A group of paintings on display at St. Paul’s Church in Newburyport is brightening up the building’s window wells for the season of Lent while shining a light on a powerful environmental message. The set of 16 paintings was completed by St. Paul’s parishioner and Newbury resident Ingrid Sanborn in the early 1990s to express her opposition to nuclear power shortly after Seabrook Station nuclear plant went online.
“In our church, we have a focus on caring for the environment … and so Lent seemed like a good time for us to focus on that,” said Hubbard. “I find that the pictures draw me right in, and I find the quotes challenging, and I think that’s a really good combination for us.”
Hubbard said the paintings will be on display in the church windows through the final day of Lent, Saturday, March 31, and that visitors may come to St. Paul’s to see the paintings on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.