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Calligraphy Artist Shares “Beautiful Words”
Internationally acclaimed artist Michael Podesta, working out of his studio in Suffolk, Virginia, has been drawing calligraphic designs for more than 40 years. He estimates that he has produced more than 200 designs, many of which are cherished by collectors as keepsakes and gifts, and he has published two collections in book form.
The School Sisters of St. Francis are delighted to welcome Michael on his first visit to Wisconsin for a lunchtime event at which this master calligrapher will offer reflections for the soul. He will present stunning examples of his work and the stories behind them, and share behind-the-scenes glimpses into his life, artistry, and spirituality.
Michael writes of his work, “I share these words of praise from the settings of my beliefs and activities. Family, work, friendship, the seasons, music, memory: These are the experiences in which I have seen the line that separates the 'spiritual' from the 'secular' blur and then completely disappear. These are the experiences in which I have found God's good gifts and tender mercies sufficient to the needs of everyday life.”
The registration fee for this unique gathering is $25, which includes lunch. Please register in advance by May 28. Write checks to: School Sisters of St. Francis Outreach Events, c/o Donna O’Loughlin at 414-385-5272 or email email@example.com.
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