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.