Vestry chooses Columbarium artist

When our columbarium was renovated in the course of installing our new elevator, a wall and special lighting was designed for a piece of art to be commissioned to enhance this special space. Last December, Fr. Martin appointed a Columbarium Art Committee (Margo Fleshman – chair, Bill Howe, Virginia Rothenberg, Linda Brice, Martin Yabroff). After an invitation to area artists to submit proposals, the committee reviewed the work and proposals of 6 artists for an art installation, interviewed two in person, and chose one artist. After receiving the endorsement of the Columbarium and Memorial Committees, the Committee presented their recommendations to the Vestry.

In June, the Vestry approved the selection of Jean Tudor for this project and approved a budget of up to $7500. Members and friends of St. Andrew’s will be given an opportunity to contribute towards this art project. Funds from the Memorial Fund are also available.

The chosen artist is Jean Tudor, a nationally known enamellist, and the sister of Peggy Nelson and Don Cameron, whose parents are in the Columbarium. The committee was unanimous in its decision and is looking forward to working with Jean in the coming months.

Adapted from the Tartan article by Margo Fleshman