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Kathy Hastings and the By/For Project

By Mark D. Roberts | Thursday, February 11, 2010

One of the unusual features of Laity Lodge is our interest in and excitement for the arts. At the Laity Lodge retreat center we have The Cody Center, an art gallery that doubles as a concert hall. The Cody Center includes two art studios in which retreat participants can do art and not just look at it. We always have an artist in residence who provides guidance for those who visit the studios, which are fully stocked with top-notch supplies, and which are available to our guests at no additional charge. (Photo: Inside of the Cody Center art gallery.)

At the most recent Laity Lodge retreat, our artist in residence was Kathy Hastings. She is, among other things, an amazing photographer.  Here is a photo of one of Kathy’s masterpieces. It’s called “Stone Wave. Maestoso.” It is a photo of one of the canyon walls at Laity Lodge, along the Frio River.

Kathy’s art has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. But you can enjoy her work by visiting her website.  If you take some time to explore this site, you’ll be glad you did.

Kathy has recently been involved in the By/For Project.  This endeavor seeks to create works of art “by the church and for the church.” By/For has featured works by such leading artists as Michael Card and Makoto Fujimura. The artists who are involved with the By/For Project are giving away what they produce. That’s the “for the church” part of the By/For vision.

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4 Responses to “Kathy Hastings and the By/For Project”

  1. Thomas Buck Says:
    February 11th, 2010 at 3:21 am

    That’s a beautiful stretch of river. The colors reminded me of Picture Rocks, some photos of which can be seen here:

    Kathy’s photos of rippling water are definitely beautiful. Thanks for the link!


  2. Thomas Buck Says:
    February 11th, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Looks like the link I posted above doesn’t work, but it can be pasted in a browser window to get to the site. There are a few simple pictures there.


  3. J.Falconer Says:
    February 11th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Mark D Roberts & fellow Readers: Thanks for the lovely art — it can be soothing & healing. It’s wonderful to showcase her talent & artwork & contributions!! Thank you very much & for this website! Sincerely, j & family Hope Nathan & Kara are enjoying their school friends & activities this spring

  4. J.Falconer Says:
    February 11th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Postscript: Thanks for sharing kathy’s art website & her creative original sudoko. Love that spelling for the numeric games!! Thanks again for the photos & Kathy Hastings website!! Wishing your posters a happy peaceful prosperous new Year & Happy Valentines Day. Thanks j


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