Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Constructing an Image of Faith

Art Exhibit to Feature Works of Architect and Sculptor

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.

For more information, contact art professor Linus Meldrum at lmeldrum@franciscan.edu.

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  1. This Sunday morning a new Art work will be placed in public, free for the taking. Marc Breed, has for 42-years placed art in public, in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Ann Arbor, immediately prior to arriving here in 1997. While many within the arts field, cannot tell you exactly what Marc does. The reason is as complex as is the artist himself. Mr. Breed works in whatever medium is at hand, with an eye firmly following the global arts dialog. He also is fully-cognizant of first amendment issues surrounding the arts. A fight he relishes. If you yourself conduct a web-search, the impression you'll be left with, is of a simple confidence man, who happens to be an artist. When the truth is that his faux ads are negative space, to the art which you'll well remember. And yes, many of his works are prurient.
    But, when at 15 you created a trifle, which later became the symbol for the anti-war movement. The expectations for yourself, are on a somewhat different plane.
    A small graffiti-esque piece will be left in or around Lakewoods' Root Cafe'; sometime this Sunday morning. For a man who rumors swirl around, he has been leaving us a huge bounty, for the taking.
    So far, such far flung fans have included Viktor Shrekengost, Dr. Dre, and Museum curators internationally.
    Many of us collect this artist whenever and wherever possible. With Larry Flynt's collection boasted an entire portfolio.

    Dr. Stanley Workman, Art Historian
    & Professor Emeritus