Art Walk At OLDP, St Casimir Building

by Chris Kolanko      Our Lady of Divine Providence Parish, St. Casimir Church, invites you to visit us during ArtWalk 2012 to experience art and music in our gorgeous environment.  Our doors will be open on Saturday and Sunday Oct. 6 & 7,  from 12-4PM for live music, self-guided tours, and a chance to meet our visiting artist, Deb Edwards. (Check out the new clock face too, see the man painting the clock!) 


On Sunday stay for the opening concert of our 2012-2013 Organ Concert Season, featuring Gary Wood and the St. Mark’s Brass. Your visit to our site will inspire you to come back for more concerts, on Nov 11, Dec 16, Dec 29, Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, and Apr 14. Here’s what our artists have to say:

Gary Wood, Artistic Director

Experience music in the beautiful reverberant space of St. Casimir Church on Bremen & Clarke. The church is a stunning environment in which to hear sacred and classical music. Each concert features a different combination of performers, instruments and soloists, and includes music performed on the historic 1900 Felgemaker pipe organ, largely preserved with its original sounds. Concert attendees frequently comment on how the combination of the beautiful church with the music performances result in a stunning experience, inspirational and rewarding. Come experience it for yourself!

Deb Edwards, Guest Painter

We are all creative! I desire to express this mainly in oil painting and drawing. I lean toward the old masters. Early in life I learned that we live in two worlds – one physical and the other spiritual. They exist together. I desire to capture that in my artwork. Portraits in particular draw me to this. God is the greatest artist of all – just look around! I stand in awe of Him.

Please visit St. Casimir Church during ArtWalk, Sat & Sun, Oct 6 & 7, and stay for the 4PM organ concert. Refreshments and artist visit follow the concert. Suggested $5 concert donation. Free parking in the spacious lot on Weil & Clarke; handicapped ramp on Clarke St.

Questions? Call Chris Kolanko, Director of Music and Liturgy, 414.339.9711 or visit