The first Via Lucis exhibition for the new year is a collection of 38 images of French Romanesque and Gothic churches at the Garret Gallery at the Fairfield County District Library. The exhibition opens this Sunday, January 20. We will have an open reception from 2pm to 4pm on that day and everyone is welcome to come.
Exhibition at Fairfield County District Library (January 2019)
The Main Library is located at 219 North Broad Street in Lancaster. The gallery is on the third floor, accessible by elevator.
We would love to see any members of the Via Lucis community who happen to be in this area, which is about an hour south of Columbus, Ohio. The gallery space is really superb and the photos are displayed to good effect. We will be speaking on Sunday about our work, and the exhibition will run through February 16.
There will be an exhibition of Via Lucis photos at the Rialto Gallery in Morrilton, Arkansas. The show will is entitled “Painted Romanesque” and features photographs of some of the Romanesque churches that have been painted in the style used by the medieval builders. Exhibition dates are 6 January to 29 February 2016.
Lovers of medieval architecture are accustomed to see Romanesque churches with their austere bone-white pillars, walls, and vaulting. It is assumed that this look was the intent of the builders. When modern churches in the classical style are built, they usually follow this assumption as an aesthetic guideline. The truth is that the medieval churches were brightly painted both inside and out. The desire to provide believers with instructive images of the life of Christ or the saints led to the creation of decoration that highlighted the great cycles of sacred history.
Église Saint George, Bourbon-l’Archambault (Allier) Photo by PJ McKey
Gallery director George R. Hoelzeman is a respected and admired liturgical artist who has been featured in Via Lucis posts since the earliest days of the blog.
The address of the gallery is 213 E Broadway St, Morrilton, AR 72110. Signed and framed prints will be available for sale.