Sunday, December 30, 2012

This beautiful note from Sr. Marilyn Lacey of Mercy Beyond inspiring for an artist to receive.

Dear Janet,

I'm just now back from St Bakhita School in Narus, SSudan. I gave your painting to the St B Secondary School where Mercy Beyond Borders now has 23 young women on full scholarship. But before I could present it to the Principal, I unpacked it and temporarily set it down on the doorstep of my tukul (round hut). A Dinka woman named Martha walked by, saw it there, and immediately bowed to it and began to pray aloud in her language with the utmost reverence. I snapped her photo (attached here), but it doesn't capture the beauty and grace of the moment!

Thanks again for sharing your talent with the people of SSudan.



Sister Marilyn Lacey, Director
Mercy Beyond Borders
1885 De La Cruz Blvd #101
Santa Clara, CA 95050-3000
Cell: 650-815-1554


Saturday, October 20, 2012

In celebration of the Canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha-October 21, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September 2012

For those interested, I have an upcoming solo show at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA,
September 17-October 19 - Holiness and the Feminine Spirit-the Art of Janet McKenzie.
This will be the first time the original painting, Jesus of the People, will be on view in
Pittsburgh. My recent commission (done for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Carnegie, PA)
-Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton-Woman of God (36 x 48, o/c) will be dedicated at the
opening on Sept 17, 7pm. More info is on the link:

I will at Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Ave. South, Minneapolis,
Sept 22, 6pm for Holiness and the Feminine Spirit-Invitation to Love, an exhibit of
reproductions of my paintings with a brief artist's talk at 6pm, followed by a
beautiful performance (inspired by my work I am told) at 7:30pm, with singers Sara Thomsen,
Mary Lou Williams, Sarah Greer, storyteller and dancer Regina LaRoche and spoken word
artist (who is also the creator and visionary of this performance) Marilyn Mayry of Duluth. This performance
honors the courage and love women bring to life and as well, the indomitable and
ultimately universal human spirit, which includes everyone.

I would love to meet you, in Pittsburgh on Sept 17th or in Minneapolis on Sept 22nd !

Sunday, April 1, 2012



Faces and Places of Jesus, a different writer each day now until

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Holiness and the Feminine Spirit - the art of Janet McKenzie -Transpositions

Michael Hallman, OSA, an Augustinian friar, wrote for Transpositions
(University of Saint Andrews, Scotland) in response to my exhibit at Loyola
University Museum of Art, Chicago. Featured Artist, Feb 24, 2012