Don't Miss 4th Sunday at 4 on November 24th at Christ Church (912 S Beach Blvd., Bay Saint Louis). A local art icon herself, Kat Fitzpatrick is presenting a new show of her encaustic wax paintings - "Icons for Believers and Skeptics." You'll also be treated to a concert by Coast Chorale! It's a perfect kick-off to the holiday season and the event is free (although, happily, the icons will be for sale!).
The new series by Fitzpatrick is rich and mysterious, with opulent colors and depth. Here are a few comments from her about the series:
"This is the image (from 2002) that began my questioning of "What is sacred…and what is not?" In traditional iconography, there is a penetrating gaze, sometimes accompanied by gold or jeweled surfaces. The viewer is transported through the eyes of the icon into a place of deep spiritual nourishment and stillness. Artists use a similar kind of penetrating gaze when we study the natural world (both inner and outer) for inspiration. It can feel like a holy communion. The earth and our experience of it is perhaps our most ancient sacred text. In this show I have assembled what I hope will be a celebration of the sacred wearing many hats."