Curator's Statement
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The Artists

  Connie Backus-Yoder
  Joyce Caggiano
  Deborah A. Cantwell
  Mary Anne Carley
  Osuna Miguel Conesa
  James D. Curtis
  Kelly Daniels
  Barbara Desrosiers
  Cathy Gibbons
  Joel Haas
  Jenna Higgins
  C. Robin Janning
  Caroline Kramer
  Marcia Landry
  Jeanelle McCall
  Judith McManis
  Romney O. Nesbitt
  Margaret A. Parker
  Donna Rathert
  Lynn Runnells
  Deborah Scarff
  Suzanne Schleck
  Janet Strickler
  Susan Tilt
  Vanessa Wells
  Tracy Williams
  Copyright Statement
  Fear Not!
Casting in marble dust and resin

Joel Haas

“I work from the premise that angels are messages, not merely messengers from God. Thus, the angel that appears to the shepherds is the good news itself that addresses them and all people, then, now, and in the future. My angels address, you, the viewer, with the news. My angels are not merely standing, costumed figures in an old illustrated tableau. My object is not to illustrate an “old Bible story,” but rather a continuing story of today about “us,” not “them.”


Born NC 1951. Married. Lives and works in Raleigh, NC. Joel has been a full-time, free lance sculptor since 1981. He works in welded and forged steel as well as in figurative casting; in addition, Joel does a lot of digital manipulation of photos of the sculptures for non profits to use for fund raising. To participate in Joel Haas’ “Angel Share Project” using these and other images, visit www.joelsangelshare.org.

Joel Haas

Email: joelhaas@nc.rr.com
Parish: Church of the Nativity, Raleigh, North Carolina





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