BY RICK SCHULTE
Many of the world’s oldest churches are known for their ornate works of art. While that is not too unusual, St. James Episcopal Church offers an opportunity to find some more modern works of art throughout its church and complex.
Erica Chappuis (pronounced ‘Shap-wee’) not only brings an artistic touch to one of the Island’s oldest churches, she also brings an infectious enthusiasm recognized by the church’s longtime rector, the Rev. Phil Dinwiddie.
“Erica brings an artist’s eye to everything she does,” Dinwiddie said. “Whether it is creating a thoughtful painting of the Holy Family or organizing a group of liturgical dancers for the Palm Sunday procession, or even a conversation or Bible Study, Erica identifies the joy inherent in the moment and brings it into bloom.” [Read more…]