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
  One in the Light
Acrylic on canvas, 14" x 18"

Donna Rathert

Based on a peace meditation by Marianne Williamson, the viewer is invited to envision the Israeli (on the left) with light coming from the core of her being. The same process is followed with the Palestinian (on the right). We are invited, then, to beam forth our own light so that theirs grows and merges into the Source of all Being through whom we all are one. It was a surprise to me as I painted their ever brighter auras to see them converge at shoulder level--suggesting that women bear a special responsibility in peacemaking. Surely the Prince of Peace, the Light of the Whole World, surrounds these women and their sisters with deep compassion as they lean into greater harmony. At the base of the painting is the word “peace” in Aramaic—the language Jesus spoke.


Donna has been a Spiritual director and labyrinth facilitator since 1996, iconographer since 2000, and Global Mother artist since fall, 2004. Her Website is www.reflectionministries.net

Donna Rathert

Email: DRRathert@hotmail.com
Parish: St. Luke’s Episcopal, Kalamazoo, Michigan


Image #2: O War-Torn Town of Bethlehem




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