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Friday, October 30th

Don’t miss this extraordinary evening of art and conversation between All Saints rector Ed Bacon and artist Richard Hearns — named one of Ireland’s most important young artists.

Born in Beirut and raised in Dublin, his paintings document a search for an idyll. Driven by a deep spiritual sensibility, his experiences and connections with separate locations and cultures are combined to form a triangular history. From Ed Bacon:

“Hope and I have gotten to know Richard Hearns and his beautiful paintings during our journeys to the homeland of the Celtic poet-philosopher, John O’Donohue, on the Western Coast of Ireland. This 35-year old artist and athlete embodies that Celtic spirituality where God is seen and revealed in the beauty of nature. Just as the poet Mary Oliver defines prayer as paying careful attention to creation, Richard Hearns embodies that prayerful attention in his paintings. Richard and I have communed together not only in his village church, in John O’Donohue’s favorite whiskey bar, as well as in gazing at Richard’s paintings. Now you get to see an exhibit of those paintings and join in a conversation we will have about Spirituality and the Creative Process. We will also get to sample the delicious Thai cooking of Richard’s wife, Boo. I hope you will join me for an evening of spirituality and beauty.”

richard hearns finished pieceFriday, October 30th beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Sweetland Hall

6pm | Art Exhibit of sixteen original paintings (paintings will be available for sale)
7pm | Conversation on “Celtic Spirituality and Creativity” with Ed Bacon & Richard Hearns

If you would like to see Richard’s artwork, visit his website here.

Please register here so we can more accurately plan how much food to prepare. For more information contact Maren Tompkins at mtompkins@allsaints-pas.org or 626.583.2711
For directions to All Saints Church, visit our website