Gift Shop & Art Gallery March Artist of the Month Meet & Greet Reception

Come meet our March artist of the month, Ben Powley at our Meet & Greet Reception on Friday, March 22nd, and see his display of icons!

Ben Powley: Ben was born and raised on a small farm in upstate New York. He attended the New England School of Art in Boston, majoring in commercial art. After graduation he worked as an Art Director in New England and the Philadelphia area. After retirement, he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, graduating with a Certificate. During his time at PAFA, he and his wife, Lynne, became Associates with the Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY. Holy Cross is an Episcopal Benedictine Monastery offering a wide variety of retreats. One of these retreats was an icon class led by Peter Pearson. He eventually took two classes with Pearson and since then has been continuing with his own icon writing. The purpose of an icon is to serve as a “window into heaven,” Some people find icons helpful in praying. Some find them a reminder of the “cloud of witnesses.” Ben hopes that, with these icons, people may grow closer to God.


Mar 22 2024


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Gift Shop Art Gallery and Reception Area
Gift Shop Art Gallery and Reception Area, St. David's Church