St. James Episcopal Church is honored to
present an Exhibit of Contemporary Art by
Russian-born Artist Ludmila Pawlowska
Inspired by Traditional Russian Icons
38 So. Halifax Dr. Ormond Beach
February 21st through May 24, 2020
Opening Gala Champagne Reception
will include a presentation and tour of the Icons
Friday, February 28, 2020 5pm – 8pm
Partnering with Ormond Memorial Art Museum
ORMOND BEACH, FL
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
AN EXPRESSIVE DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE TEMPORAL AND THE ETERNAL
How would you like to participate in this huge opportunity of outreach with the Art Community of Ormond Beach? If you like to meet new people, maybe being a Docent is up your alley. No experience necessary. The primary role is to act as a welcoming greeter and host to visitors. Please click on the link below to sign up for the dates/times needed. Thank you for your support!
A lively schedule of special events provides an opportunity to enjoy the artwork alongside lectures, concerts and receptions to be posted here on the website.
FREE ADMISSION tour times below:
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Traditional and modern icons are sometimes described as "windows to heaven" or a "showing forth of God." The icon's purpose is to represent the divine in a way that beckons the viewer. Traditionally, icons are highly stylized, flat panel paintings that depict a holy being or object. There is little room for artistic license. Almost everything within the image has a symbolic aspect. Icons are considered the Gospel in paint. For 1500 years strict canons and traditional skills have carefully preserved traditional iconography.
The light in an icon does not come from any physical sun, but is divine. It is spiritual light that illumines and transfigures the physical, and is usually depicted in gold leaf. Color in an icon is not only symbolic, but chosen to reflect the spirit for the sake of harmony and visual rhythm.
Mila's distinctive technique includes painting, installation and sculpture using collage on wood panel and presents traditional Russian icons as a source of inspiration for contemporary art. The exhibit will feature 15 traditional icons painted at the workshop of Vassilevsky Monastry in Suzdal, Russia. The works on view will also include large sculptural pieces. Her work is designed to be viewed through the prism of a sacred space, creating a stunning and dramatic visual expression. Ludmila has an expressive dialogue between the temporal and the eternal in her contemporary work as an expression of her emotional response to orthodox icons.
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by Russian-born Artist Ludmila Pawlowska
We at St. James feel blessed to have the opportunity to host this exhibit and share it with the Ormond Beach Community. Icons in Transformation, a dramatic 100-piece major art exhibition, can be viewed February 28 through May 24, 2020. This traveling exhibition - viewed by over 1 million people in museums and cathedrals in both Europe and the United States - features the contemporary work of international acclaimed Russian-Swedish abstract expressionist Ludmila Pawlowska.