Eh? Remembering a sister, artist, activist
An exhibition of work by a Benedictine nun who was a popular artist, activist and teacher will close with a public prayer service this weekend. The service for "Sister Mary Charles: Engagement and Transcendence" is at 2 p.m. Sunday in Our Lady Qu...
An exhibition of work by a Benedictine nun who was a popular artist, activist and teacher will close with a public prayer service this weekend.
The service for “Sister Mary Charles: Engagement and Transcendence” is at 2 p.m. Sunday in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at the College of St. Scholastica.
The Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota Duluth paired with St. Scholastica Monastery earlier this year to host the exhibition of work by Sister Mary Charles McGough, who was best known for her work with icons, an early Christian art form in which artists follow a prototype to create a replica of an original piece. She was also a popular teacher who, over the course of almost 20 years, hosted more than 800 children at a summer arts program at The Barn - a carriage house near the McCabe Renewal Center.
Speakers for Sunday’s service include: Bill Payne, dean of the University of Minnesota’s School of Fine Arts; Ken Bloom, the director of the Tweed Museum of Art; John Schifsky, a contributing author to the book “Saved By Beauty: Sister Mary Charles McGough”; Peter Spooner, guest curator of the exhibition; and Sister Lois Eckes, prioress at the St. Scholastica Monastery.
About 500 people attended the opening reception for the exhibition in June.