2017 Spring Art Show Opening

“Once again we are proud to exhibit the art of our Benedictine Sisters, Oblates and invited friends of the monastery,” said Sister Margaret Ann Pilewski, manager of the monastery’s Chapter 57 Gift Shop and organizer of the 2017 Women's Art Show. “The scope of the show is vast and includes an array of media including photography, digital photography, acrylic, polymer clay items, sculpture, wood turning, fiber and quilt, and mixed media.

The Chapter 57 Gallery was lined with guests for the opening of the show which celebrates Women’s History month and focuses on the theme of DIVERSITY. With music provided by Jean Wolbert, OSB and Erin Carey in the background, the crowd viewed the art work and enjoyed conversation, coffee and cookies.

The show extends through April 20. Guests are welcome to visit the gallery. It is open on Sundays from 10:30 am until noon. “Some of the works are for sale, others are not; but all are meant to be enjoyed,” said Sister Margaret Ann. “Do come and visit. You may be inspired; you may simply be delighted. In either case, you won’t be disappointed.”

An online gallery featuring this year’s exhibit can be viewed at your leisure. “This is the second year we have done an online gallery,” said Sister Linda Romey, the community’s web developer. “We’re excited to make this wonderful collection of pieces available for viewing, especially for those unable to get to the monastery.”