Icons in Transformation, a 180-piece traveling art exhibit, will make its only Florida appearance at St. Boniface Episcopal Church from November 24th to January 26th, 2014. The exhibit includes traditional works from the Vassilevsky Monastery in Suzdal, Russia, and the contemporary work of internationally acclaimed Russian-Swedish abstract expressionist, Ludmila Pawlowska. The grand opening reception with the artist will be held on Sunday, November 24, at 4:00pm, St Boniface Episcopal Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Rd. The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibit has toured cathedrals, churches and museums, with over 100,000 people experiencing these extraordinary works. The exhibit presents Pawlowska’s work and the path to her vision, a contemporary artist’s vision, derived from traditional Russian icons, and their transformative power and painting techniques. Traditional and modern religious icons are purposed to represent the divine in a way that beckons the viewer, sometimes described as “windows to heaven.” The icons are rich with meaning and symbolism, and invite the viewer to engage with both eyes and heart.
Icons in Transformation may be viewed at St Boniface Episcopal Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Road on Siesta Key weekly, Tuesday thru Friday, 11:am to 3:00pm. A complete schedule of events is available at www.bonifacechurch.org or call (941)349-5616.
St Boniface Episcopal Church is a large and diverse community of faith, with a mission to continue Christ’s ministry in the world through worship, teaching, healing and service.
ICONS IN TRANSFORMATION
Nov. 24, 2013 – Jan. 26, 2014
St. Boniface Episcopal Church
5615 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key (941) 349-5616
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 3pm
Schedule of Events:
Sunday – Nov. 24, 10:00am Lecture: Why Icons? Rev. Andi Taylor
Nov. 24, 4:00pm Grand Opening Reception
with Artist Ludmila Pawlowska
Sunday – Dec. 1, 6:00pm Advent Procession of Music and Antiphons
Wednesday – Dec. 4, 6:00pm Dinner/Lecture: History of Iconography
Charles Kovacs, Ringling College of Art & Design
Saturday – Dec. 7, 9am -12pm Family Icon Making Workshop
Wednesday – Dec. 11, 6:00pm Dinner/Lecture: Icons in Western Europe
Thomas McCarthy, New College
Sunday – Dec. 15, 8:00pm Taizé Vespers
Sunday – Dec. 22, 6:00pm Lessons and Carols
Sunday – Jan. 5, 6:00pm Concert for Cello and Organ/Piano
The Gratta-Mozelle Duo
Saturday – Jan. 18, 9am–3pm Icon Making Workshop
Sunday – Jan. 19, 8:00pm Taizé Vespers
Sunday – Jan. 26, 4:00pm Closing Celebration