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Expressing the Sacred Through Art
There is beauty in all forms of sacred art, but iconography is more than art: Many Orthodox Christians believe icons are a window to God. On Saturday, June 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, in St. Joseph Hall, all are invited to learn about the history of iconography and also about the story surrounding “The Sacred Monogram of Jesus.”
This monogram will also serve as the contemplative work offered that morning: Participants will gold-fill the “I.H.S.” initials of Jesus, using a gold pigment pen, vellum paper, and a composition gold-leafing technique under the direction of professional artist and iconographer Christine Jentz.
Christine is the owner of Lumen Christi Art in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Her work is exemplary and attracts many admirers, especially at religious conferences throughout the Midwest. She was a finalist for the prestigious Apocalypse Prize, a competition for contemporary artists dedicated to creating pieces in the medieval genre.
The workshop registration fee of $45 includes all materials. You’ll go home with an artistic creation that you’ll want to frame and can use as part of your personal prayer life. Please reserve your spot by Thursday, May 30. For information or to reserve your spot, contact email@example.com or 414-385-5272.
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