|Lent is a time of deep reflection and contemplation. What better way to explore our deepest desires, blessings and struggles than through this Lenten art journey?
The Lent Exhibit is a compilation of a variety of mediums displaying the art of David J. Morrison, local artist and a regular visitor to the Center at Mariandale.
Dave grew up in North Tarrytown, NY (now Sleepy Hollow) attending St. Teresa of Avila Church. He fell in love with the many stained glass windows, the way they captured light, and how the colors of the glass transformed throughout the passing of the day. It was there that the foundation was laid for his artistry in the glass medium.
In his adult life, Dave began studying glass blowing with Walter Zimmerman at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY. He studied glass in different art forms, including bead making. After completing courses at Bullseye Glass Resource Center in Mamaroneck, NY, Dave settled on fused glasswork.
The glasswork displayed in the dining room and lobby encapsulate this passion, showcasing; Stations of the Cross on Glass, Passover, Communion, Crucifixion, Life of Christ, Last Supper and Love Your God.
Dave studied painting and cartooning in his adult life as well, and his creations are in the abstract cubism style. His work is mostly religious in nature. Dave’s artwork has transitioned from a hobby to a full-time passion since his retirement from Metro North Railroad, where he worked as a machinist for 27 years.
He has exhibited his art at the Ossining Arts Gallery, Spellman Room at Maryknoll’s main Seminary building, The Warner Library in Tarrytown, the John C. Hart Memorial Library in Shrub Oak and at Grand Central Station’s “Talent on the Track” Art Exhibit. Some of his work is available for purchase at Images Art Gallery in Briarcliff Manor, NY and prints are available for purchase upon request.
The Lent Art Exhibit will be on display at the Center at Mariandale in the Chapel, dining room art wall, and dining room entrance from February 26 thru April 15, 2020, with a public reception Wednesday, March 11 from 4-6pm. Admission is free, and donations are welcome.