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An Exhibit of Contemporary Art

by Russian-born Artist Ludmila Pawlowska

What is an Icon?

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.

FREE ADMISSION tour times below:


          DUE TO THE RECENT CORONAVIRUS, ALL TOURS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY  
(PARTIES OF 4 OR LESS)

PLEASE CALL 813-310-8031 TO SCHEDULE A TOUR

AN EXPRESSIVE DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE TEMPORAL AND THE ETERNAL

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 July 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.

February 28, 2020 - JULY 24, 2020

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


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.

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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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

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