August has been filled with amazing weather, good friends and lots of house repairs! Storm damage added to the list so it’s been challenging keeping to the teaching and painting schedule that is my regular studio practice but it’s been working out – with a little help from my friends.
Here are some Icon Classes that are ongoing or coming up that I am teaching – all egg tempera: Here’s a photo of last Saturday’s class in Philmont
- Monday evenings 6-9pm Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Albany, NY next class is Sept. 1 . We will celebrate Labor Day – anyone know of an appropriate patron saint of Labor Day 🙂 ? The class meets every Monday night in September and October, except October 20.
- Thursday evenings 6-9PM Cathedral of all Saints, Albany, NY meets August14, 21, Sept 4,11,18,25 and Oct. 2
- Icon Healing Retreat, Saratoga, Sept 5&6 Fully subscribed October 25 &26 some openings available. Email Catherine Lanci for a brochure and application: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tuesday Evenings 6-9pm , Introduction to Icon Writing -5 weeks, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY.
A photo from the opening reception for my landscape paintings at Beauregard Fine Arts was fun and well attended- contact Kathy Donnelly for purchase information on the paintings.
WHERE DO THE ICONS GO?
Some of my students have their icons go to some very lovely people and places- here are some examples: Dahlia Herring’s Theotokos-Hodigitria is at St. Francis Catholic Church, Albany and her Teresa of Jesus Icon is at the Mount Carmel Convent in Maryland. Michael Shirk’s Holy Father Augustine Icon is with the Augustinians of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Philadelphia, PA and Jennifer Richard-Morrow’s Elouisa Madonna is in a private collection.
I leave you with a quote from a painting I am working on this next week. It is from the book of Joshua 1:7 “Be strong and very courageous. Obey all the laws Moses gave you. Do not turn away from them, and you will be successful in everything that you do.” May God bless you and the World with His peace and love.