Women and the Arts
The Grail is home to an amazing collection of art representing genres from music to textiles, poetry to ceramics. Our collection has been made by Grail hands, or given to The Grail as gifts over the years. Each year we offer pieces from our International Crèche Collection to small museums and institutions for display purposes. We welcome requests for this and other traveling exhibitions representing the mission of the Grail, its history and many ways The Grail has influenced generations.
Throughout the year The Grail will showcase special exhibits from its collection and from local artists. Watch this space for announcements.
Art at the Oratory
The Art at the Oratory series will showcase the role art has contributed to social transformation. It will connect art with transformation (personal and societal) by showcasing a Grail member and her art medium. Each Showcase (approx. 3 yearly) will include a community organization as a partner, and will highlight the connection of Grail + Art = Transformation.
Art at the Oratory will be held at The Oratory in Loveland, Ohio (931 O’Bannonville Road) at the headquarters for The Grail in the US. Each showcase is FREE and open to the public. The exhibits will be on display from June thru November, Monday-Friday 10-4 or by appointment.
The Grail recognizes how important the role of the arts plays in transforming the world! We feel that the creativity of women is empowering, enlightening, and can be seized in a way that promotes leadership and strong futures for women around the world.
Saturday, August 13, 2022
A Seat at the Table
Join us for a weekend of quilting! The last event of the summer will feature Grail Member Renee Wormack-Keels and her amazing quilts telling the stories of African American Women of the 19th and 20th centuries. Renee will talk about her work, including the importance of quilting to societal transformation, and will lead a quilting workshop. Local quilting groups will set up quilting circles replicating historical women spaces for education and activism, welcoming guests to sit and quilt for a spell. Light refreshments will be available.
Contact & RSVP Details:
If you are interested in attending an event, please RSVP by emailing email@example.com. Admission is FREE, but donations are always appreciated.
Make sure to follow The Grail on Facebook and Instagram and keep an eye out for updates! We hope you are as excited about this series as we are, and we hope all of you will have a chance to come out and appreciate some of the amazing artists of The Grail with us!
Art at the Oratory made possible through funding by the Ohio Arts Council
Sunday, AUG 29, 2021
The second showcase features the works of Grail member Sharon Thomson, with a performance of one of Sharon’s works from local dance studio PONES. The event will open at 1:00 pm with time to enjoy the exhibit and take place in a poetry workshop until 3pm, at which time Sharon will do a reading and hold a Q+A session. Then at 4:00 pm Pones will begin their performance. Admission is free, and light refreshements will be provided. Masks will be required at this time regardless of vaccination status for the safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and all who attend.
Saturday, JUN 12, 2021
Our Good Green Earth
The first showcase was a wonderful gallery show featuring Grail Member Ingrid Farnham’s watercolor paintings alongside local Cincinnati art studio Visionaries and Voices artists’ work! The event was Saturday June 12th(12n to 3pm) in The Oratory at Grailville, and included a traditional gallery display of the art pieces.
To see the highlights from this event Click on the pic:
The Grail in the US is a movement where all members are encouraged to advance our shared vision in the manner that best befits their interests, abilities and the needs of their community. We are individual threads that together weave a tapestry.