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College to Showcase Talent at Community Art Show

March 14, 2019

Christendom’s St. John the Evangelist Library will host its biennial community art show this spring, beginning on March 25 and lasting through the end of April. The show, which showcases the varied and abundant artistic talent on hand at the college, will be open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

The art show has been an outlet for the Christendom community to showcase its artistic talents for years, with participants submitting paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, and more. Every show is unique, featuring art that ranges from photorealistic to abstract.

This year, the art show is welcoming submissions from all genres, with the library staff making the determination for which pieces will be showcased. Each artist is encouraged to submit up to three items.

The show will also feature Community Choice Awards, where visitors to the library will be able to vote on favorite works, with the winners chosen on April 25.

Vincent Duhig’s sketch of Dr. Warren Carroll.

Christendom’s community is known for its artistic skill, with students spending free time working on paintings, drawings, and more. While Christendom does not have a fine arts major, the college offers students opportunities to still practice and showcase their works for the entire community, whether that be at art shows or by working on sets for Christendom’s theatrical performances, Christmas formals, or creating unique commissioned works, such as sophomore Vincent Duhig, who has now become the official portrait artist for the college’s founders. Others have gone on to become successful artists after college, including New York Times best-selling comic book artist Ben Hatke and acclaimed painter Mandy Hain.

For more information on the art show, please contact associate librarian Stephen Pilon at stephen.pilon@christendom.edu.