Rosary Cathedral hosts new exhibitWritten by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral will host an opening reception Dec. 3 for an exhibition of new works by local artist Frank Murphy.
The exhibit, titled “Christ of Today: Part II,” is Murphy’s second at Rosary Cathedral. The first ran during Holy Week in April this year. Each exhibit has contained six new original works.
Murphy put the exhibit together with assistance from the Rev. Charles E. Singler, who has been the pastoral rector of the parish since 2003.
“We’re really hoping that this exhibit is a great success,” Murphy said. “Reverend Singler would really like to open the cathedral up as a place for other artists to show their work in the future.”
Pieces in the exhibit include “Madonna of Time,” “Flight in Egypt,” “Baptism by Fire,” “The Least of These” and “Metropark Nativity.” Originals are priced between $250 and $400, with prints priced between $65 and $75.
“I’ve attempted to create works that both deal with history and relate to issues going on in our own very modern times. I want people to know that they are not alone,” Murphy said.
These issues include addiction, homelessness and our complicated political landscape. Murphy has struggled with many of these issues in his own life, he said, and it’s that experience, that makes his work speak with more authority. He first started working on the series about three years ago.
Murphy said he hopes to continue the series in the future, perhaps rotating it throughout area churches. His work, which was also in the recent Community HeArtbeats exhibit, will be seen starting in January on the walls of Downtown Latte. The exhibit will contain 20 pieces of new work, including one, that deals with Murphy’s take on Hurricane Katrina.
A reception will begin after the 3 p.m. service. The Rosary Cathedral will host a pancake and sausage breakfast that day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibit will also be available for viewing on Dec. 6, 13, and 20, between 6:30 and 8 p.m. The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral is located at 2535 Collingwood Blvd. Visit www.rosarycathedral.org for more information.