Tuesday November 18, 2008

Offerings to Our Lady

A new art exhibit at the Marian Library Gallery features watercolors from an artist whose work is often seen on Christmas cards.

Watercolor images of scenes from the life of Jesus Christ by Minnesota artist Margaret Werlinger will be featured in an exhibit at the University of Dayton's Marian Library.

"Offerings of Glory: An Artist's Prayer" will run from Nov. 18 through Jan. 16 in the Marian Library Gallery in Roesch Library on the University of Dayton campus.

The gallery is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday and Sunday by appointment. It is free and open to the public.

According to the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., director of the International Marian Research Institute, Werlinger portrays scenes from the lives of Jesus and Mary, his mother, in the style of holy cards.

Roten said Werlinger's work, which features soft colors and simple lines, is done in an artistic style of unaffected simplicity and is often seen on Christmas cards.

The new exhibit will include representations of the stations of Mary's life and a number of images from Christmas cards. It will be on display in conjunction with the library's annual exhibit of Nativity scenes from around the world, which opens after Thanksgiving.

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