"Transition" Art Show Opening

"Transition" Art Show Opening: Mixed media. Emerging in the sands of time

Sister Margaret Ann Pilewski will host the opening of her new art show, “Transition,” this Sunday, October 23. The show features 52 new pieces born of Sister Peggy’s reflections on the current transitions in her life. “After 27 year of teaching and administering at the Art House, which followed years of teaching, I turned to a new season, a season of focusing on my art,” she explained.

Sister Peggy’s newest technique is acrylic pouring, a process that involves letting the paint go, an apt metaphor for times of transition like retirement. “It was a new experience, letting the paint travel to the canvas, create its own mix, be paint,” she said.

After years behind the camera—and, pre-digital age, in the darkroom—Sister Peggy has experienced her photography taking a new turn also. “I’m not looking at a singular flower through my lens, but rather combination of shapes, color, and light,” is how she described the transition.

“Transition” will be in the Chapter 57 Gallery through Sunday, November 20. The Chapter 57 store is open every Sunday after liturgy until noon. (Closed October 30) Or, other days and times by appointment, call 814-440-3114.