Holy Icon Exhibition on Long Boat Key

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All Angels Church is delighted to offer an exhibition of Byzantine Style Icons by Christine Simoneau Hales from April 7- June 28, 2024. All Angels Church, Long Boat Key, Florida will host an extraordinary collection of Byzantine style icons created by noted Iconographer, Christine Simoneau Hales. Since the beginning of Christianity, icons have been revered as aids to prayer and contemplation.  They are visual reminders of the Saints and Gospel stories that have inspired all Christians throughout the ages. Ms. Hales has studied for many years and now teaches and produces icons for churches and private collectors. Ms. Hales is sought after for her modern, yet Traditional icons for churches all over the world. She has won several grants and awards for her painting and is now a local Sarasota iconographer. She will share her own collection of icons she has crafted in the ancient Byzantine Tradition using egg tempera paints and gold leaf gilding on wood panels. There will be over twenty original icons on display from April 7- June 28, 2024, all icons will be available for purchase by contacting the artist/iconographer. Gallery hours:  Mon-Thurs. 9-1, and Sundays 11:30-12:30 (June- no Sunday hours).  All are welcome! 

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