The Grace Cathedral Artist in Residence (AIR) program was established in 2012 as a part of the cathedral's outreach in the city and the world. The AIR program is aligned with an annual theme that inspires the cathedral's offerings in worship, education, service and the arts; its engagement with the community; and its commitment to social justice.
November 7 through 17
In celebration of the Year of Technology at Grace Cathedral, artists Elaine Buckholtz and Floor van de Velde of Nighthouse Studio have been invited to be Grace Cathedral’s 2015 Artists in Residence.
Buckholtz and van de Velde explore the medium of light and sound as ephemeral phenomena with the potential to unmask hidden aspects of architectural forms and to activate space. They will premiere their work, Fields of Prayer, an integrative, immersive light and sound installation. The artists will present two live performances, and several exterior presentations of the installation.
On November 10, join them for a stimulating conversation hosted by the Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young, dean of Grace Cathedral.
Fields of Prayer: November 7 through 17
All events are free and open to all.
There are two ways to experience this art spectacle of light and sound.
The first way is to attend the two live performances that will take place inside the cathedral on November 7 and 9, when the artists will be present, creating the light- and sound-scapes as you watch and listen.
The second way is to visit the outdoor light and sound installation that will run on November 8 and November 14 through 17.
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Opening reception and outdoor light and sound installation on Nov. 7 following the performance.
Outdoor light and sound installation on Nov. 9 following the performance.
Outdoor light and sound installation
7:30 to 9 p.m.
The Forum: Aspects of Light in Contemporary Art
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
A conversation with the artists hosted by the Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young, dean of Grace Cathedral
*Please note that this is a special day and time for The Forum
All events presented at Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Grace Cathedral’s Artist in Residence program was established in 2012 as a part of the cathedral's outreach in the city and the world, and is presented with major support from the Ghiberti Foundation.
In 2014, the Year of Sustainability
, Oakland-based eco-chef, food justice activist and author Bryant Terry educated the community about how a more just, healthier food system supports healthy communities. He also delighted us with vegetarian menus and presentations as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations. Learn more about Bryant Terry
In 2012, the theme was Grace
. Actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith became the cathedral's first Artist in Residence. The premiere of her work in progress, "On Grace," with accompaniment by cellist Joshua Roman, was presented over two nights in sold out performances. See a retrospective of her residency