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Transforming Spaces: The Story of Creation Mosaics at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church

In the heart of Naples, Florida, Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church stands as a beacon of faith and community. Recently, the church embarked on a transformative journey to enhance its sacred spaces, and at the center of this endeavor lies the captivating work of Apperlo Art.



The vision for this project was sparked by Reverend Edward Gleason, whose discerning eye saw beyond the plain walls of the East Courtyard. Recognizing its potential as a canvas for storytelling, he envisioned a series of mosaics depicting the timeless narrative of creation.


Enter Mila Apperlo and Stevan Stanisic, the artistic duo behind Apperlo Art. With a background in stained glass and a passion for biblical imagery, they brought Reverend Gleason's vision to life with meticulous craftsmanship and artistic flair.


The journey began with a simple idea: to adorn the courtyard wall with six distinct mosaics, each representing a day of creation as described in the Book of Genesis. From the first light to the creation of beasts, the mosaics would serve as visual reminders of God's divine handiwork.



The concept resonated deeply with the congregation, and excitement grew as the project took shape. For Mila Apperlo, it was not merely about creating art but about imbuing each mosaic with meaning and symbolism. Every tile was carefully chosen to convey the essence of its corresponding creation station. Together, the mosaics formed a harmonious tapestry, weaving together the story of creation in vibrant hues and intricate patterns.


This beautiful project wouldn't have been possible without the generous support of the Sharon Von Arx Family of Port Royal, Naples, Florida. Their donation made it possible to turn Reverend Gleason's vision into a stunning reality, enriching the spiritual journey of all who walk through the doors of Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church.















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