Thursday June 21, 2012

Seeing the Savior

A Christians in the Visual Arts exhibit at the Marian Library features colorful interpretations of significant events in Christ's life.

The University of Dayton's Marian Library Gallery will feature a traveling art exhibit featuring works from a variety of artistic and ethnic backgrounds.

"Seeing the Savior: Christians in the Visual Arts" will run Monday, June 25, through Friday, Aug. 31, in the gallery on the seventh floor of Roesch Library. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday and Sunday by appointment by calling 937-229-4214. 

The traveling exhibit from Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) includes 35 works in a variety of media by 13 artists interpreting significant events in the life of Jesus Christ from his birth, ministry, passion, ascension and return.

University of Dayton's Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute is a globally recognized center for the study of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and holds the world's largest collection of printed materials and artifacts devoted to her. The collection includes more than 100,000 books and pamphlets in more than 50 languages, and a vast collection of nearly 3,000 Nativity sets and Marian art from around the world.

For directions and more information on the Marian Library, visit http://campus.udayton.edu/mary or call 937-229-4214.

Contact Sister M. Jean Frisk, I.S.S.M., assistant for art and special projects for the Marian Library at jfrisk1@udayton.edu.