Monday October 2, 2006

Mary, A Feminine Touch

The works of Beverly Stoller are on display with "Mary - A Feminine Touch," an exhibit running through Nov. 17 in the Marian Library Gallery.

Icons, paintings and other works by Beverly Stoller are on display in "Mary – A Feminine Touch" exhibit from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Friday, Nov. 17, at the Marian Library Gallery, located on the 7th floor of Roesch Library on the University of Dayton campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public. To make special arrangements to view the exhibit, call 937-229-4214.

The 60 works on display include images of the Madonna, Mother and Child, the Holy Family, Christ and angels. The exhibit also includes pieces by Stoller's granddaughter, 11-year-old Amelia Beverly Stoller, who hopes to continue in her grandmother's footsteps.

A commemorative Mass honoring Stoller will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Mother of Good Counsel Chapel in Alumni Hall on UD's campus, followed by a presentation of Stoller's art at the Marian Library by Rev. Johann G. Roten, S.M., director of the International Marian Research Institute.

Stoller's artistic creed was to portray the beauty of God's creation. All of her art was designed to give praise to the Creator and to express the inner beauty of all creation. Stoller worked as a cover designer, book illustrator, lecturer in the arts and a consultant for interior design. She designed the covers for two books on Mary, including one written by Mother Teresa.

For more information, contact the Rev. Johann G. Roten, S.M., at 937-229-4214. For more on the Marian Library, see http://www.udayton.edu/mary/gallery.html.