Reception planned for Sister Jody O’Neil’s art exhibit
An opening reception for Sister Jody O’Neil’s “Textures” exhibit is planned for 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 20, in Providence Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The reception is open to the public.
Sister Jody is artist in residence at Roethele Studio at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Her exhibit will feature 20 canvases ranging in size from 12-inch square to 48 by 72 inches. The majority of her work is white-on-white acrylic textured subject matter with nature themes. A few of the pieces will range from a hint of color to full-bloom color.
“Last summer, I had the opportunity to visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I felt a kinship with Georgia’s emphasis in creating imagery that expresses what she called ‘the wilderness and wonder of the world as I live in it,’” Sister Jody said.
Sister Jody works with various mediums. Her work has been described as peaceful and reflective.
“Throughout my life, I have been intrigued with water and its transparent and glistening qualities. A portion of my exhibit will reflect the colors and movement of the sea, especially the inspiration I find in the Gulf of Mexico,” she said.
Sister Jody’s creations will be on display in Providence Center through early July.
About the Sisters of Providence
The Sisters of Providence, a congregation of 214 women religious, with 300 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries can be found at SistersofProvidence.org.