St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
The growing community of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish had worshiped out of a multi-use building for 30 years. The long awaited new church (Eidos Architects, 2020) features an apsidal semi-dome, in which the parish envisioned a mural including the American Saints and God the Father. EverGreene was commissioned to design the new artwork, as well as a tromp l’oeil diaper pattern for the sanctuary lower wall to anchor the mural to the architecture. In addition to developing the artwork EverGreene also closely with the St. Elizabeth architecture and construction teams to select appropriate colors for the walls to be painted by the construction team building the new church, ensuring aesthetic harmony throughout.
On a trip to Honolulu, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Pastor Father Toledo, visited Our Lady of Peace Cathedral and learned of the murals of St. Marianne Cope and St. Damien of Malokai EverGreene had designed and was at that time painting in our Brooklyn studio. Moved by his experience Father Toledo requested the portraits of Saints Marianne Cope and Damien of Molokai at St. Elizabeth’s be inspired by those developed for Our Lady of Peace. In Ft. Collins, the Molokai Saints are joined by a cloud of witnesses from across the globe who gave their lives in service of Christ in the Americas, and invite the congregation to join them in pilgrimage.