Contemporary Iconography – Group Exhibition Reception

St Paul Lutheran Church Franklin Street, Vancouver, Washington, United States

St Paul Lutheran Church will host the group exhibition from August 2, 2024, through August 14, 2024. The reception will be held on First Friday, August 2nd, 2024 from 5 pm to 8 pm. St Paul Lutheran Church is at 1309 Franklin St, Vancouver, WA 98660. All are welcome! The Contemporary Iconography Group Exhibition will share the works of contemporary icon writers, informing, educating, and illustrating the practice to our community. Of the icon painting tradition that developed in Byzantium, with Constantinople as the chief city, we have only a few icons from the 11th century and none preceding them, in part because of the Iconoclastic reforms during which many were destroyed or lost - Wiki. Today, the practice continues to be handed down and taught through a mentoring practice. An experienced “teacher” will share the tradition. The apprentice eventually moves out on their own, sharing this practice with others. One icon painter and practitioner, Lori McDonald, shared, "I began painting icons in 2017 at a workshop at St. Placid's Priory in Lacey, Washington. I discovered the significance of this craft when the instructor explained that iconography was not just painting, but a form of prayer for the artist." “I […]