With a new exhibit each month, the Cloister Gallery in Reynolds Hall is a perfect venue for artists and a treasure for Cathedral regulars. Jeanne Roth has chaired this effort since its inception and launched the careers of many painters and photographers. Each exhibit opens with a reception that brings new faces to our campus.
The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.
Linda Dellandre and Liz Czerewaty, whose works will be exhibited in the Cloister Gallery from December 31 through February 1, are primarily landscape painters. An opening reception for the show will be held Friday, January 9, from 6–8 p.m.
Dellandre, who has had a 30-year career in fine arts, paints her observations of nature both in her studio, and in plein air, or outdoors, where she strives to express the feelings of each place. Dellandre’s medium is pastel, which she favors for its exquisite range of colors and luminosity. Her hope is that the viewer will recognize a mood of peace and serenity, beauty and color, that uplifts and fills the soul with appreciation for this unbelievable gift of the earth.
After a successful career in business, Czerewaty returned to her first love, fine arts, when she experienced what she calls a lucky accident: she met Dellandre at a Southeast Pastel Society event. Dellandre inspired her to develop her own personal style with pastel. She is happiest painting landscapes, sea shores, and other marvels of nature. A familiar thread running through each finished piece is a focus on light and shadow, expressing the mood, mystery, and quietness of her subject.