As noted in an earlier post, I have been awarded a grant to bring iconographer Marek Czarnecki to the Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology campus as artist-in-residence four times over the coming year while he works on icons for a portable iconostasis.
Each week that he is on campus, Czarnecki also will be offering a public lecture. Given current COVID restrictions, these lectures will be limited to seminarians, faculty, and monks until the school is able to open up a bit more. However, each lecture also will be live-streamed and recorded for those unable to attend in person. The first lecture will be Monday, March 22, 2021, on “The Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord in Iconography,” beginning at 7:00 pm CT. The live stream/recording link is here.
An iconographer and artist, Czarnecki teaches and writes icons out of his liturgical arts studio, Seraphic Restorations, in Meriden, CT, and through Hexaemeron Ecclesial Arts. He earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in 1987 from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has exhibited his work in many American and European cities.
Among the honors Czarnecki has received is the National Council for Polish Culture’s Jan de Rosen Artistic Achievement Award. In 2000, he was awarded the Southern New England Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Award, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, to study under master iconographer Ksenia Pokrovsky. Twice he was awarded the Connecticut Commission on the Arts Painting Fellowship.
His work can be seen at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield, IL, and most recently at Yale University’s St. Thomas More Chapel.
This program is made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.