The newest art exhibits at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery

Starting Sept. 8, the newest art exhibits opened at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Kate’s. The galleries opening reception was held Saturday, Sept. 13 for Near and Far, Temporary Landscape Paintings and for Adé Bethune, The Power of One Person. Many alumni, faculty, staff, community members and current students were in attendance to take in the contemporary and historical art as well as to mingle amongst each other while basking in the beauty of art.

Near and Far, Contemporary Landscape Paintings – Sept. 8-Oct. 23, 2014

Near and Far, which showcases artists Abigail Anderson, Dan Bruggeman, Rod Massey, Rebecca Silus, Carolyn Swiszcz and Andrew Wykes is a group exhibit that presents a variety of approaches to landscape painting through ingenuity, charm and amusement. Each artist shows the reality each of us may see every day but in a unique and eye-catching way. The group exhibit is curated by Carol Lee Chase and an artist panel discussion will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the gallery.

Adé Bethune, The Power of One Person – Sept. 8-Dec. 19, 2014

The other exhibit currently is St. Kate’s Adé Bethune Collection. In commemoration of the centennial artist, writer and activist, Adé Bethune, this collection of her work shows social action, liturgical art and history at its finest. Bethune was associated with the Catholic Worker, as well as being a liturgical artist who had a significant influence in her community and with social change. Curated by Deborah Kloiber, University Archivist, Head of Special Collection at St. Kate’s, this exhibit is definitely one for the historian and social justice mover in all of us.

Want to visit the full galleries yourself? The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Kate’s is open Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public. For more information and details on upcoming exhibits and community art tours visit

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