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.
We are excited to announce that we will be displaying Colleen Crotty-Good’s solo exhibition, A Brush with Wisdom, from February 24-April 3 in the Oratory at Grailville. Colleen, daughter of late Grail Member Francis Crotty, recently reached out to us to see if we would be interested in hosting her exhibition, and we were honored!
Hours will be Monday thru Friday 10-4, just come by the the office for a key to the Oratory. Make sure you follow us on Facebook where we will be posting pop-up hours for times on the weekends as well! As always, you can set up an appointment to visit the exhibition outside of normal office hours by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art at the Oratory
Beginning in 2020 we will showcase the role art contributed to social transformation through our Art at the Oratory series. Art at the Oratory will connect art with transformation (personal and societal) by showcasing a Grail member and her art. Each Showcase (3 a year) will include a community organization as partner, and will highlight the connection of Grail + Art = Transformation.
Art at the Oratory will be held at The Oratory in Clermont County, at the headquarters for The Grail in the US. Each showcase is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display from May thru November, Monday-Friday 10-4 or by appointment.
- May 3, 2020 – Sharon Thomson, poet and playwright in collaboration with PONES dance troupe.
Sharon—an active member in the modern feminist movement— will talk about the creative process, her founding of the Poetry Ritual Theater, do a reading of selections of her work with PONES adding an interactive performance to her spoken words, and will have a workshop where attendees can write their own poems.
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.