St. Paul’s Episcopal Church To Host International Contemporary Art Exhibit Icons In Transformation

Thursday, August 22, 2013

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, an urban parish in downtown Chattanooga, will host Icons in Transformation, a 180-piece traveling art exhibit featuring the contemporary icons of abstract expressionist Ludmila Pawlowska. After touring cathedrals and churches throughout Europe and the U.S, the exhibit will be displayed for two months at St. Paul’s Church. 

Review for Icons in Transformation:

Featuring paintings and sculptures created over the past decade, Icons in Transformation explores the interaction between traditional icons painted at Vassilevsky Monastery (Russia), and Ms. Pawlowska’s own artwork that explores what it means to be known, seen and loved by God. Rather than stimulating the senses and emotions, icons are meant to exert a calming influence, allowing the viewer to step free of everyday concerns.

Ms. Pawlowska, a Russian native who now lives in Sweden, is an internationally acclaimed artist in her field. Her work has earned rave reviews, and has been described as “highly original, in-your-face abstract art with a deeply spiritual feel.” Her modern three-dimensional artwork incorporates traditional icon elements such as the use of eyes, metallic paints, and the colors red, blue and gold – while at the same time “bending the rules” through the use of sculpture, collage, large-scale wood panels, natural stone, fabric, and even handwriting in multiple languages.

Icons in Transformation presents the mystery and spiritual power of the icon transformed into modern masterpieces of art. It also highlights traditional Russian icons as a source of inspiration for contemporary art. Pawlowska’s artwork will be dramatically displayed throughout St. Paul’s Church – including in the narthex, corridors, and even suspended from the arches of the nave. 

Exhibit hours are Sept. 10–Nov. 9

Tuesday-Friday: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Special times by appointment. Call 602-5663
Group Tours (by appointment only):

Tuesday–Friday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

There will many events and activities associated with this two-month exhibition – including a grand opening reception, docent-guided tours, guest speakers, icon-inspired art classes for children and youth, music events, and special evenings for quiet contemplation. Additional works will be shown at Second Presbyterian Church, located across Pine Street.


Morning Pointe Attends United Methodist Church Back To School Bash

The residents at Morning Pointe Alzheimer's Center of Excellence in Collegedale, helped Harrison United Methodist Church prepare all sorts of goodies for their "Back To School Bash". The residents got together at the Memory Care Community and put together several items to bring to the celebration. Then, the seniors attended the event and helped served all area families with food, ... (click for more)

Kirk Rising Appointed International Youth Ministries Director Of Church Of God Of Prophecy

The International Offices of the Church of God of Prophecy has announced that Kirk Rising will assume the role of International Youth Ministries Director as of Sept. 1. The announcement was made at the Church's International Assembly in Orlando on Aug. 3 by David Bryan, executive director of Leadership Development and Discipleship.   Mr. Rising will spearhead the Church's ... (click for more)

5 Hamilton County Schools Designated As Priority Schools, 3 As Focus Schools

Five Hamilton County Schools have been designated as Priority Schools and three as Focus Schools. Priority Schools are the five percent of schools across the state with the lowest overall performance. Those from Hamilton County are Brainerd High School, Dalewood Middle School, Orchard Knob Elementary School, Orchard Knob Middle School and Woodmore Elementary School. Focus ... (click for more)

Man Robbed, Stabbed At Hixson Pike Bus Stop

A man was robbed and stabbed at a bus stop on Hixson Pike on Tuesday night. At approximately 9:30 p.m., officers were called concerning a robbery at 3800 Hixson Pike. Phani Tangirala, 22, was transported to a local hospital by HCEMS for treatment of a stab wound to the abdomen. Medical personnel stated that Mr. Tangirala appeared to have a non-life threatening wound to ... (click for more)

The Truth About Justice

The rallying cry in Ferguson Missouri has been "justice for Michael Brown." The question is what is justice? Justice is that the facts of the case are investigated thoroughly and regardless of the outcome of that investigation the family and friends of Michael Brown along with the citizens of Ferguson and this country need to accept the outcome no matter what it reveals.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Chief Delmore: ‘You Blew It!”

Far more than 50,000 people, most police officers and law enforcement authorities, have gone to a website, “LawOfficer.com” to read a scathing letter that first appeared on Sunday. Veteran lawman Ed Delmore, who became the Police Chief in Gulf Shores, Ala., after a brilliant career as the “Top Cop” in St. Louis (which he still loves), has written what was entitled, “An Open Letter ... (click for more)