Our Cathedral is committed to supporting local and state wide cultural efforts in all areas of the art. Engaging the arts in expressing our faith, celebrating our diversity, and connecting with our community is an important aspect of our life as a cathedral.
We are inspired by God’s continuing wonderful creation and the spark of creation which exists within each of us, and are enthusiastically committed to welcoming and fostering all of the arts, within the Cathedral walls and beyond.
The Cathedral fosters partnerships with musicians, visual and performing artists.
One of the various ways in which we are supporting the arts is by having artists- in -residence.
Cuatro Puntos, Artists-in-Residence “Cuatro Puntos" means "four points" in Spanish, and references the dedication of the collective of chamber musicians to bring people from all parts of the world together through music. Musical diplomacy is key to their mission of spread chamber musicians, the group cites diplomacy as key to their mission of spreading peace and understanding through musical partnerships around the world while always striving for the highest in artistic excellence.
Dr. Lindsay Rockwell’s love of poetry is born from her curiosity of unifying themes of theology, science and justice. She won first prize in the October Project Poetry Contest in April 2020 and has been published in the Straw Dog Writers’ Guild Blog. Lindsay participates in Straw Dog Writers’ Guild events with Ellen Watson, Straw Dog Writers’ Guild Poetry Critique with Michael Goldman, the International Women’s Writers Guild with Vanessa Jimenez Gabb, as well as Orion magazine’s Earth Verse with Kim Stafford and Geffrey Davis. As a medical oncologist she has been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and coauthored In Defiance of Death: Exposing The Real Costs of End-of-Life Care (Praeger, 2008). She is the former Medical Director of The Mass General Cancer Center in Northampton, Ma. and lives in Northampton with her wife and three furry children.
Lindsay is interested in pursuing collaborative projects that bring artists and activists together to reimagine and rebuild community. Her intention is that such work mobilizes our hearts, minds and imaginations to move the arc of our collective experience toward greater unity.