We Celebrate All That Is 2022 Art Show

Guests view artwork in the Chapter 57 Gallery

"We Celebrate All That Is," the March 2022 Women's Art Show in the Chapter 57 Gallery at the monastery will be available to the public after March 26 when the monastery reopens. The show, which opened on March 6 and is designed and installed by Sister Margaret Ann Pilewski, features the work of 15 sisters, oblates, and Neighborhood Art House students and staff member. Included in the show are three photos by Sister Bernadette Sullivan who died unexpectedly on March 3. Sister Margaret Ann, who also manages Chapter 57, the monastery gift shop, shared the poignancy of having Sister Bernadette's photos in the show, "It meant a lot to Bernadette to share her photos in the show, she loved photography. Her three pieces sold immediately."

Other artists featured are Oblates Jo Clarke and Nancy Rutkoski, Sisters Susan Doubet, Jen Frazer, and Pat Hause, Art House staff Lourdes Jasso, Art House students Brianna Langdon and Soniya Magar, Sisters Margaret Ann Pilewski, Marcia Sigler, Audrey Steff, Claire Marie Surmik, Lucia Surmik, and Pat Witulski. Their works include photography, pen and ink gilded in gold leaf, counted cross stitch, relieve des media mixto (mixed media relief), acrylic, mixed media, clay, wood, and watercolor.

The gift shop and gallery take their name from Chapter 57 of the Rule of Benedict on Artists of the Monastery: " If there are artisans in the monastery, they are to practice their craft with all humility..."