If you are in northern hemisphere we wish the most beautiful spring, if in the southern, we hope you are having an enjoyable autumn!
Groups in Calgary and Seattle are filling up well, but last week we have been contacted by Wesley Seminary (Washington DC) and we were informed that our workshop has to be cancelled because of widescale renovation works.
But since every cloud has a silver lining, with a generous invitation of Peter Pearson’s now we happily launch a brand new Icon Drawing Workshop in the Holy Cross monastery in West Park NY, – reachable by direct trains from NYC).
It’s a 4 days course for $650 with lodging and meals included, – lots and lots of drawing! We think it’s essential for all.
Only two works to publish since our previous Newsletter:
One by Philip:
And a Last Supper by Olga Shalamova:
Besides, we are surprised to see constant and unpredictable interest to iconography exhibitions. As always we publish some photos at our Flickr, hope you may find something inspiring.
The first one was a “85 years of Union of Artists of Saint Petersburg“, which included our iconography section not a special one iconography (February 20 – March 10 2017, St. Isaac’s Square Manege, Saint Petersburg, Russia).
The second in Feodorovsky Cathedral (also in Saint Petersburg) exhibition
Passions of Christ (March 5 – April 10).
After this, – at last but not least, as the best desert, we are also very proud of an opportunity to share a brand-new website of our fellow iconographer fr. Silouan Justiniano, constant author of Orthodox Arts Journal and a friend of ours. It’s very minimal, just the essentials for now. Take a look: www.frsilouanicons.com
Thanks you very much for your time, hope next one will have less news and more images to share!
With warmest greetings and wishes!!!,
Philip and Olga