Mercy Center



An Expression of the Spirit


Every two months, we host a new exhibit of artworks: original drawings, paintings and photographs created by friends and associates of Mercy Center Burlingame. The art gallery space is located on the 2nd floor in the hallway between the main stairway and the Oak Room. If you're attending a retreat or program, we encourage you to visit the gallery, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, and take a few moments to experience the world through the eyes of artists.

Mercy Center Gallery is open every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Current Exhibit

Jen Norton Paintings in Mercy Center Gallery

Art by Jen Norton is on display at the Mercy Center Art Gallery, Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017. Her colorful work celebrates her Catholic faith in joyous images. Jen graduated in 1987 from Santa Clara University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art, with a Minor in Business. She spent a decade as a graphic designer before leaving to pursue a painting career and raise her daughter.

Painfully shy as a child, Jen was unable to communicate with anyone outside her family except through drawing. Visual language was her first language and she never lost her passion for its ability to communicate her emotion. There was never a day she "decided" to become an artist. For Jen, there was just no other way to be.

Meaningful relationships and everyday moments are her subject matter, revealing the Jesuit principles of finding God in the everyday and mundane that were instilled in her education. Her current work is focused on representing ancient Catholic tradition in a colorful, folk-style way, suitable for both liturgy and home, our "domestic churches."

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