Art Exhibits Fall 2019

 

Compassion by Bob Schmitt

Meeting Mary Again: A Multicultural Artistic Pilgrimage
Marian Art from the Collection of Mary Kaye Medinger
May 3 – August 28, 2019

Nine Gates: Thresholds of a Spiritual Journey
Bob Schmitt
September 3 – October 11, 2019

The Continuum Exhibit: Consciousness and the Interconnectedness of Life
October 14 – October 20, 2019

Challenge Yourself: A Jewish Papercut Artist
Aaron Hodge Silver Greenberg
October 21 – November 29, 2019

O Antiphons: Advent Names of God
Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ
December 1 – December 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Art exhibits can be viewed on the ground level of Carondelet Center, Monday-Friday and weekends. See below for specific hours.

Building Hours September 15 – September 29
Building opens at 8:30 am unless otherwise noted below.

Sunday, September 15: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Monday, September 16: Close at 5:30 pm

Tuesday, September 17: Close at 8:30 pm

Wednesday, September 18: Close at 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 19: Close at 9:00 pm

Friday, September 20: Close at 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 21: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, September 22: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday, September 23: Close at 9:30 pm

Tuesday, September 24: Close at 7:45 pm

Wednesday, September 25: Close at 9:00 pm

Thursday, September 26: Close at 9:00 pm

Friday, September 27: Close at 9:00 pm

Saturday, September 28: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunday, September 29: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sep
3
Tue
Nine Gates: Thresholds of a Spiritual Journey @ Carondelet Center
Sep 3 – Oct 11 all-day

 

Compassion by Bob Schmitt

Come encounter scrolls that illuminate nine possible gates of spiritual passage: longing, abandonment, rage, emptiness, compassion, unbridled joy, oneness, delusion, and darkness.

These digitally printed banners resemble Chinese scrolls and invite you to reflect on the thresholds of our interior landscapes.

Bob created the Nine Gates scrolls to illuminate the 2015 Key West Literary Seminar’s theme: How the Light Gets in–Literature of the Spirit. The seminar was organized around gates of spiritual passage. Given a list of 30-some possible spiritual gates, Bob chose these nine as having the most resonance with his own experience: longing, abandonment, rage, emptiness, compassion, unbridled joy, oneness, delusion, and darkness.

Over six months, Bob created a calligraphic representation for each gate, and then a painting, integrating his understanding of spiritual journey, his discipline as a brush painter, and his skill in using digital technology. The result is a series of digitally printed banners that appear to be like Chinese scrolls.

The “silks” that surround each painting are actually a sample of the painting itself, digitally cloned to create the pattern and texture of a silk fabric. The effect is one of facing into thresholds of interior landscapes into which you are invited.      

This exhibit is part of Wisdom Ways permanent collection gifted by Sue Cochrane.

 

Artist:

Brush painter Bob Schmitt is a Quaker and a student and teacher of Chinese calligraphy and painting who lives and paints a stone’s throw from Minnehaha Falls.

 

Art exhibits can be viewed on the ground level of Carondelet Center, Monday-Friday and weekends. See below for specific hours.

Building Hours September 15– September 29
Building opens at 8:30 am unless otherwise noted below.

Sunday, September 15: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Monday, September 16: Close at 5:30 pm

Tuesday, September 17: Close at 8:30 pm

Wednesday, September 18: Close at 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 19: Close at 9:00 pm

Friday, September 20: Close at 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 21: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, September 22: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday, September 23: Close at 9:30pm

Tuesday, September 24: Close at 7:45pm

Wednesday, September 25: Close at 9:00pm

Thursday, September 26: Close at 9:00pm

Friday, September 27: Close at 9:00pm

Saturday, September 28: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Sunday, September 29: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

 

 

 

Oct
14
Mon
The Continuum Exhibit: Consciousness and the Interconnectedness of Life @ Carondelet Center
Oct 14 – Oct 20 all-day

Co hosted by Wisdom Ways and Holistic Health Studies at
St. Catherine University

 

Continuum is an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural exploration of consciousness, human capacity and the continuity/interconnectedness of life, blending images, quotes and research spanning fields, cultures and thousands of years.

This exhibit will also be on display from October 21 – 30 at Saint Catherine University, with presentations on October 23 and 28 at St. Catherine University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
21
Mon
Challenge Yourself: A Jewish Papercut Artist @ Carondelet Center
Oct 21 – Nov 29 all-day

Artist Statement:

Deep Pit by Aaron Silver

In my work, I interpret contemporary experience and political events through papercuts that are rigorous, beautiful, and thought-provoking. This is a new direction for Jewish papercuts, which traditionally served primarily to embellish holiday and life cycle events.

My papercuts often spring forth from texts and include text in them, and with them I seek to question and reinforce meanings, to comfort and to challenge the viewer, and to evoke a desire to look, think, and discover.

In papercutting, everything you see is defined by the absence around it, something that is true, but often unacknowledged, in our own lived experience.

 

Aaron will be part of the Holy Hospitality: Arts as the Doorway to the Sacred program in October and November.
Learn more and RSVP.

 

 

Artist:

Aaron Hodge Silver Greenberg has created art in many media over the course of his artistic life, including watercolor and oil painting, intaglio printing, clay sculpture, welded metal sculpture, charcoal and pencil drawing, and more. Over the past decade he has produced papercut artwork, primarily with Hebrew/Jewish text, almost exclusively.

His papercuts have been exhibited at PSJC in Brooklyn, at the St. Paul JCC, the Sabes JCC, and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

 

 

 

Dec
1
Sun
O Antiphons: Advent Names of God @ Carondelet Center
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day

Seven short verses are sung before the Magnificat during the Evening Prayer of the Church on the seven days before the vigil of Christmas. Each begins with the exclamation “O.” Each ends with a plea for the Messiah to come.

These O Antiphons, as they are known, were composed in the seventh or eighth century when monks put together texts from the Old Testament that looked forward to the coming of our salvation. They form a rich mosaic of scriptural images, and became very popular in the Middle Ages.

Holmberg’s images invite a transformation from the traditional O Antiphons into the context of evolutionary cosmology.  Poetry by Joan Mitchell, CSJ, complements these images celebrating the incarnation of God as one of us in Jesus

 

Artist:

Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ, studied with renowned liturgical artist Ade Bethune.  Holmberg’s color-saturated works are more reminiscent of folk art than conventional religious images. Her art arises from her own spiritual journey and life changes.  Her interpretations of themes are not fixed in the manner of icons, but ever changing through time.