Thursday August 30, 2012

Moved by the Spirit

Twelve artists working in various media explore events in Christ's life in a new exhibit at the Marian Library gallery.

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

"Moved by the Spirit" runs throughFriday, Sept. 28, 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 exhibit curated by Canadian artist Louise Tessler features pieces from 12 artists of different faith perspectives each exploring a significant event in the life of Jesus Christ. 

"Every one of the pieces shows an extraordinary precision of workmanship," said Sister M. Jean Frisk, I.S.S.M., assistant for art and special projects. "The artists show an amazing mastery of their art and the inspiration of their faith." 

Each artist interprets an event in a different medium such as ceramics, clay, wood, textiles, paper, glass, painting, jewelry and iconography. For more on the exhibit visit Moved by the Spirit at

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 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

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