Artist Suzanne Kraus-Mancuso of Putnam Valley has created an art installation of 1,500 postcard-sized paintings depicting churches, temples and holy places throughout the world.
A large portion of this mural, which took nearly three years to complete, is on exhibit at Our Lady of Atonement Chapel (formerly Pilgrim Hall) at Graymoor in Garrison now through Nov. 23.
The work on display features many of the Hudson Valley churches the artist has painted as well as churches from around the globe. Kraus-Mancuso, who is an ordained interfaith minister, earned her first world record on Oct. 2, 2010, for her primitive folk art portrait of the Blessed Virgin Mary, deemed to be the world’s largest at over 1,000 feet.
“I have painted many of the sites around Graymoor as part of this work, and I wanted to give the Atonement friars and sisters who live there an opportunity to see it,” she said.
The Chapel of Our Lady of Atonement is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and Mass is celebrated at 11 a.m. on Sundays. For more information, contact Linda Grassia, Communications and Public Relations Manager, at 845-424-2140. Visit atonementfriars.org.
This artist is truly connected to spirit! You can see it and feel in it in all her paintings. Thank you Suzanne, for sharing your gifts with the world.
Her work is amazing! Many of the images are well detailed. But others she painted from photos sent to her from around the globe which varied in clarity, and still she captured the essence of the place. What’s most amazing is the fact that the paintings are done on the reverse side of a 100-foot painting of the Virgin Mary, for which Suzanne received an award.
Good job! Well worth the trip up the hill. As a matter of fact, I’ve seen it twice.
Suzanne’s art work and Graymoor are definitely the perfect match.