SLC opens Christmas-themed art exhibit ‘Joy’

Posted On November 16, 2017

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MANITOWOC, Wis. — Silver Lake College will feature the Christmas-themed mixed media exhibit, “Joy,” by student Kaye Solander.

The art exhibit will run from Dec. 1 through Jan. 11 in the Lake’s Edge Gallery in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

The exhibit is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and during the “Christmas at Silver Lake” concert performances at 2:30 and 7 p.m. on Dec. 2.

Solander is a sophomore studio art and theology major. Her artworks are inspired by the first three joyful mysteries of the rosary in Catholic tradition.

“The joyful mysteries reflect on joyous times throughout the life of Jesus Christ,” Solander said in her artist’s statement.

The joyful mysteries include the Annunciation, where Mary is told by the angel Gabriel that she would conceive Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit; the Visitation, when Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth; and the Nativity, centered on the birth of Jesus Christ.

Solander’s goal was to capture pieces of these mysteries from the conception of Jesus to his birth and bring them to life in her artwork. Each painting and paper piece can be paired with a joyful mystery except for one work, which is inspired by St. Joseph, a saint she holds dear.

She hopes that “each piece of work helps convey a little joy of the Christmas season and also, as each of us contemplates the joyful mysteries, we can each find a place in our heart to let joy and peace dwell both in this special season and always,” Solander said.

 PHOTO: “Full of Grace” mixed media piece by Kaye Solander/submitted