Thomas More to Host “An Evening with Catholic Artists”

by Thomas More College on May 1, 2011

The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts announced today that it is hosting a special event on Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. entitled, Beauty and the Renewal of Culture: An Evening with Catholic Artists.

This rare event brings together some of the most faithful and talented Catholic artists in our time working in the areas of sacred art, traditional painting, and architecture.  The discussion will involve portrait painter Henry Wingate, painter and architect David Mayernik, and Thomas More College’s own icon painter, David Clayton.

The discussion will be chaired by Father Thomas Kocik, author of two liturgy-related books, contributor to the New Liturgical Movement web site, and former editor of Antiphon, the journal of the Society for Catholic Liturgy.

These men will discuss the guiding principles of Catholic art and its role in the liturgical life of the Church.  Surrounded by examples of their work, each will give short presentations explaining how their work helps to draw the viewer into a deeper appreciation of the beauty, harmony, and order of the universe and, as a result, prepares them to be more fitting recipients of both the dictates of reason and the power of divine grace.

The evening’s presentations will be conversational, and will be of interest to all who appreciate beautiful art.

At 7:00 p.m., the Beauty and the Renewal of Culture: An Evening with Catholic Artists presentation will begin in the Library’s Helm Room.  For those interested, Solemn Vespers and the Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul will be offered at 5:00 p.m, followed by a light dinner in the College cafeteria and brief tours of the Way of Beauty Atelier studios in the College library.

This special event is offered at no cost and is open to the public.  Those interested in attending may RSVP by contacting Lucy Domina at 603-880-8308, ext. 25 or at

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