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St. Gregory’s University art show examines God in nature

From staff reports Modified: February 27, 2013 at 6:04 pm •  Published: February 27, 2013
/articleid/3759599/1/pictures/1965221">Photo - "Sacred Cliff Swallow" by Madeline Rugh. Photo provided
"Sacred Cliff Swallow" by Madeline Rugh. Photo provided

The exhibit also will feature “Sacred Cliff Swallow,” which was painted by SGU visual arts professor Madeline Rugh, Ph.D.

“Within the movement, color and texture of wings, wind and weeds lies a deep and unfathomable silence,” Rugh said.

“This quality of nature draws me into a place of utter stillness and wonder where the sacred dimensions of life can be felt, first hand. My artwork represents a dialogue (prayer) with this awareness — a sacred exchange between breathing bodies.”

Other exhibiting artists include Christopher Cunningham, and Rodica Focseneanu Cunningham, who will present Romanian glass iconography, photography by Br. George Hubl O.S.B., Carey Hughes and SGU vice president for operations Harley Lingerfelt, paintings by SGU alum Yoko Yagi Lofis, drawings by SGU staff member Robert Pawnee, printmaking and ceramics by SGU visual arts professor Tim Sullivan and artwork from alumus Jesse Whittle.

Opening reception is 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, from at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art on the SGU campus. The reception is free and open to the public. For more information about “Nature in Prayer” or the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, visit


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