Saint Catherine Altar with Resurrection Painting by Earl Neiman
The altar is dedicated to Saint Catherine of Genoa. The plaster sculptures are Italian. The Resurrection painting is by Earl Neiman, brother of LeRoy Neiman, the popular sports and entertainment painter. At the bottom is a stature of Jesus by Alan Dietrich (Resurrection) made from Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur fossil bone fragments found in Kansas, gold, and silver pieces.
Today, the church is active in working with artists, sponsoring art exhibits at the church, providing networking opportunities, and fostering dialog in the artistic community. Openings NY, a project of the Paulist Fathers for artists, has regular exhibits (generally at the church) exploring broad spiritual themes. A recent exhibit explored the elusive mystery of spirit, body, and soul through a variety of visual media, including photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture while another featured the work of Iraqi refugees. Frank Sabatté is the director of Openings NY. Frank is an artist and Paulist father and his work is presented on his website. Frank kindly provided me with detailed information on the church that I have used in this gallery.