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.
The October Cloister Gallery exhibit, “Celebrate the Seasons,” by Houston-area artist Karen Lindeman, honors our American landscape in watercolor and oil. Lindeman’s central theme is a celebration of nature’s compositions and color, with plein aire landscapes painted alla prima, or through more abstract studio interpretations. An opening reception will be held Friday, October 10, from 6–8 p.m.
Lindeman believes that the human soul appreciates our habitat’s own arrangement. “The natural placement of trees, mountains, lakes, streams is usually quite pleasing,” she says.
Figures appearing in her landscapes are often alone, walking away from the viewer towards a body of light, lost in thought, unaware of being observed. “Painting single figures walking away happened accidentally and then became a theme of sorts," Lindeman explains. "In today’s crazy, techno, linked world, we think we are so connected, but in reality we are each on our own, moving towards our personal goals, on our individual path. I believe that is a hopeful point of view, more so than a lonely one.”