The Arts and Religion Faculty Group of the Consortium is extending an invitation for this unique opportunity to those in WTC institutions and our supporters.. We will have a guided tour of the exhibit by Fr. Dominic Ciriaco, Rector of TC and specialist in Kent’s work (with optional lunch to follow nearby). FRIDAY, Feb. 25 at 1:00 pm.
Interest is re-surging in the work of Corita Kent, a religious sister and Catholic educator for most of her career. This is an opportunity to see a unique collection of her work in DC which she donated to the Sulpician order, which runs Theological College (and many other U.S. seminaries). Kent taught at Immaculate Heart College in LA for many years.
Kent’s primary medium was silk screen, also known as Serigraphy. She became self-taught after she sent away for a DIY silk screening kit. Her innovative methods pushed back the limitations of two-dimensional media of the times. Kent’s emphasis on printing was partially due to her wish for democratic outreach, as she wished for affordable art for the masses. Her artwork, with its messages of faith, love and peace, was particularly popular during the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. Its colorful and popular style is receiving new attention by pop-culture artists today.
Samples of Corita Kent’s work can be found at: About Corita
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Theological College (CUA)
401 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20017
(visitor parking in rear of building)