Eric Timmreck from the Museum of Fine Arts Houston will visit the “Icons in Transformation” exhibition at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church and present his insights in a talk entitled “Iconic Reflections: The Power of Transcendence”. This presentation will occur Sunday, June 3 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
In Mr. Timmreck’s words; “Just as Ludmila Pawlowska’s “Icons in Transformation” transcend the Byzantine icons of old, so do other works of art, both old and new, provide the opportunity for further reflection on the power possessed by iconic representations. Pawlowska sees icons as communicating ‘deep sensitivity,’ as indeed they do. That very sensitivity can enable a powerful pathway to transcendence, connecting us with ‘the greater’ or with something ‘beyond.’ Works of art from many ages and of many different styles can be seen to share with traditional religious icons something of this power of transcendence”. This conversation will focus on works of art, including works from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, that inspire reflection on the iconic.
Afterward, the exhibition will be open for viewing. Docents will be available.