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Communion of Saints

October 24, 2021 @ 5:00 PM CT - January 05, 2021 @ 4:30 PM CT

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Marcia Whitney-Schenck

Ms. Whitney-Schenck is the author of Triptych, three fictional narratives concerning a mysterious medieval statue of the Black Virgin (Amazon). She is the former publisher and editor of Christianity and the Arts, a quarterly journal that explored spiritual expression (1994-2001). She has a master’s degree in Art History from the University of Chicago. Primarily a watercolor artist, she has been working for several years on the interpretation of saints that fuse both historical accuracy and contemporary expression.


Exhibit Opening, Sunday, October 24, 2021

Communion of Saints

Featuring the work of Chicago-based artist Marcia Whitney-Schenck, the exhibit heralds the communion and conversation of all holy people between heaven and earth, focusing on such saints as the intellect and mystic St. Teresa of Avila, the hermit St. Anthony of the Desert, and Father Damien, who ministered to those suffering from leprosy.
Interspersed between the contemporary renditions of the saints are abstract images of trees, inspired by the artist’s walks in nature during Covid. The tree, a powerful symbol of both the Fall and the Redemption, evokes the idea of connections we have to each other and to the saints, as branches to the trunk.

Show opens with a reception on Oct 24 at 5 pm please RSVP for the opening to kurbaniak@ctu.edu. To visit the exhibit during school hours, please make an appointment by emailing ahead to RSVP@ctu.edu.
Hours: 8:30-4:30 PM

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