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(Photo by Rachel DeNino)  “Temptation in the Wilderness” by Neilson Carlin received the Brother Nathan Cochran Award in Sacred Arts.

SVC hosts national Catholic arts exhibit

December 6, 2014 at 2:14 am 0 comments

The Saint Vincent Gallery is holding its fifth biennial Nationwide Juried Catholic Arts Exhibition from Oct. 28 to Dec. 7. The exhibition is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to the public. The event features Catholic artwork by 39 different artists from across the U.S. and Canada, including many works by Pennsylvanian artists. Around 125 pieces were submitted to the event for competition. The Gallery wanted artwork that focused on subjects in the Western Christian tradition and could be used for liturgical purposes. They encouraged works that depicted the life and acts of Christ, the history of the Church and icons of canonized figures in the Church. The Gallery accepted works that modernized such religious imagery and featured non-traditional interpretations of religious figures. Nationally renowned artist Janet McKenzie juried the event. McKenzie is known for her religious art depicting sacred figures. Her paintingRead More

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Reviewing Bob Dylan’s New Album

November 11, 2014 at 10:52 pm 0 comments

In 1966, Bob Dylan crashed his motorcycle. No one knows exactly why. He may have gotten distracted or hit a bump, but he was injured. Several of his vertebrae were cracked. Dylan needed time to recover. Dylan’s motorcycle accident occurred at a time when he was under intense public gaze from the media and music fans. Dylan had just finished up a 1966 World Tour with a backing band called The Hawks, now known as The Band. The tour marked Dylan’s entrance into full-fledged electric rock and roll music. The second, amplified set of his 1965 performance at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island still maintains mythological status in the annals of rock history: it marked the time at which Dylan “went electric.” The protest song folk-hero of the early 1960s was playing rock and roll music, a strictly forbidden practice in the Greenwich Village folk music revival, whereRead More

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A Monk Remembered: Brother Nathan Cochran’s Legacy

October 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

In late July, Saint Vincent College Art Professor and Director Brother Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., passed away at age 57. When Saint Vincent students, faculty and art patrons in the community attend a performance from the Saint Vincent College Concert Series, come to see an art exhibit at the Saint Vincent Gallery or simply walk the halls of the college, they can see that the memory of the late Cochran remains present and clear. All around campus, numerous displays honoring the Benedictine monk’s memory have been set up, such as a gallery PowerPoint slideshow tribute of photos, a portrait of him hung in a stairwell leading up to Placid Hall and a display of his habit along with a sketch of his portrait in the glass display outside the gallery on the third floor of the Carey Center. Saint Vincent Summer Theatre dedicated the run of the final show of theRead More

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Ann Holmes returns to the SVC community

October 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm 0 comments

This year, Saint Vincent College welcomed back Ann Holmes as the new Director of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series and Administrative Director of the Saint Vincent Gallery. Holmes, who worked as the Concert Manager before leaving in 2007, is taking up the positions after the recent passing of Brother Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., who previously held them. As the director of the Saint Vincent College Concert series, Holmes works closely with Father Cyprian Constantine, O.S.B. and Ben Schachter to put together the entire concert series. Constantine is the chairperson of the Music Department, and Schachter is the chairperson of the Visual Arts department. When it comes to looking for artists to perform in the series, Holmes said she works “to identify and schedule excellent, engaging classical musicians to appear on campus.” Holmes schedules the eight performers one or two years in advance, and makes all of the arrangements for theirRead More

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March 18, 2014 at 12:15 am 0 comments

Saint Vincent students can always expect two things during the spring semester: more sunshine and senior art exhibitions in the Saint Vincent Gallery. The sun has been MIA for most of the semester, but fortunately, the Gallery will host two exhibitions, each featuring the artwork of four graduating seniors. Senior Exhibition I held its opening reception March 13 and will be on display March 14 to March 30. It features the work of art education majors Jennifer Kisner and Natalie Woodruff, graphic design and communication major Loretta Bobetich and graphic design major Camden Yandel. Senior Exhibition II will open with a reception from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 and will stay on display from April 11 to May 4. The exhibit features the work of studio arts majors Matthew Miller and Amanda Schrott, graphic design and English major Tyler Friend and graphic design major Michael Waver. Br. Nathan Cochran,Read More



February 25, 2014 at 3:38 am 0 comments
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February 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

On February 18, Dr. Denis McNamara gave a lecture entitled “Shadow, Image and Reality: Church Architecture as Sacrament of Heaven.” The lecture was held in the Carey Center and hosted by the School of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Office of the Assistant to the President for Mission and the Saint Vincent Gallery. “Shadow, Image and Reality” was presented in conjunction with the Saint Vincent Gallery’s current exhibit, “Br. Cosmas Wolf, O.S.B.: Monk, Architect, Sculptor, Designer.” McNamara, who holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Virginia, is the current assistant director at the Liturgical Institute of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary and serves as a liturgical design consultant. He has also authored several books and articles. Academically, McNamara specializes in the theology of liturgical art and architecture, classicism and sacramental aesthetics. Br. Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., director of the Saint Vincent Gallery and curator ofRead More