Westminster Welcomes New Artist-in-Residence

by Kenneth, Vigne, Associate Director of Music

Westminster welcomes Katherine Parent as our Artist-in-Residence for 2021-2022. Katherine is a Twin Cities-rooted visual artist and musician. Her work explores themes of the mystical, healing, and racial and ecological justice through play with paint, textiles, recycled materials, and music. Katherine has worked as a visual teaching artist with many local church and community groups. She believes that making art can be a sacred group experience; a way to work together with our hands while opening up challenging conversations, and a healing space of playful spiritual resistance for people of any age.

As a musician, Katherine is a lifelong choral singer who studied with the Seattle Girls Choir and St. Olaf Choir. She now writes and performs as a singer/songwriter and enjoys collaborations with artists from multiple genres, from Irish traditional music to protest chants to hip hop. She is a 2021 Cedar Commissions artist at the Cedar Cultural Center. She has a PhD in history from Luther Seminary, with a focus on religion and racism in Minnesota.

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