Friday, November 28th, 2008
Father Carleton Jones, OP, and the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer
cordially invite you to attend
An Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings, Drawings, and Works on Paper of Traditional Religious Subjects
Curated by Bruce Payne
November 29, 2008 — January 5, 2009
Church of St. Vincent Ferrer
869 Lexington Avenue
New York City
Saturday, December 6
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Born in Vienna in 1925, Charlotte Lichtblau came to the United States in 1940 with her parents and sister. She has lived and worked in New York City since 1953. For the artist, the discipline of painting is a way of exploring, expressing and communicating the passion of human existence. A significant portion of her work is focused on biblical themes, most notably the Passion of Christ. Here, the visual transformation into imagery addresses familiar religious themes internally and directly. While her paintings of religious subjects are boldly contemporary, they honor both the history of ecclesiastical imagery and the artistic traditions of German Expressionist painting.
Charlotte Lichtblau’s work is represented in museums and private collections across the United States and Europe. She has had two major career retrospective exhibitions in Austria in the past 15 years, one at the Palais Palffy in Vienna and the second in the mountain art center, Bad Aussee, in Austria’s Salzkammergut region.
Father Carleton Jones, OP, the pastor of St. Vincent Ferrer, invited painter Charlotte LIchtblau and her curator for this exhibit, Bruce Payne, to showcase works spanning six decades of her artistic career. The exhibition will include large-scale works on canvas along with smaller works on paper, both paintings and drawings.
The exhibition is on the south side of the main sanctuary and its larger paintings can be seen whenever the church is open. The church is open to the public every day from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM. The smaller works are exhibited in the cloister just beyond the south wall of the sanctuary, which will be open for viewing Wednesdays through Sundays, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
For inquiries, please contact Jack Thomas at 212-730-9500 (office).
As you prepare to brave the adventures of this year’s holiday shopping season, tuck into your purse or pocket this wish list prepared by the Sisters of Life.
Each day as Sisters and Co-Workers of Life, we have the privilege of encountering anew the Holy Family in the women and families we serve. Just as Mary and Joseph sought a welcome in Bethlehem 2000 years ago, many mothers come to us in need as they prepare for the birth of their babies. This year we have served about 500 women. We are inviting as many as possible to stop by this Christmas to get reacquainted and share the joy of Christmas.
As you track down the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones, we invite those of you who are considering picking up something extra to support our mission to vulnerable pregnant women to see below.
We would find the following items most helpful. Thank you for your generosity! Each new mother is always so grateful for the smallest kindnesses.
Maternity clothes - Maternity Tops (Small, Medium and Large); Maternity Pants – stretchy panel pants (Small, Medium, and Large); Maternity night wear (Small, Medium, and Large); Maternity Dresses (Small, Medium, and Large); we accept lightly used items.
Metro Cards – purchased at Subway stations
Fetal development models – Often the women keep them in their purse to remind themselves about their perfectly formed child. Click here.
Journals or nice notebooks
Newborn baby clothes for boys and girls
New toys for children 10 yrs and under
Save your extra shopping bags! We always need big bags with handles to give to the women when they stop by.
For shipping purposes this is our address:
Sisters of Life
320 E. 66th St
NY, NY 10065
We are so grateful to you for all your sacrifices, big and small, for our mission of building a culture of life.
In Christ Our Life,
The Sisters of Life
A friend sent me this satirical commentary lamenting how things like the car and the fast-food restaurant, symbols of America’s consumer culture, have changed our nation’s spiritual tastes and expectations. At the same time, the video also ribs churches by highlighting their deficient response to such change, which by and large has been to present grace and truth to consumers as Burger King does a hamburger and fries.