4/30/20 Holly Schapker, Artist

Spirituality and the Creative Artist

Holly Schapker has been a painter for 30 years and has a passion for  spirituality and the creative process.  She believes that art has a special way of piercing the artist’s heart as well as it’s viewers. She sees herself “as an evangel-artist of sorts, trying to awaken hearts through truth and beauty.”  Many of her works pay homage to the masterpieces of great painters of their time. It is her desire to honor these artists for their work, and  to continue their efforts of celebrating creation with her own contributions. She likes to think  “that she is  contributing to the ongoing conversation among artists across time and space with her imperfect and yet God given talents. Her paintings in her current collection portray Mary in a multitude of times, cultures, styles, and ethnic characters to show Mary’s ‘omnipresence’ through the Holy Spirit.”

 “My approach has been to trust the creative process and allow the brush to guide my hand. The time in front of the canvas usually follows a period of Centering Prayer or Lectio Divina. I often listen to the rosary and contemplate the mysteries in the studio. At times, I feel more like a grateful witness to the creation of my work rather than the creator.” Holly Schapker

To view Holly’s work click here.


Artist – Holly Schapker
Framed giclée 11×14
Value: $350
Raffle Ticket: $20


Holly Schapker has donated a copy of one of her paintings of the Virgin Mary (Maryiam, pictured above), and we will be raffling it off April 30th, you do not need to be in attendance to win.  If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, but are unable to attend on April 30, please email our administrator at admin@firstfridayclubcleveland.org .

All proceeds to benefit the First Friday Club of Cleveland

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor 
Cleveland, OH 44114

11:30 a.m. – Register & lunch buffet open
Program begins at noon.


$250/table of 10
$25/individual ticket


Cancellation Policy: If you reserve and are unable to attend, please call the office (216-589-9852) to cancel by noon the Monday prior to the luncheon to avoid being charged for the event. No refund will be given if reservations are canceled after 12:00 p.m. the Monday prior to the luncheon.