with the basic goal of bringing any and all people together, and with art, presenting an opportunity to pray and to get to know the Lord. His hope is to bring this art show to the community and to allow us to immerse ourselves in the many ways that God can reach out to us through art.  Fr. Mech believes that Art For God’s Sake is an uplifting declaration and reminder that even when times are troubled, the Catholic Church protects and honors the masterful beauty expressed to us by talented artists who are blessed with a measure of the Lord’s creativity Prior to earning his degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and his Master of Divinity at Sacred Heart Seminary, Fr. Mech attended Michigan State University where he enrolled in an art history course providing him with his first opportunity to examine art. He noticed that the Church inspired the majority of the art studied Fr. Mech and the AFGS committee would like attendees to be inspired with the transcendent beauty of the art and to walk away feeling uplifted and with a different understanding of the Lord 2013 Event + When | Friday, May 3, 2013 thru Sunday, May 5, 2013 Where | Campus of St. Anastasia Roman Catholic Church, Troy, Michigan A portion of 2013 proceeds will benefit The Patrons of the Arts initiatives to preserve the vast and unique collection of art contained in the Vatican Museums Exhibit Director | Fr. J.J. Mech Exhibit Chair | Christine Broses To Quick Links >> | | P:

6 About Art for God’s Sake
Art for God’s Sake also strives to support artists. A poster contest, high school art show, and juried art show will give artists the opportunity to become eligible for prizes The AFGS poster contest will afford the winner an opportunity for his or her artwork to be used in advertising and promoting the event, an addition to one’s portfolio, and also a $100 prize During this challenging economy, arts programs often get cut. The committee is tying in with local schools to involve student artists in its high school art show. The purpose of AFGS is not only to display art, but for it to be utilized as a catechetical tool Work from jury-selected clergy artists and other artists will also be publicized in a catalog that will be distributed to AFGS attendees Art for God’s Sake is just that. It is art for the sake of God; it can draw us to know Him more fully. Scripture is beautiful poetry and the Holy Spirit can significantly move us. It is an opportunity to celebrate our history and be lifted up. Fr. Mech would like the community to be drawn in, to be inspired and really understand the art, and thus gain a better understanding of who created us For more about AFGS, please listen to Fr. J.J.’s inspiring interview about the launch of AFGS 2011 with Teresa Tomeo on EWTN Radio (Internet connection required) Supporting Artists + 2013 Poster Contest Prize - $100 Deadline – January 18, 2013 2013 High School Art Show Prizes: 1st Place - $100 2nd Place - $50 3rd Place - $25 2013 Juried Art Show Prizes 1st Place - $2,500 2nd Place - $1,500 3rd Place - $1,000 To Quick Links >> | | P:

7 Our Mission + Goal Our Mission Our Goal
To expose our community to the transcendent beauty of art while inviting artists to share their talents, so “the knowledge of God can be better revealed and the preaching of the Gospel can become clearer to the human mind” 1 1 SECOND VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL, Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World Gaudium et Spes, 22. Our Goal Our goal is to educate and inspire the community with sacred art, allowing people to spiritually connect and renew To Quick Links >> | | P:

8 Art for God’s Sake is a combined effort of faithful people who believe in its mission. These dedicated people include participating artists, devoted volunteers, generous attendees, individual donors, and various business owners and their staff Teamwork + Community To Quick Links >> 8 | | P:

9 AFGS provides artists with a rare and unique platform through which they can showcase their sacred artwork and through their medium express their faith Some feedback from AFGS artists: “It was an honor to be one of the juried artists. Great show. Hope to do it again next year!” (AFGS Facebook follower) “I would love to participate next year!” (AFGS Facebook follower) “It was a wonderful show and I was thrilled to be part of it as a juried artist. Hope you will do it again.” (AFGS Facebook follower) “I was honored to be among such wonderful, and creative talent...Congrats to all the artists!!! I hope to meet you some day!” (AFGS Facebook follower) “…a few photos I captured while at the event. It was an amazing grouping of artwork - most impressive! Thank you for all of your efforts.” (AFGS Facebook follower) “I did participate. I will next time too. Loved it!” (AFGS Twitter follower) AFGS Supports Artists To Quick Links >> 9 | | P:

10 Our 2013 motif is the sunflower. We relate to St
Our 2013 motif is the sunflower. We relate to St. John’s work, Iliotropion, which is the Greek word for helianthus (sunflower) For St. John, the sunflower was analogous to the agreement of the human will with the will of God. Daily, the sunflower turns its face from one side to the other, following the movement of the sun, much like our turning to God Iliotropion, in fact, looks at the Divine and human wills: "The only true means for attaining our happiness in this life and in the next is the constant turning of our attention within ourselves, to our own conscience, to our thoughts, words, and deeds, so as to raise them to passionlessness: this will reveal to us our mistakes in life and indicate the only path to salvation. This path is the entire devotion of our whole being, of our whole self with all the circumstances of our life, to the will of God. As a symbol of this our turning to God we may take the growth of the sunflower; let it be ever before our eyes” Sunflower Source: To Quick Links >> 10 | | P:

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12 Honorary Chairperson Guests of Honor 12
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13 Honorary Chairperson | Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron
His Excellency Most Reverend, Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit, is the Honorary Chairperson of Art for God’s Sake He was present at AFGS 2011 and is supportive of the faith’s rich tradition of sacred art “The arts in all their forms can serve to elevate our souls, to inspire us, and to beautify our world. Even more importantly, the arts so often are able to serve as powerful signs of God’s infinite truth, goodness, and beauty. The arts can evoke emotion, prompt reflection and meditation, and help us to engage in a more perfect worship of Our Lord, who created us mind, body, and soul” Website: To Quick Links >> | | P:

14 Honorary Committee Guests of Honor 14
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15 Honorary Committee Chairperson
Most Reverend Allen Vigneron Archbishop Allen Vigneron was born in Mount Clemens and raised in Fair Haven He is the first native son appointed to be Archbishop of Detroit Installed as Archbishop of Detroit in January 2009 Archbishop Vigneron has focused on the revitalization of the local Church He has overseen a restructuring of the Archdiocesan curia; implemented a second phase of Together in Faith parish-centered strategic planning; and has implemented a five-year capital initiative, Changing Lives Together, which involves all parishes within the Archdiocese As a spiritual leader, Archbishop Vigneron has encouraged the Archdiocese in embracing new devotions; strengthened ties with other Christian and religious leaders in the area; and has been a vocal and present leader on the issues of the right to life and religious freedom Website: To Quick Links >> | | P:

16 Honorary Committee |Vic Faust
Vic Faust is co-anchor of Action News This Morning and Action News at Noon. He previously anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. sportscasts on Action News Weekend and hosted the 30 minute Sunday Sports Update Prior to joining channel 7 in 2004, Vic worked at KQTV in St. Joseph, MO, KMIZ in Columbia, MO and KOKI in Tulsa, OK as a Sports Director/Anchor. He began his broadcasting career as a color-commentator on the Missouri Tiger Radio Network, following a 4-year football career as a Tiger When asked what it takes to be successful, Vic says, "Act with integrity, be honest, keep your faith and bring your best every day” When Vic isn't chasing down a story for Channel 7, he enjoys working out and spending as much time as possible with his family. He is married with three children To Quick Links >> | | P:

17 Honorary Committee | John + Kristan Hale
Kristan Hale, has been active in the community and arts since attending Divine Child High School. She graduated with a teaching certificate from Western Michigan University and earned her Masters Degree in Reading Recovery from Eastern Michigan University. Kristan is a former Dearborn Public Schools teacher of 10 years and worked as an historical interpreter at Greenfield Village.  She is an active member of a number of organizations including Legatus, Detroit Chapter Mr. John Hale graduated from the University of Michigan and obtained his law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy.   He worked as a clerk for Chief Justice Riley on the Michigan Supreme Court, was an associate at Bodman, Longley, & Dahling, LLP, and later worked as in-house counsel at Ford Motor Company In 2000, John left the practice of law to join Corporate Travel, a family business, where he currently serves as President and co-owner.  Mr. Hale is also a member of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta - American Association, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, the Board of the Detroit Chapter of Legatus, the Cardinal’s Club, and the Board of Regents for Ave Maria University pending Website: John and Kristan Hale reside in Dearborn, Michigan where they maintain a tremendous interest in the arts, particularly the sacred arts. They are the co-chairs of the Michigan Chapter of The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums To Quick Links >> | | P:

18 Honorary Committee |Elizabeth Lev
Dr. Elizabeth Lev is an American-born art historian who lives and works in Rome.  She describes herself as “a joyful member of the Rome faculty” at Duquesne University’s Italian Campus program, where she has taught art history since nearly the very beginning of the program’s existence Among a small number of Americans who has passed the stringent licensing exam for guides in Italy, her services as a guide are in high demand and she has been privileged to accompany many distinguished visitors, including former First Lady Laura Bush, through the Vatican Museums and to other sites of interest in Rome and beyond She appeared in the History Channel’s program “Angels and Demons Decoded” and served as the host of “Catholic Canvas,” a 10-part television series on the art of the Vatican Museums that aired on EWTN. She has written numerous articles for Inside the Vatican, Sacerdos and First Things magazine, and also writes a regular column with Zenit News Agency In addition to all this, Elizabeth has found time to recently complete her first biography, The Tigress of Forli: The Remarkable Story of Caterina Riario Sforza To Quick Links >> | | P:

19 Honorary Committee |Michael J. Malinowski
The Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and defense of the priesthood The Order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and is unequivocal in its loyalty to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth. It is firmly committed to the protection of human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family Brother Knights work to fulfill the central mission of the Order: striving in charitable works; serving the Church and unified in following its teachings; supporting brother Knights in their temporal and spiritual needs; acting for the good of their country; and giving aid to widows, orphans, the sick and the poor As state deputy of the Michigan Knights of Columbus, Michael J. Malinowski is the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the 70,000-member Michigan State Council of the Knights of Columbus He was elected state deputy in 2012 after earlier serving two years each as state secretary, state treasurer, state advocate, and state warden To Quick Links >> | | P:

20 Honorary Committee |L. Brooks Patterson
L. Brooks Patterson is in his fifth term as Oakland County Executive. Under his leadership, Oakland County has won the respect of Wall Street, retaining the coveted AAA bond rating with a stable outlook. Oakland County became the first in the nation to pass a balanced three-year budget in line-item detail. Patterson shares the formula of Oakland County’s success in these trying economic times with local government leaders at annual budget symposiums Patterson continues to transform Oakland County from a manufacturing economy to a knowledge based-economy through his Emerging Sectors and Medical Main Street programs, Automation Alley and the recently-established Economic Growth Alliance He strives to improve the quality of life in Oakland County from challenging Oakland schools to teach Mandarin Chinese, to encouraging kids to get active in his Count Your Steps program to creating family-friendly events such as the Fire and Ice Festival in Rochester and Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak. Patterson presides over 4,000 employees who commit to making Oakland County a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family Website: To Quick Links >> | | P:

21 Honorary Committee |Antonio + Suzanne Rea
Antonio and Suzanne Rea of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, are the parents of five children, three of whom have graduated from Notre Dame. Tony earned a degree in architectural engineering from Lawrence Institute of Technology and opened his own business in He is president of A. Rea Construction, Inc. and Fairmount Properties, a commercial real estate firm. He is also chairman of Thrifty Florist, Inc., a retail florist chain; his eldest son, Chris, is chief executive. He is a trustee or board member of Legatus, the Papal Foundation, and the John Paul II Cultural Center, and is on the board of regents at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida Suzanne graduated from the University of Cincinnati with degrees in fine arts, history, and education. She is committed to church, school, cultural, and charitable associations. Of particular importance to Suzanne is the Patron of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, dedicated to the preservation and restoration of all of the artwork at the Vatican The Rea Endowment has enabled the acquisition of post-medieval materials from the Cinquecento to the contemporary era; materials in Renaissance Italian studies, including histories of Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan; the writings of world-renowned thinkers such as Leonardo Bruni and Leonardo da Vinci; the poetry of Petrarcha; the love sonnets of the Dolce stil nuovo; and contemporary Italian literature, film, and music. It also gives Notre Dame the means to acquire materials in Italian art history, particularly as it is embodied in the religious works of art and architecture patronized by the Roman Catholic Church To Quick Links >> | | P:

22 Honorary Committee |John Sauvé
Sauvé prompted the creation of the Brighton Mayor’s Commission on Art in Public Places in Brighton, Michigan, and served as its chairperson. Under Sauvé’s guidance, the Commission developed the Brighton Biennial Sculpture Exhibit, which installed 28 pieces of large-scale public art in the City of Brighton His other accomplishments include: Curating the City of Birmingham Cityscapes Sculpture Exhibit Conceiving the development of the Green Oak Village Place Sculpture Park 2008: The American Institute of Architects recognized his Design of the Green Oak Village Place Sculpture Park with the Merit Award Served as curator of the Blue Water International Sculpture Exhibit between Canada and the United States Presently overseeing the sculpture installation in the Stone Ridge Sculpture Park just outside Manhattan in Upstate New York, the Lyon Sculpture Park in New Hudson and the Detroit Riverfront Sculpture Park 2010: Sauvé’s artwork was commissioned by the Marc Ecko Foundation to be the first public sculpture exhibit installed on New York City’s Highline 2011: As part of the Art Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, Sauvé’s sculpture was located in front of the Merchandise Mart in Downtown Chicago Installation of the first sculpture on the Detroit Riverfront in over 20 years Serving arts and cultural organizations, including the Birmingham Public Art Board, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Michigan Commission on Art in Public Places, and Concerned Citizens for the Arts John Sauvé holds a Master of Arts Administration from Michigan State University and a Bachelor in Marketing and Art History also from Michigan State University John has been making sculptures for over thirty years out of his studio in Brighton, Michigan. In addition to making large scale sculpture, John enjoys doing smaller scale work for gallery exhibitions. He has numerous group exhibitions and many awards to his credit Photo via Website: John Sauvé served as Executive Assistant to the founding Director of the Michigan Council for Arts, E. Ray Scott, with responsibility for the Michigan Commission on Art in Public Places To Quick Links >> | | P:

23 Honorary Committee |Monsignor Anthony Tocco
He holds an MA in guidance and counseling from the University of Detroit and an MDiv from St. John’s Provincial Seminary. Monsignor has been a vicariate vicar, Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council and College of Consultor member, and trustee of Madonna University. He is a member of the Foundation Committee for St. Vincent de Paul Society with a particular emphasis on improvement to Camp Ozanam. Monsignor Tocco was a member of the Board of Directors of Marian High School and the Board of Trustees of Madonna University. He has been a co-chair of the SOCK event for several years, having been personally committed to the work of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen since ordination Reverend Monsignor Tocco is the founding father of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival sponsored by St. Hugo, Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church and Temple Beth-El, all in Bloomfield Hills In 1987, Monsignor Tony was appointed by Cardinal Edmund Szoka to act as Site Director for the visit of the Holy Father Monsignor Tony, a member of the College of Consultors of the Archdiocese of Detroit, was asked by Cardinal Adam Maida to take charge of the restoration/renovation of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Reverend Monsignor Anthony Tocco is a native Detroiter, the twelfth of thirteen children. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 5, 1965; his first assignment was as Assistant Pastor of St. Veronica’s parish, East Detroit; he then moved on to St. Margaret of Scotland Parish in St. Clair Shores, and is now pastor of St. Hugo of the Hills Parish, Bloomfield Hills. He was elevated to the Honorary Prelature of Monsignor on May 14, 1990 by the Holy Father To Quick Links >> | | P:

24 Honorary Committee |Teresa Tomeo
Teresa Tomeo is a veteran broadcast-journalist with more than 20 years of experience as a radio and TV news reporter and anchorwoman mainly in the Detroit area Teresa first served as an award-winning radio reporter and radio news anchor receiving recognition for her work from the Associated Press, The Detroit Press Club, and the American Women in Radio and TV. She has worked as a reporter/anchor for WKBD-TV 50 and at Detroit’s ABC affiliate, WXYZ-TV Channel 7, covering some of the most significant stories of the ‘90s, including the Oklahoma City Bombing and the 1995 visit to the United States by Pope John Paul II In 2000, Teresa decided to leave the secular media to help families and other concerned citizens engage the culture She is now an author, a syndicated Catholic talk show host on her own program, Catholic Connection, on Ave Maria Radio, a professional speaker, and a media consultant. Most recently, she was invited to Rome to be one of only 260 international delegates to participate in the 20th anniversary of Mulieris Dignitatum, a “Congress on Women” Teresa emceed AFGS 2011 and returns to AFGS as part of our 2013 Honorary Committee Website: To Quick Links >> | | P:

25 Honorary Committee |Robert Wilbert
His philosophy and methodology have deeply interconnected the artists in our cultural community Mr. Wilbert’s art has been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of New York, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and The Detroit Institute of Arts The art of Mr. Wilbert continues to show at the Detroit Institute of Arts today Robert Wilbert now teaches painting at The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Mr. Wilbert was the main juror for Art For God’s Sake 2011 He was born in Chicago, Illinois In his 40-year tenure in painting instruction at Wayne State University, he became a widely admired and beloved mentor To Quick Links >> | | P:

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27 Juror | Barbara Heller Barbara Heller is the Chief Conservator at the Detroit Institute of Arts At the November 1989 annual meeting of the Michigan Museums Association, Barbara presented a session on Disaster Planning and Mitigation sponsored by the Michigan Alliance The session was important not just to museums but to all institutions and organizations that house irreplaceable resources To Quick Links >> | | P:

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29 Clergy + Religious Artists
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30 Clergy + Religious Artists|Fr. J.J. Mech
Fr. Mech transferred to Sacred Heart Major Seminary and continued to pursue this passion by working with watercolors and eventually being hired by area churches to design and create their Paschal Candles.  He also created the Seminary’s welcome banner for Pope John Paul II’s visit to Detroit Fr. Mech was inspired by the abundance of Pewabic Tile on campus.  His own low-relief tile work includes a fiftieth anniversary limited edition piece for Our Lady of Loretto, where he also created the stone-and-wood presider’s chair and the tiles for the side-altar shrine to the Blessed Virgin Fr. Mech brings this art show to the community to help us fully celebrate our continually developing identity as a parish, and to allow us to immerse ourselves in the many ways that God can reach out to us through art.  The pastor believes that Art For God’s Sake is an uplifting declaration and reminder that even when times are troubled, the Catholic church has always protected and honored the masterful beauty translated to us by the expressive talents of those who are given a measure of the Lord’s creativity Fr. J.J. Mech grew up in Dearborn Heights, MI.  He attended Catholic schools for 12 years before going to Michigan State University. There, he had the transforming experience of taking an art history class, where he was introduced to a grand love of art, as if “God had turned on a light switch” To Quick Links >> | | P:

31 Clergy + Religious Artists|Fr. Craig Giera
Fr. Craig Giera received a Bachelors in Fine Arts at Wayne State University with a double concentration in painting and sculpture Fr. Giera: “Before hearing ‘the call,’ I lived my life as an artist.  I always tried to further my creativity and develop my technical ability in whatever media I used.  I entered school and received a Bachelors in Fine Arts at Wayne State University with a double concentration in painting and sculpture.  Once school was over, I had some success displaying and selling my art at different venues.  After working for a number of years in a gallery, I began a new body of work in order to apply to graduate school.  In the paint and solitude I heard God and found myself.   Art was the forum where I was able to discern my vocation and where my prayer became alive.  I was ordained a Catholic Priest on May 22, 2010 and I am currently the Associate Pastor at St. Fabian Parish and St. Colman Parish in Farmington Hills, MI” To Quick Links >> | | P:

32 Clergy + Religious Artists|Fr. Bob McCabe
My main interest in photography is taking pictures of people.  Many of them are informal portraits; others examine the human condition, focusing on the needs of those who are poor and struggling.  Some of these photographs appeared in the December 2009 issue of the Hour Detroit magazine I was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1995.  I am currently serving as the pastor of St. Pius X parish in Southgate, Michigan As a priest, it is very important to have a creative outlet. Photography affords me a beautiful opportunity to see God working in the creative process. When I take pictures, I never know what the end result will be.  God coordinates so much of what takes place.  The who, what, where, and how a picture will be taken normally is unknown to me when I set out to take pictures I once asked a friend, who was returning from fishing, if he had a good day.  He said, ‘Bob, every day fishing is a good day.’  I feel the same way whenever I return from having taken pictures” “My fondest memories from my high school years were those spent taking pictures and working in the photo lab (dark room).  It was the first time I really excelled in any particular area.  The creative process captured my imagination. During my college years at Mercy College, I took many photography courses.  Although photography has always been a great passion of mine, I didn’t pursue photography as my livelihood To Quick Links >> | | P:

33 Clergy + Religious Artists|Br. Michael Gaffney
Br. Gaffney then moved to Detroit where his work is to handle the creative side of fundraising for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Missions, Father Solanus Casey Center and the needs of the Capuchins’ Province.  He attended the Center for Creative Studies and has created a variety of artwork for the Province and for various ministries and individuals His forms of work include: Graphic Design, Illustrations, Photography, Sculpture, Sketching, Drawing, Painting, Pen & Ink-Pointillism, Iconography, Large Street Banners and Signs, Logo Designs and various other means of art One of his largest creations has been for the Capuchin Cemetery in Wisconsin as well as for the Capuchin Province of St. Mary in Yonkers, New York of a life size Bronze Sculpture called, “The Embrace of Sister Death.”  Recently he did the painting of the meeting between St. Andre Bessett and Father Solanus which was featured in the Michigan Catholic and hangs in the Chapel of St. Bonaventure Monastery and the Bronze Statue of St. Anthony for Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Michigan Several of his bronze reliefs of Francis and Clare displayed in the Capuchin College in Rome, the Capuchin Friary in Assisi, and the Capuchin Friary in Peru. Br. Gaffney is grateful for all that he’s been able to create and to share Brother Michael Gaffney is a Capuchin Franciscan living in Detroit, Michigan and originally from North Dakota and Minnesota. He entered the Capuchin Order after High School He worked at the St. Lawrence High School Seminary in Wisconsin as a printer mainly of work involving fundraising for the school.  It was there that he had the opportunity to expand his love for the Arts To Quick Links >> | | P:

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35 Featured Artist|Anthony John Bellomo
A.J. Bellomo is a sculptor, designer, and former art educator. His works have ranged from commercial construction and community space design/landscape, to residential building/renovation and private gardens. From religious art to signage with sensitivity and warmth, wood carvings have dominated his works Bellomo describes himself as “an artist with many hats” who offers himself to people and their community as an empty vessel when invited to do so.  He takes their “communion of dreams, prayers, and stories” spills them out, and makes art Bellomo’s boyhood dream was to build churches. He also loved woodcarvings. After receiving a degree in education from Wayne State University and becoming a member of The National Teachers Association, he began teaching art in  He later became a licensed residential builder in Michigan and began doing residential renovations, developing shopping centers, and creating daycare environments.  In all his projects, Tony does research into the owners’ personalities, needs, and desires so that his work tends to improve lives in addition to structures. He hopes that people interact with the spaces he builds As a member of the Society for the Arts in Health Care, Tony enjoys helping those who need some extra special care. This coalition of artists and medical professionals are documenting empirical data on art experiences in a health care setting and the positive effects art has on all involved Tony has been part of building Cathedrals and Temples, Mosques and Synagogues all his life. Holy places all: homes, schools, gardens, hospitals, malls and even a tree house. By listening to others and helping them put a shape to their dreams, he has realized his own To Quick Links >> | | P:

36 Featured Artist|William Butler
William Butler is an established, nationally known artist. He creates inspirational Studio, Live, and Commissioned works of art; his paintings have been purchased from coast to coast. William strives to use his talents for God’s glory, bringing more than twenty years of experience as an artist and a graphic designer to each painting William, his wife Ronja, and their boys recently moved from Des Moines, Iowa, to Camden, New Jersey, to open William’s gallery & studio and to expand their business: Thomas Lift, a socially conscious company creating inspired art, design – and soon clothing – as a brand of love and justice. Camden is a city riddled with crime and poverty; however, the Butler family desires to help bring restoration to its people The Butlers were blessed to participate in Art for God’s Sake in 2011 and look forward to presenting a live-art experience in 2013 Websites: To Quick Links >> | | P:

37 Featured Artist|Kathleen Bordo Crombie
Kathleen Bordo Crombie is a nationally recognized contemporary basket artist with gallery representation and pieces in several private collections and has exhibited her work at the Sybaris Gallery, Craft Alliance, Appalachian Center for Craft, and the Works Gallery amongst others She taught contemporary basketry workshops at multiple national venues including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Center for Creative Studies, the Textile Arts Center, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Telluride Basketry Symposium.  In 1994 she presented “In the Making: A Look at Contemporary Basketry” as a guest lecturer during the “Warped Notions: Traditional and Contemporary Basket Forms” exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts Since 2005, and being influenced by Pope John Paul II’s “Letter to Artists”, Crombie’s artistic interest  moved from contemporary basketry to traditional iconography.  Having studied iconography with Peter Pearson at St. Michael Sacred Art Institute at Enders Island, CT, Dmitri Andrejev of the Prosopon School of Iconology at Conception Abbey at Conception, MO, and with Fr. Damian Higgins from Mount Tabor Monastery in California, she enjoys the flexibility of working with either acrylic or egg tempera paints The six-foot high cut-out icon of the “Corpus of Christ,” was originally created for the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Women’s Conference in 2006 and 2007 and is currently installed for public veneration in the Eucharistic Chapel of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, MI.  “Our Lady of Philermos” icon was commissioned by the Order of Malta, American Association – Michigan Chapter and is displayed for public veneration at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit, MI.  Other selected and commissioned icons in private collections include St. Gemma of Galgani, St. Patrick of Ireland, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. John the Evangelist.  A life-size icon of The Divine Mercy, commissioned by the Servants of Jesus of the Divine Mercy for the Divine Mercy Center in Eastpointe, MI will be solemnly blessed and installed for public veneration on the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15, 2010 To Quick Links >> | | P:

38 Featured Artist|Sergio De Giusti
His commissioned works include: Twenty panels for the State of Michigan Library and Archives Building in Lansing Four bronze panels on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King for Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti In Detroit, in The Italian Consulate offices, The Rick Finley USDEA Building, Wayne State University, and The Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan building.  Most recently, De Giusti finished 29 bronze reliefs for The Labor Legacy Monument in Hart Plaza Exhibits The Detroit Institute of Art The Newark Museum The Tampa Museum The Minnesota Museum of Art The Smithsonian The British Museum, London The Council of Cultural Affairs, Stockholm The Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest The Institute of Culture, Zacatecas, Mexico Website: Sergio De Giusti was born in Maniago, Italy.  He is a sculptor who received his BFA and MFA from Wayne State University To Quick Links >> | | P:

39 Featured Artist|Carole Kabrin
Her clients include: ABC Network, CBS Network, NBC Network, CNN, FOX Network News, ESPN, The Associated Press, The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, Monthly Detroit Magazine, and all of the local television news stations in the Detroit area She completed an internship with Walt Disney Studios in feature animation.  Ms. Kabrin’s work has appeared in several documentaries, most notably Michael Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine” and a documentary on the Slutti trial with Court TV Over a dozen Kabrin originals are on view at the U.S. District Court House in Detroit.  Ms. Kabrin’s work is in two collections at the University of Michigan, one of which is adorning the walls of the student lounge at the University of Michigan’s Law School.  Most recently, Ms. Kabrin had a one-woman show at the Birmingham Community House in Birmingham, Michigan. Yearly, Ms. Kabrin participates in the Pioneer Building Annual Open House, which is a part of the Art Detroit tour. Ms. Kabrin’s work is in the collection of hundreds of attorneys and judges nationwide Ms. Kabrin is an adjunct instructor, teaching Drawing the Human Figure and Creative Vis, at the College For Creative Studies, in Detroit. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Wayne State University Website: Carole Kabrin is an Emmy-award winning artist, a native of Detroit For over 35 years, Ms. Kabrin has covered famous trials and hearings for local and network television news as an artist reporter. The Supreme Court of the United States in Washington D.C. was her main assignment for over 12 years, on exclusive retainer, with ABC network news To Quick Links >> | | P:

40 Featured Artist|Dominic Pangborn
Pangborn received his formal education at the prestigious Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, an elite institution that also trained Walt Disney and other luminaries.  He started his art career in Chicago before moving to Detroit.  Always striving to develop his talents, Pangborn continued his studies at: The Illustrators’ Workshop in Tarrytown, New York; Syracuse University; and the executive program at Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.  Pangborn was also a professor at the College for Creative Studies and has received an Honorary Doctorate from Marygrove College in Detroit Pangborn’s multi-dimensional career spans graphic design and fashion design as well as fine art.  Pangborn’s critically acclaimed art has appeared in galleries around the world, and is incorporated into fashion, home decor, and other media A fervent believer in giving back to the community, Dominic Pangborn served on a variety of boards for charities and not-for-profit organizations.  As a Korean adoptee brought to America, he reflects on the opportunities presented to him and in turn gives passionately of his time, talent, and heart Websites: To Quick Links >> | | P:

41 Featured Artist|Suzanne M. Young
Suzanne M. Young was born in Detroit, Michigan. She began her education with a scholarship to the prestigious Pratt School of Art & Design in New York. She received a B.A. in Education from Mercy College and her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture from Eastern Michigan University During her early years of creating sculpture, Young felt God calling her to give Him more honor and glory. Soon, creating secular art felt meaningless to Young, so she began sculpting religious art full time. As soon as Young responded to God’s call, her career skyrocketed; she now has artwork displayed in churches, hospitals, and schools throughout the country A few examples include: Life-sized Mary at Pax Christi Catholic Church, Rochester, MN Risen Christ at a hospital chapel in Kenosha, WI Risen Christ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Grosse Ile, MI Life-sized Crucified Christ at St. Andrew Church, Rochester, MI Life-sized St. Vincent de Paul at Providence Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI Healthcare Themes at Genesys Medical Center in Flint, MI Christ with the Elderly at Little Sisters of the Poor Home, Mobile, AL Life-sized Risen Christ at Our Lady of Providence Center, Plymouth, MI Last Supper at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Aurora, CO Website: To Quick Links >> | | P:

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43 AFGS Volunteers | Committee
FR. J.J. MECH Exhibit Director + MARCI AIUTO Chair, Opening Night + MARIAN BART Chair, Saturday | Website + MARYANN BRANI Secretary | Archivist + CHRISTINE BROSES Exhibit Chair + BRIAN BURGIN Finance + Facilities Manager + MARYANN CARIS Decorations + ERCY CORONEL Media Specialist + CHRIS DOWDALL Chair, Concessions | School Art + JUDITH KOEHLER Special Projects + To Quick Links >> | | P:

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45 Poster Contest Our poster contest was open to artists of all ages
The creator of the selected design receives a $100 prize The winning design was used in posters used to promote the Art for God’s Sake 2013 throughout the Metro Detroit area and will be on display for all event attendees to see during the event Deadline to register and submit artwork was January 18, 2013 Guidelines and details: 2011 winning poster design By Calvin Rye 2013 winning poster design by Jaclyn Caris To Quick Links >> | | P:

46 Poster Contest All 2011 poster contest entries were displayed during the event To Quick Links >> | | P:

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48 Call to Artists Art for God’s Sake invites artists to submit their artwork for its juried sacred art show scheduled to take place at St. Anastasia Church in Troy, MI on May 3-5, 2013 Eligibility AFGS is open to all artists and all media. Selection of art will be done by our jurors with respect to our Mission Statement and the inspirational, spiritual, and religious aspect of the work(s) submitted.  A brief description of your work will be requested.  Each submitted work must be original, and new to this exhibit (not shown at AFGS 2011) $5,000 in prizes will be awarded 1st Place – $2,500 2nd Place – $1,500 3rd Place – $1,000 Exhibition Timeline Now – 2/28/ :: Entry submission 3/1/13 – 3/31/13 :: Artwork reviewed by our selection committee 4/1/13 :: Artist notification 4/29/13 :: Artwork must be received by 4/29/13.   See shipping notes on website 4/30/13 :: Artwork installation 5/3/13 – 5/5/13 :: Gallery open 5/6/13 – 5/10/13 :: Artwork removal; must be picked up by 5/10/13 Professional lighting and space to display artwork in an elegant setting will be provided Complete rules: To Quick Links >> | | P:

49 Call to Artists | 2011 Results + Data
AFGS 2011 Included 18 featured artists and 127 juried artists Each artist presented one to three pieces of artwork for the show The juried artists presented a total of 295 pieces 1st place ($2,500) Mary Chriss | Watching for Us | Contemporary Icon 2nd place ($,1500) Robert Eustace | Passion 3 | Mixed Media 3rd place ($500) Timothy Schmalz | Lest We Forget | Sculpture 2011 1st Place Winner Watching for Us (Contemporary Icon) By Mary Chriss To Quick Links >> | | P:

50 Event schedule To Quick Links >> 50 | | P:

51 Schedule|Friday Opening Night | May 3, 2013
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52 Schedule|Saturday Daytime | May 4, 2013
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53 Schedule|Saturday Evening | May 4, 2013
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54 Schedule|Sunday |May 5, 2013 To Quick Links >> | | P:

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56 Attendees Over 1,200 people attended AFGS 2011
Based on AFGS 2011 | Photos courtesy of HOUR Detroit Magazine Over 1,200 people attended AFGS 2011 Attendees included: Artists Influential people from the Detroit area Art aficionados Clergy Families What AFGS attendees are saying: “You don’t want to miss this! I can’t encourage people enough to come to this amazing art show! I went to the first exhibit two years ago, on the last day, in the last hours and it was just jaw-dropping, inspiring, and just moved me beyond words. I kept wishing I had gone sooner so I could tell everyone to come. Now it is returning and I have that opportunity. COME!!! You’ll feel like you stepped into the DIA…of God’s masterpieces.” “It was amazing – our family is so looking forward to spending more time exploring this amazing exhibit.” To Quick Links >> | | P:

57 Sponsorships + Advertisements
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58 Sponsorships + Advertisements
Support of a good cause provides an opportunity to show potential customers that you are involved and active in the community in which you do business. Additionally, customers will patronize businesses that they know care and support causes that are important to them. AFGS SPONSORSHIP + ADVERTISEMENT BENEFITS AFGS SPONSORSHIP + ADVERTISEMENT COMPONENTS Promote your business to a wide audience from across the Metro Detroit area Receive product placement in front of a captive audience for up to three days Receive online promotions via social media Involve your business with an event that will have over 1,000 in attendance - a cost-effective way for your business to gain consideration and awareness Partner with AFGS via giveaways. In 2011, over 22,000 people participated in our online statue giveaway Please note: Sponsorship components vary by package Examples: Event signage Product placement at event Advertisement in commemorative program Sponsorship logo on Tie-ins with AFGS social media Blog Facebook Google+ Twitter To Quick Links >> | | P:

59 Sponsorships Archangel Sponsorship Cherubim Sponsorship Guardian Angel
+ Cherubim Sponsorship + Guardian Angel Sponsorship + $5,000 Includes: Six (6) VIP tickets to Friday Opening Night Gala Ten (10) tickets to Saturday Evening Events Promotion on our website, local publications, full-page ad in our commemorative program and prominent signage at the event $2,500 Includes: Four (4) VIP tickets to Friday Opening Night Gala Six (6) tickets to Saturday Evening Events Promotion on our website, ½ page ad in our commemorative program and signage at the event $1,500 Includes: Two (2) VIP tickets to Friday Opening Night Gala Four (4) tickets to Saturday Evenings Events Promotion via our website, ¼ page ad in our commemorative program and signage at the event To Quick Links >> | | P:

60 Sponsorships In-Kind Sponsorship Creative Sponsorship
+ Creative Sponsorship + Examples of this include: products, services, volunteers, etc. Promotional consideration at event will be commensurate with the value of your in-kind donation Examples of this include: sponsoring an artist’s exhibit, sponsoring an exhibit room or an activity at the 3-day event Promotional consideration at the event will be commensurate with the value of your sponsorship To Quick Links >> | | P:

61 Advertisements | Commemorative Program
Outside Back Cover + Inside Front Cover + Full Page + $1,500 Full-color ad Link to your business’s website on Art for God’s Sake website $1,200 7 ¾” wide by 9¾” high Link to your business’s website on Art for God’s Sake website $1,000 7 ¾” wide by 9¾” high Half Page + Quarter Page + Business Card or Donor Roster + $500 7 ¾” wide by 4¾” high $300 3¾” wide by 4¾” high Business Card $100 Donor Roster $50 To Quick Links >> | | P:

62 AFGS News | Event Promos | Photos
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63 Media Gallery | Event Promos
AFGS 2011 was promoted online and offline. AFGS 2013 promotions to include radio, print, and online advertising, as well as social media. CROSS-PROMOTION Cross-promotion between AFGS and official media partner, Ave Maria Radio, helped increase awareness of the 2011 event via on-air interviews Cross promotion between AFGS and local businesses / supporters Cross promotion between AFGS and artists Promotion + accolades from AFGS fans and other supporters To Quick Links >> | | P:

64 Media Gallery | Event Promos
Cross-promotion between AFGS and official media partner, Ave Maria Radio, provided targeted reach and helped increase awareness of the 2011 event via on-air interviews; additional coverage on WDET radio To Quick Links >> | | P:

65 Media Gallery | Event Promos
Cross-promotion between AFGS and official media partner, Ave Maria Radio, provided targeted reach and helped increase awareness of the 2011 event via on-air interviews; additional coverage on WDET radio To Quick Links >> | | P:

66 Media Gallery | Event Promos
Cross promotion between AFGS and local businesses / supporters help increase traffic to each others’ social sites and websites, likely increasing brand awareness for both parties To Quick Links >> | | P:

67 Media Gallery | Event Promos
Cross promotion between AFGS and artists – we support each other! To Quick Links >> | | P:

68 Media Gallery | Event Promos
Promotion + accolades from AFGS fans and other supporters Many artists also blogged about the event and the event was posted in local event listings online ( and Yahoo!) To Quick Links >> | | P:

69 Media Gallery | Event Promos
Additional media coverage on: John Sauvé’s Art & Design Show HOUR Detroit Magazine Metro Detroit + Ann Arbor Church bulletins CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) The Michigan Catholic Oakland Press Troy Times Michigan Catholic Credit Union To Quick Links >> | | P:

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73 Media Gallery | Photos Photos courtesy of HOUR Detroit Magazine, 2011 To Quick Links >> | | P:

74 Media Gallery | Photos Photos courtesy of HOUR Detroit Magazine, 2011 To Quick Links >> | | P:

75 Media Gallery | Photos Photos courtesy of HOUR Detroit Magazine, 2011 To Quick Links >> | | P:

76 Media Gallery | Photos Photos courtesy of HOUR Detroit Magazine, 2011 To Quick Links >> | | P:

77 2011 Recap Over 1,200 attendees A portion of proceeds were donated to St. Aloysius’ Canticle Café, a warming center for the poor Music was composed by Daniel Knaggs, specifically for Art for God’s Sake. Knaggs took first place in the Musica Sacra th International Composers Competition, which is under honorary patronage of the Vatican's Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music The show included 18 featured artists and 127 juried artists. The juried artists presented a total of 295 pieces There were over 22,000 votes made as part of our online statue giveaway, in partnership with Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association To Quick Links >> | | P:

78 Contact Art for God’s Sake
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79 Thank You! | | P: 248.906.2347
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