Old Masters and Black Bodies

Using the tools of the old masters – grand canvases and oil paint, and fluently speaking their iconographic language – Ballon has moved Black bodies from the margins of the canvas to the forefront, portraying them as Biblical characters.

They Made Me An Artist

For 21 years, this weekly ritual of faith, food, fellowship, and creativity has attracted homeless and housed artists of varying skill levels, as well as volunteers who help everything go smoothly.

Rothko’s Emptiness

As in the traditional Catholic sacramentalism of the Stations of the Cross, Rothko’s 14 dark icons seem to focus exclusively on suffering.