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Saint Mark’s Cathedral is pleased to announce Stations of the Cross–Sculptural Reliefs by Virginia Maksymowicz, on display in the Cathedral Nave at Saint Mark’s February 14 through March 3.
From Ash Wednesday through Good Friday, 2018, Saint Mark’s will exhibit Virginia Maksymowicz’s Stations of the Cross, cast sculptural reliefs in a tradition of religious imagery that dates back to the 13th century. Maksymowicz worked with a variety of models, culled from a wide range of ages and ethnicities. She explains, “I wanted the narrative of Christ’s passion and death to be represented in a way that is tensioned between the “specific” and the “universal.” Audio and text guides embedded in a mobile app offer visitors several meditations to accompany their experience.
Please join us for an opening reception on Sunday February 18 at 2:30 p.m. in the Cathedral Nave.
The artist will be available to answer questions about the art and offer reflections about the Stations, including how one might interact with the exhibit during Lent.
About the artist
Virginia Maksymowicz is a sculptor currently living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has exhibited her work at the Franklin Furnace, Alternative Museum, the Elizabeth Foundation and Grey Gallery in New York City; the Mitchell Museum in Illinois; the Michener and Woodmere Museums in Pennsylvania; and in college, university and nonprofit galleries throughout the U.S. and abroad.
She is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in sculpture (1984), and over the years has been honored with other grants and awards. Her artwork has been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, the New York Times, New York Newsday, the New Art Examiner and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Her series, The History of Art, appears on the cover of The Female Body, published by the University of Michigan Press. She has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome (2006; 2012; 2014), an artist-in-residence at the Powel House Museum in Philadelphia (2006-07), and a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center (2007). Maksymowicz is currently Professor of Art at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
About Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral strives to be: a house of prayer for all people, where we worship God and proclaim the reconciling Gospel of Jesus Christ; a loving, welcoming, inclusive community that nurtures faith, encourages service, and integrates social and environmental justice into our lives; a sacred gathering place for the Diocese of Olympia and the broader community in times of crisis, sorrow, and celebration.
The Visual Arts Ministry at Saint Mark’s aims to create space to engage with the non-binary signs and symbols that speak of other experiences, places, existence. This year brings two scheduled exhibits. Along with Stations of the Cross, a traveling exhibit, I AM, celebrates the diversity of human expression by showcasing 31 female artists working in various mediums from 12 countries. Engaging local, national and international artists, the Visual Arts Ministry explores the intersection of art and spirituality.