With a new exhibit each month, the Cloister Gallery in Reynolds Hall is a perfect venue for artists and a treasure for Cathedral regulars. 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.
In the month of May, the Cloister Gallery will present the work of local artist Joan Breckwoldt, who uses traditional methods to paint contemporary works in oil. Her exhibition focuses on paintings of the Texas landscape and many of her paintings were created en plein air in the Bellville, Round Top, and Hill Country areas. Breckwoldt is a native Houstonian and a member of the Church of St. John the Divine.
She has studied at Art League Houston and the University of Texas as well as with Steve Parker. She is represented by the Jack Meier Gallery in Houston and is a signature member of the American Impressionist Society.
According to Breckwoldt: “I paint to capture the beauty and the light of the world around me. I am interested first in painting light, then design, color, and finally subject matter. My hope is to use my gift to reflect God's created beauty on canvas and bring joy and a sense of peace to those viewing my paintings.”