'Prayers for Eden' On Display This Weekend at CSS | Arts & Culture
An exhibit created as a prayer for all the earth and to honor the Blessed Mother Mary will be on display this weekend at the College of St. Scholastica.
“Prayers for Eden” consists of twenty images created by artist Marce Wood. It will be on display from Saturday, Dec. 8 through Monday, Dec. 10 in room 1115 in Tower Hall. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Wood uses bright colors, solid characters and mysterious landscapes in her work. She is inspired by the works of artist Norval Morrisseau, influenced by the primitive paintings of Henri Rousseau and intrigued by the Mexican retablo.
Wood is a storyteller, creating images originating from Christian teachings, northern landscape and spiritual dialogue among all of creation. She views her works as offerings, visual stories “born from a circle walk between spiritual awareness and life participation.”
She was awarded a grant by the Minnesota State Arts Board in 1992 to paint a mural for Percent for Art In Public Places, and has been an artist in residence in many schools, and communities throughout northern Minnesota. Wood has exhibited her work throughout the state including the Tweed Museum of Art, the Talley Gallery, and the Governor's Mansion Art Show.
The Sisters of Saint Scholastica Monastery, with The Rev. William Graham, will celebrate Mass on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at 11:45 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, which will end with a procession to and blessing of the art exhibit. All are welcome.
For more information visit the Spotlight Box Office at spotlight.css.edu or call (218) 723-7000.