Silver Lake College opens Franciscan Art Exhibit on Sept. 14

Posted On September 01, 2015

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Silver Lake College will feature its annual Franciscan Art Exhibit from Sept. 14 through Oct. 7 in the Art Hall Gallery on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road. 

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The public is welcome. There is no cost for admission.

The exhibit will spotlight works ranging from sculptures to paintings from various artists, including members of the Franciscan Sisterhood. Works will include depictions of the Canticle of the Creatures, several unique sculptures of St. Francis, a 4-foot-tall San Damiano Cross, and art representing different aspects of the lives of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi.

Silver Lake College was founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity in 1935.

“As we celebrate 80 years that Silver Lake College has served the community and beyond, we joyfully reflect on the Franciscan values and the many ways we exercise compassion, peacemaking, community and care for creation,” said Sister Lorita Gaffney, Executive Director of Mission Integration.

“This Franciscan exhibit celebrates the lives of St. Francis and St. Clare, who are not only our patrons, but the inspiration for living these values every day,” she said.