Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church

223 Church Street
Santa Cruz, 95060
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You are invited to visit the interior of the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church in downtown Santa Cruz, across the street from the public library.  You have joined us for our Festivals and Food Faires.  Now see what the driving force is.  We are honored to present our iconographer, and parishioner, Tatiana Romanova Grant, who painted the icons and frescos in our church over a 10-year period.  Tatiana is among a small number of select and highly trained artists who create masterpieces in the ancient Byzantine, European and Russian art forms. She creates icons, miniatures, frescos, and eggs using techniques developed since the 12th century.

A master iconographer, Tatiana Romanova-Grant's work is found throughout the world in churches and private collections. She uses traditional materials, such as 24k gold leaf, for backgrounds and gold line graphics.

Tatiana will be in present to describe her art theory, practices and answer your questions.