The Great Meetinghouse, 2004
Great Meeting House

pen & ink, 10" x 6"

The Great Meetinghouse in Newport, Rhode Island was the home of New Yearly Yearly Meeting [NEYM] from the 1660s when it was built until around 1900. NEYM is the regional grouping of Friends (Quakers) in New England.

The building was designed and constructed by shipwrights, a fact which explains some of the distinctive features of its design and construction. The twin entrances reflect the uniquely Quaker practice of recognizing and fostering women's equal role by establishing parallel Men's and Women's meetings.

Completed for the New England Yearly Meeting 2005 Meetinghouse Calendar

source: artist photograph

thu, 23-Sep-2010 10:37