Paintings which focus on the life and Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, will be on display at the Xavier University Art Gallery May16-June18, 2010. Titled Adsum: Contemporary Paintings on Ignatian Spirituality, the 25-piece oil and mixed media exhibit are the work of Xavier graduate Holly Schapker.
An artist’s reception will be held Sunday, May16, 2010, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Xavier art gallery, which is located in the A.B. Cohen Center, 1658 Herald Ave. The gallery is open 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
“These paintings represent my interpretation of the mission of St. Ignatius Loyola. They incorporate all I know and feel about my life as a Catholic and as an artist,” says Schapker. “The process of creating this body of work has taken me almost three years in which I have been continuously supported by the Xavier University community. My research for the exhibition included completing the Spiritual Exercises with Darrell Burns, S.J. and attending the 2008 Ignatian Pilgrimage led by Tom Landy, Director of the Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture at Holy Cross University.”
For a video about the exhibit visit: www.xavier.edu/xaviermedia/Holly-Shapker.cfm
Schapker resides and works in Cincinnati, OH. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Xavier University’s Department of Art. She continued her painting education by studying under Michael Scott for 10 years. Her work has been the subject of many gallery shows and is in numerous private and corporate collections. Visit Ms. Schapker online at http://www.hollyschapker.com