WAYNESBORO-Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a traveling art exhibit Icons in Transformation Nov. 20, 2022 through Jan. 29, 2023.
Visitors will have the opportunity to view contemporary works by an international artist with Ukrainian-roots, Ludmila Pawlowska, along with traditional Orthodox Icons from Vassilevsky Monastery, Suzdal, Russia, at the exhibit at 43 S. Church St. The exhibit has been seen by more than 3 million people since it began in 1998.
Intended as a source of inspiration, the display is intended “to reflect the nature of a religious experience, allowing the viewer to rediscover the qualities of form, depth and wealth in religious content and the language of iconography used in a contemporary form,” according to Pawlowska.
The artist encourages people to make their own interpretations from her modern, three-dimensional artwork, some of which is painted onto pieces of wood standing nearly 10 feet tall, as well as sculptures. She and her husband, Jan Lech, of Sweden, will be on hand for an opening reception at the church Nov. 20th.
Self-guided tours of the exhibit, featuring more than 100 pieces of artwork, will be available during church office hours as well as at other times to be announced in the fall. Docent-led private tours, concerts and lectures, also will be offered. Admission is free.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Pawlowska’s art will be donated to the Ukrainian Refugee relief efforts. For more information about Pawlowska, visit: https://www.ludmilapawlowska.se/