Hello Fellow Art Lovers and Iconographers:
This month we’ve not seen an end to snow storms but have Lent with Easter to look forward to. Saint Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, New York started Lent off with a beautiful icon exhibition curated by Hattie Ilse. It will be on view in the church until after Easter, with an April 6 special program after the service (12:30). I’ll be giving a talk on Icons and the other Iconographers will meet and greet all those who come and stay for refreshments.
I wanted to share this link to “Coffee with Sister Vanessa” – a fun yet informative video series. This one is for Lent and talks about iconoclasm.
Also a link here to The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton Massachusetts. They have ongoing classes and workshops.
I’m curating an exhibition inHudson,New York that opens March 27 with an Artists’s Reception on April 12 from 5-8PM. It’s a beautiful show with “Faces” in widely different styles by four women artists. I will have my two newest favorite icons in it! Secret- you have to come see it to see what they are!
Also wanted to share an amazing talk given by the former Archbishop of Canterbury – given the day after his resignation. This talk goes into the theology behind icons in a way that is as thoughtful and insightful as you would expect. “Idols, Images, and Icons” by Dr. Rowan Williams.
Want to mention a couple of open calls for artists local to the Hudson Valley area: Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, Catskill NY, from my friend Madeline Behrman: First Annual Thomas Cole Weekend, May 10 & 11- Application Deadline April 21. Spencertown Academy Open Call for artwork Deadline July 15, Exhibition to be in the fall. Any questions feel free to ask me.
I have a new icon writing class starting in Troy at the Arts Center of the Capital Region on March 20, Thursdays 1-4PM. Still a couple of spaces available!
Until next time,be well and send in your links, or comments that you’d like to share.