News Release by Kathleen Lindstrom
Local Artist has Exhibit in Maplewood
The art of Iconographer Deb Korluka, a long-time resident of Stillwater, is on display at the Benedictine Center in Maplewood. This exhibit is free and open to the public every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until January 24. A free will offering will be accepted.
Iconography is a two-dimensional art form that requires a spiritual response from the viewer, she explains. “It has existed for centuries, but is rarely practiced in this country—although there is a growing curiosity about its purpose and its power to transform.”
Korluka is a full-time working and teaching artist who has been exhibiting her art throughout the world since 1992). She received several grants and was named a Bush Artist Fellow in 2010. She has studied iconography in Ukraine and Moscow, has conducted workshops throughout the Twin Cities, and was invited to lecture at a Sacred Icon conference in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her work has been exhibited locally, as well as in Ukraine and Russia.
She and her husband, Alex have lived in Stillwater for 24 years, having raised a son and daughter who also live in Stillwater. She is a member of ArtReach St. Croix and recently created a program called Lyn Olson Medical Crisis Program that will offer medical grants to those in need.
Her exhibit is part of the Benedictine Center’s “Art & Spirituality” series encouraging men and women to use color, form, sound and word to express their encounter with God’s own creativity. The Center sponsors four exhibits annually, featuring area artists.
For more information, call 651-777-7251 or email: email@example.com. The Benedictine Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters at St. Paul’s Monastery, is located at 2675 Benet Road in Maplewood.
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