One of the pieces of art that will be on display at the upcoming Thy Kingdom Come art show


Artist hopes shoppers choose gifts that bring beauty and light of Christ

When shopping for Christmas gifts, Melissa Krebs hopes people will consider purchasing items that do more than put a smile on recipient’s faces. She wants them to make an impression on their hearts.

Krebs is a parishioner at St. Wenceslaus in Omaha and a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Artists (FCA). The 2023 FCA Art Show: Thy Kingdom Come is being held at the St. Robert Bellarmine Mainelli Center in Omaha on November 25 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and November 26 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Krebs and other Catholic artists from the Archdiocese of Omaha will display their artwork and hopefully help shoppers find gifts that bring beauty and the light of Christ.

“As Catholic artists, we share in the work of the creator,” she said. “We seek to co-create a more beautiful and just world. As a community, I believe art based on our love of God and our faith can be a healthy shock to our world that can be so fast-paced, confusing, and dark at times.”

Anna Koehn of St. Charles Borromeo in Gretna started the FCA in 2020 with just a few members. Today, over 60 artists belong to the group. The show at St. Robert Bellarmine will feature six FCA artists and three guest artists. Here is a preview of some of the items that will be on display:

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