Posted: Thursday Sep 27, 2012
September 27, 2012
The Saint Vincent Gallery will open a multimedia show of religious-themed art at the opening reception of the Fourth Nationwide Juried Catholic Arts Exhibition on Friday, November 2 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Prize-winners ($1,000 first prize, $750 second prize, $500 third prize and four $250 juror’s mention prizes) will be announced later that evening. Admission is free and open to the public.
Noted art historian, author and lecturer John Thomas Spike was the juror for the exhibition and will deliver the 67th lecture in the Saint Vincent College Threshold Series that evening at 7:30 in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center. Admission to the lecture is also free and open to the public but reservations are requested by sending name and number attending to firstname.lastname@example.org Prize winners will be announced after the lecture.
The exhibition will be available for viewing in the Gallery on the third floor of the Robert S. Carey Student Center from Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, December 9. Gallery hours are 12 noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. The Gallery is closed on Mondays and during Thanksgiving holiday break (November 21 to 25). Admission is free and open to the public.
This is the fourth juried Catholic arts exhibition which seeks to foster the arts of the Western Christian tradition although other artistic traditions of Christian subject matter are also considered. One hundred and forty-six entries were submitted. A total of 38 works by artists from nine states are included in the unique show of mixed media ranging from painting in various media, film and digital photography, linocuts, leaded stained glass, stainless steel and bronze, cast stone, mosaic and plaster.
According to Br. Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., director of The Saint Vincent Gallery, submitted artworks had to be iconographically recognizable and appropriate for liturgical use, public devotion or private devotion. “Subjects that were sought included scenes from the life, passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, other biblical scenes, stories and characters, depictions of saints and their lives, current and historical events in the life of the Church, depictions of the seven sacraments, and personifications of the corporal works of mercy, virtues and vices,” he explained.
Artists represented in the exhibition include John del Monte of Pittsburgh; Guy Zins of Homosassa, Florida; Matthew James Collins of Oak Park, Illinois; Janet McKenzie of Island Pond, Vermont; Rev. John B. Giuliani of Redding, Connecticut; Fred del Guidice of Shreve, Ohio; Christopher Ruane of Murrysville; Suzann Miriello of Pittsburgh; David Miriello of Pittsburgh; Daniel Jimick of Freedom; Nicholas Parrendo of Pittsburgh; Edie Schutte Martin of Eagle, Idaho; Joshua Flynn of Sterling, Virginia; Zach Brown of Mars; Jacek Tuszynski of Chicago, Illinois; Neilson Carlin of Kennett Square; James Parsons Duncker of Alexandria, Virginia; George Kollar of Pittsburgh; Steven Sadvary of McKees Rocks; Amy DiMichele of McKees Rocks; Jordan Hainsey of Hollidaysburg; Carol Molchen of Ambridge; Harry Molchen of Ambridge; Carol Fougerousse of Savannah, Georgia; Henry Wingate of Madison, Virginia; and James Langley of Savannah, Georgia.
The Saint Vincent Gallery is located on the campus of Saint Vincent College.
The competition and exhibition are made possible by the gift of an anonymous donor.
Photo 1: The Good Samaritan, a digital photograph by Christopher Ruane of Murrysville, Pennsylvania.
Photo 2: Jesus Carrying the Cross, an oil on linen painting by Matthew James Collins of Oak Park, Illinois.
Photo 3: Mary and Jesus with the Papel Picado, an oil on canvas painting by Janet McKenzie of Island Pond, Vermont.
Photo 4: Madonna and Child, oil on canvas painting by Henry Wingate of Madison, Virginia.
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