Graced With Light At Grace Cathedral

January 16, 2014

To celebrate 100 Years of Music at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, their 2013 Artist in Residence Anne Patterson has adorned the space with her beautiful Graced With Light installation. Patterson, a renowned visual artist and one of the leading designers working in American theater and music today, trained at Yale and London’s Slade School of Art, explores light and sound in her current work, which will be up until the end of February. The artist focuses on taking the visual arts into the core of the orchestral and classical music experience, engaging audiences through a synthesis of art and music, light and sound, space and self. Patterson envisioned it as "a series of light pathways, connecting heaven and earth, manifest as ribbons. The ribbons carry our prayers, dreams and wishes skyward, and, in turn, grace streams down the ribbons to us."

"It's been this incredible thing we've lived with," says the Very Rev. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral. "It absolutely fills the space in the best way, taking colors from the stained glass literally. And it just lifts people's spirits."