Artist in Residence: Christine Alexander
St Thomas the Apostle’s mission is to welcome, serve, learn, and worship. Informally, we say with courage, “We can do more together!” Art has become an integral part of that vision and mission. Art is transcendent; it represents the best of what makes us human. It connects us to others and also to ourselves with courage, beauty, creativity, and wonder. The artist in residence codifies the parish commitment to art and invites the surrounding community to share in beauty, expression, and transcendence.
St Thomas proudly partners with long time parishioner, Christine Alexander, as its inaugural resident artist. Christine is a master artisan, most recently designing and crafting a stained-glass installation in a memorial chapel. Christine has the unique ability to combine faith with reason, imagine ineffable tenets of faith and science, and harmoniously combine the most granular detail with the abstract. Christine continues to offer both her art, currently designing another two large glass arrays (to be fabricated and installed by 2023) and her oversight, connections, and invitations with the greater Clear Lake and Houston arts communities (especially in rotating art exhibitions at the church and school).
Christine’s tenure as artist in residence has already begun informally and extends farther into the future than the commissions currently on the table as the parish and school continue to celebrate the awe and wonder of the arts.
CCA Artist Statement