Center Art Gallery Exhibitions and Events

Feodorovskaya Mother of God, ca. 1850, egg tempera on wood

Feodorovskaya Mother of God, ca. 1850, egg tempera on wood

Gallery 1

Look to the Heavens – Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons

Organized by the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA
Smith Kramer Fine Art Services
March 1 – April 27, 2013
From March 1 to April 27, the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College presents Look to the Heavens – Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons. This exhibition brings together 25 historically significant Russian icons dating from 1590 to the present. Included are icons of St. Nicholas and St. George, Old Testament scenes, pictorial themes centered on the life of Jesus and images of the Mother of God. Exhibition text panels address the historical background in which these icons were created, the definition of an icon, the historical process involved with creating icons, and the historical background of systematic destruction of holy images also known as iconoclasm.

Introductory Talk and Opening Reception

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Folding Iconostasis, ca. 1820, egg tempera on wood, hinges

Friday, March 1 – 7pm (Recital Hall & West Lobby)
Henry Luttikhuizen, professor of art history, Calvin College
Refreshments Served in the Lobby.

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Gallery 2

The Lotto Icons – E.B. Lewis

Sponsored in part by the Calvin College Youth Writing Festivals

March 1 – April 27, 2013
From March 1 to April 27, the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College presents The Lotto Icons, which presents some of the latest work by artist and illustrator E.B. Lewis. Known for his work on over 50 books for children, Lewis has developed a unique series that focuses on impoverished children painted, gilded and then revealed on the face of lottery tickets. This series references traditional icons and ask the viewer to consider the status of these children and our response to them.

Reception and Book Signing

Tuesday, April 23 – 3:30-5:30pm (West Lobby & Center Art Gallery)
Refreshments Served in the Lobby. Books available for sale.

http://www.calvin.edu/centerartgallery/exhibitions/

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