STEUBENVILLE, OH—Watercolors, drawings and sculptural images from the ongoing construction of the monastery at Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey in Oklahoma will be featured in an exhibition held in Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery, J. C. Williams Center.
Architect Thomas Gordon Smith will open the exhibition with a lecture and discussion on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. His lecture, "Foundational Thinking About Building Classical Temples and Churches," will explain the rich content of classical architecture and its meaning today. A reception will follow.
The Clear Creek Abbey Art Exhibit will be open for public viewing during Franciscan University's spring break, Monday through Friday, March 9-13, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sculptor Andrew Wilson Smith, whose works are also on display in the exhibit, will speak on Friday, April 10, at 11:00 a.m. in the Gallery. His artwork features casts of maquettes used prior to sculpting in stone the abbey's lintel and other edifices.