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Apprenticeship Study- Part 2

The study began with an introduction to egg tempera technique. Michael has had previous experience with many medias, this was the first time Michael worked with egg tempera. The greatest challenge for Michael was to learn how to conform to the parameters of Byzantine canonical style and technique. This is a very common challenge for […]

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Apprenticeship Study- Part 1

Michael and I, along with his wife Eva have been participating in the grant study since November 1, 2013. Michael has been a professional artist for 20 years. He designed sets for off Broadway shows in New York. Recently, he was awarded a Jerome grant for work in film making. His personal journey is very intertwined […]

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Apprenticeship Study with Michael Etoll

Please watch for upcoming blogs which will share in the experience of Michael’s work. The Minnesota State Arts Board Folk and Traditional Arts is a pilot program designed to support the artistic traditions and customs practiced within community and/or cultural groups by identifying, documenting, creating, preserving, presenting, and honoring Minnesota’s folk arts and traditions. Michael […]

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Event: Byzantine Icon Painting Demonstration

Byzantine Icon Painting Demonstration With Iconographer, Debra Korluka This Thursday, June 19th from 5:30-7:30pm, Debra will talk about the history and practice of icon painting, demonstrate with a work in progress and discuss materials. Her brand new book. Seeking the Face of Christ – The Way of the Iconographer, will be available for preview and […]

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A Discourse in Iconography Part 2

From “A Discourse in Iconography,” by Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco Christianity is the inspiration of the world. Christ founded His Church in order to inspire, to transfigure the world, to cleanse it from sin and bring it to that state in which it will exist in the age to come. Christianity was […]

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Transcendence Revealed

Transcendence Revealed by Jane Merriam de Vyver How dare we Break into Divine Silence With our arrogant noise When the beauty Of a song, a dance, A flower, an icon- Like the glee Of a child at play- Says more than All the world’s wise words So solemnly pronounced

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Upcoming Pilgrimage Plans

Fr. Ihar Labacevich, priest at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, and I have started planning the program to co-lead a pilgrimage tour to Minsk, Belarus, Vilnius, Lithuania and Kyiv, Ukraine in late summer 2015. These places are Fr. Ihar’s native lands. We are including Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, because it was a […]

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The Icon of The Holy Face

I recently completed the Interior Iconography Project at St. Stefan’s Romanian Orthodox Church, in South St. Paul, Minnesota. The interior project taking place during Great Lent was to adorn the arched wall above the iconostasis with an Icon of The Holy Face (The Holy Icon Not Made with Human Hands) along with angels flanking the […]

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