Evangelical Lutheran Church, To host art exhibit Icons In Transformation


A full schedule of events is on tap at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro to commemorate the exhibit, Icons in Transformation, Nov. 19 through Jan. 28. The traveling art exhibit hosted by the church will feature contemporary works by Ludmila Pawlowska, an international artist with Ukrainian-roots, and traditional Orthodox Icons from Vassilevsky Monastery in Russia.

Pawlowska and her husband, Jan Lech, of Sweden, will be on hand for a reception, open to the public, set for 5 p.m. to 8p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the church, 43 S. Church St. Pennsylvania State Representative Paul Schemel, Bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod James Dunlop and the artist Ludmila Pawlowska will offer opening remarks at the reception. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Contact the church office if you plan to attend the opening reception.


Self-guided tours of the exhibit, featuring more than 150 pieces of artwork, will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays starting Nov. 22 (excluding Thanksgiving). The exhibit will be open with docents from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays starting Dec. 1, as well as Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. starting Nov. 27(excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). There will be concerts at 4p.m. on Sundays in the sanctuary, starting with an organ recital Dec. 4, a concert by the Towne Singers Dec. 18, a choral concert Jan. 8 and a concert by the Appalachian Winds Jan. 22.

Lectures will be offered in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. Thursdays Dec. 1,8 and 15. On Dec. 1, Father Dennis Buckwill present Icons in the Orthodox Church. Buck serves as a pastor of St. Catherine Orthodox Church in Hagerstown. On Dec. 8, the Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin, will speak on Religious Images and the Medieval Christian Ideaof “seeing” with the heart as well as the eye. Erwin is president of United Lutheran Seminary and Ministerium of Pennsylvania Chair and Professor of Reformation Studies. On Dec. 15, the Rev. Dr. Teresa L. Smallwood will present Transformative Icons as Theological Epistemology. Smallwood is the James Franklin Kelly and Hope Eyster Kelly associate professor of public theology at the United Lutheran Seminary. The last day of the exhibit and a closing reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Admission to all events is free. The exhibit has been seen by more than 3 million people since it began in 1998. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Pawlowska’s art will be donated to the Ukrainian Refugee relief efforts 

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