September 2 – October 7, 2022
Clare Gallery opened its fall schedule with the exhibition, Saints Alive, work by Franciscan Friar, Fr. John Quigley, OFM. In the work, an artistic lens is placed on the stories of saints and the medium of printmaking—specifically woodcuts. Most of the artwork, in this exhibition, was created for Saint Of the Day, by Fr. Leonard Foley, OFM, commissioned by St. Anthony Messenger Press. Fr. John wants the saints to be depicted in contemporary light, hoping his audience makes connections with the saints and their stories.
Fr. John has traveled to many places in the world. In his work, he wishes to share other people’s stories of struggle: “What I really love to do is bring people into a deeper level in their own world, and help them to connect, because there are a lot of people who have a wonderful sensitivity to social justice, but they just don’t know where to go. I love to bring that together.” More information can be found at his website: fatherjohnquigley.com